LEAP – Basic Income Guarantee
Tuesday, October 17, 7:00, Trinity United Church
Imagine living in a country where everyone – regardless of work or employment status – could have an income sufficient to live a happy, healthy, and dignified life. The Peterborough campaign for a Basic Income Guarantee works for policy change to reduce poverty and ensure income security in a rapidly changing world.
Come and learn from them about what the Basic Income Guarantee is and how it could work and hear updates on the Ontario pilot programs in Lindsay, Hamilton, and Thunder Bay. We will also have small groups discussions focused on questions like “How would a BIG affect you positively?”
Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring
October 19th and 20th, 6pm
Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring is a site-specific dance performance created by Brian Solomon and members of the community. The performance is a reenvisioning of the 1913 early modern ballet, Rite of Spring, via a contemporary Anishinaabeg lens, featuring Igor Stravisnky’s seminal score reimagined by Melody McKiver. You’ll see some UFPers dancing!
190 Brock Street Peterborough. Free admission
Let us know you’re coming, visit the Facebook event page
Saturday, Oct 21, 7-9pm
The wellbeing of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established. ~ Baha’u’llah’
The Baha’is of Selwyn invite you to join them in celebrating the 200th birthday of the founder of the Baha’i Faith, Baha’u’llah’ and his herald The Bab. There will be a music program and a guest speaker, with refreshments to follow.
Bridgenorth Public Library, 835 Charles Street. For more info, email or call 705-313-3660.
Abraham Festival Film Night
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, 7pm
JERUSALEM is an immersive experience about one of the world’s most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to billions of people and how archaeology is uncovering secrets. The filmmaker hopes that the juxtaposition of different religions and cultures – all with profound spiritual and historical connections to the city – will reveal how much Jews, Christians and Muslims have in common and inspire all of us to better understand each other.
Every stone in Jerusalem has many stories. It is the collective power of all these stories that makes the city so endearing to billions of people.
Refreshments and informal discussion to follow film. Free will donations welcome.
Beth Israel Synagogue, 775 Weller Street
A Prayer for Peace on Earth – an Invitation
Friday, October 27, 6-7pm, The Mount Community Centre Auditorium
Join Father Leo Coughlin and Friends to answer the call of Pope Francis to pray for PEACE in our world through a spirit of love and non-violence. Come join us as we gather in love, prayer and silence renew our commitment for peace and lift our voices, hearts and spirits with our global brothers and sisters suffering through violence.
Connecting in Tumultuous Times – Autumn Gathering of Peace Promoters
October 29, 1-4 pm – Emmanuel United Church, West Campus, in the upper hall
Main Purposes of this Meeting: 1) To get to know each other better; 2) To reflect on local activities (monthly vigils, Hiroshima Day, August Hate-Free march, & Solidarity Weekend); 3) To look ahead, build on our experience, & identify ways to strengthen each other’s work; 4) To consider a low-maintenance decision-making model that will facilitate thoughtful, timely responses as a group.
Please RSVP to let the Peterborough Peace Council know if you plan to attend.
We are prepared to entertain children so caregivers can participate – please let us know if you are bringing kids.
Donations of $10/ person (or whatever you can pitch in) will help cover room rental & event insurance.
Contributions for the snack table are welcome.
MEDICINE UNBUNDLED: A Journey Through The Minefields of Indigenous Health Care
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – 7:00 -8:30 pm
Ernie and Florence Gathering Space, Gzowski College
A TALK BY GARY GEDDES, author and editor of 49 books, recipient of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region) and Lt. Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.
Medicine Unbundled is the result of 4 years of research with Elders to uncover shocking stories from a segregated, under-funded Indian hospital system. Forced sterilizations, electric shock experiments, and other abusive treatments were part of this system, designed to keep Indigenous people separate from other segments of society. Sponsored by Pine Tree Talks, Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies and the Office of the Provost, Trent University
For humanity to survive and develop sustainable, socially equitable solutions for today’s challenges, we need a stronger connection with one another and with life in all its forms. The journey of meditation in Shambhala begins by connecting deeply with our own hearts, then naturally caring for our society and world. Offering public meditation, free meditation instruction, and courses of practice, study, and the arts from our tradition
Mondays except most statutory holidays
6:00 – 7:00 PM, Public meditation and instruction
7:00 – 9:00 PM, Talks, discussion, conversation, classes
Gathering Room at The Mount Community Centre, 1545 Monaghan Road