The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee will host it’s Annual Book Sale on Thursday, June 23 & Friday June 24 from 9 to 5 or so. This will be held outside… Read More »Book Sale this week! Thursday and Friday June 23 & 24!
On Thursday December 3 you can buy high quality clothing for your friends and family and know that you are making other people’s lives better too. Sojourn House has welcomed and supported… Read More »Sale Thursday, Dec 3 to support refugee work!
Homily on November 8, 2015 by Katherine Assad
Yesterday on the bus I got a text message from Rob Shropshire, a member of the Holy Trinity refugee committee whom many of you know, telling me to listen to an interview on CBC with John MaCallum, our new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Rob said that the interview was so amazing he was literally pinching himself, so I listened to it right then and there.
The minister confirmed that the government will indeed be moving ahead with the resettlement of 25,000 refugees and that the interim federal health program for refugees that was cut a few years ago would be fully reinstated. And these 25000 to be resettled will be government-assisted refugees. These numbers do not include the number of refugees that will be privately sponsored by constituent groups like ours of groups of five. For me this point is huge.Read More »Pinch me, I must be dreaming…
TORONTO September 4, 7pm. Yonge-Dundas Square http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/TORefugeesWelcome
The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee will host it’s Annual Book Sale on Thursday, June 25 & Friday June 26 from 9 to 5 or so. This will be held on… Read More »Book Sale raised over $2900 on Thursday and Friday, June 25 & 26
The Canadian Sanctuary Network, Jewish Refugee Action Network, and KAIROS Canada invite you to attend: A Most Remarkable Outreach to Refugees: A report from the Churches in Germany at Holy… Read More »June 9 – A Most Remarkable Outreach to Refugees
I stumbled across a great article online. I think it puts the struggle to be faithful today in a helpful light: Our job is to offer the wisdom of scripture:… Read More »‘Our work, as Christians in Canada today, is dissent’
Homily given by Sherman Hesselgrave at a service held at St James Cathedral, Toronto, on February 1st, 2015, The Eve of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus, to recognize parishes in the Diocese that have been engaged in ministry with refugees.
Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84:2-3, 5-6 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40
In 1956, the Hungarian Revolution started with thousands of students marching peacefully through the streets of Budapest demanding an end to the Soviet occupation of Hungary. It was October 23rd, the day I turned four years old. The revolution had a short life, however. Twelve days later Nikita Khrushchev sent in the Red Army and the Hungarian forces were defeated. 200,000 Hungarians fled to the West, and about 6,000 of those refugees found their way to Ontario. We lived in Fort William at the time, and my father was the pastor of a Lutheran congregation that helped to settle one of those families. Their son was a little older than I, and I can still (believe it or not) visualize the red and green checked shirt that they gave me as a gift. I was too young to understand the political complexities, but I knew that this family who spoke a different language had come from far away and they needed our help making a new start.Read More »Refugee Service Homily