The Canadian Environmental Protection Act is currently before the Canadian Parliament, and a Senate Committee is considering amendments to modernize this Act, which came into force in 2000. One proposed amendment is to add “the right to a healthy environment.” Today’s service will highlight why a healthy environment is critical for those with severe environmental sensitivities, the “canaries in the coal mine.”
Service coordinator: Steve Lennon
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The Right to a Healthy Environment: A Canary’s Journey
June 5, 2022
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Around the world, more than 110 countries now recognize their citizens’ right to a healthy environment. In fact, Canada is among only a dozen nations that do not yet explicitly recognize this fundamental human right.
When Our Heart Is in a Holy Place UU Church Choir
63 Spring Has Now Unwrapped the Flowers
Words by Simon Ortiz, adapted slightly from Lifting Our Voices; Readings in the Living Tradition.
Brent Kroeker: Committed to Respond by Lynn Harrison
Sharing and Caring
The journey of our lives has brought us this morning to this place, to be here together. What a miracle this is to share these moments and to be nourished by each other’s presence. May we approach this time with gratitude and hope. So may it be.
65 The Sweet June Days
The words for the Meditation are adapted from Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life by Philip Simmons
For the month of June, our Share the Plate partner is the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (PWRC).
Circle Round for Freedom First UU Church of Winnipeg Choir
1052 The Oneness of Everything
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Illness – Awareness and Acknowledgement
288 All Are Architects
Words from Singing the Living Tradition 693 by V. Emil Gudmundson
Carry the Flame
Return Again UU Church of Winnipeg Choir
Gratitude to all who made this service happen:
- Leaders: Marie LeBlanc, Lynn Clark, Brent Kroeker, Michael Thiessen, Margaret Friesen, Carolyn Garlich
- Coordinators: Kelvin Seifert, Steve Lennon
- Tech Team: Christina Swindells-Nader, Arthur Burstow, Marjorie Doyle
- Sharing and Caring Host: Paula Wachs
- Sanctuary Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
- Songleading Videos: Paul Rodermond, (former) Acting Music Director and Accompanist, P.J. Buchan, (former) Music Director, Winnipeg UU Choir
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