Syrian Refugee Update
Almost two years after HAT initiated its refugee sponsorship project, the family we are helping arrived in Toronto in late July. Through the Friends of Music and Art, the larger group with which we partnered, HAT members have provided clothing and furnishing as well as money. The family, a professional couple with a 2-year-old child, is reportedly eager to settle in and has spent their first month getting to know the city better. They are due to move into their apartment September 1st. We hope to meet them in person soon afterward. Thanks to all HAT members who donated to our campaign. The Steering Committee will be dicussing in the near future our next campaign. Those members who have a suggestion, please send an email to our Coordinator for discussion.
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Introducing LWR Toronto....Formerly CFI Toronto
Note change in date for this month. If you RSVPed that you are going, you will receive an e-mail with the location and directions about 24 hours before the meeting.
“It's a place for people to share their desire to throw away the burden of religious indoctrination and antiquated dogma.” LWR is now with the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT). Our monthly meeting discussing past and present religious issues and looking at a positive life free of guilt, fear and shame. While the group is still dedicated to dealing with problems and issues revolving around religion, it is also a place for those interested in exploring larger issues in a non-judgmental welcoming atmosphere. It's a place for people to share their desire to throw away the burden of religious indoctrination and antiquated dogma. Whether you are thinking of leaving your religion or are already living religion free, or you just wish to support others in this quest,
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This past week, we have witnessed the extent to which global warming is affecting weather patterns and the severity of storms. Just in the past 2 weeks, there have been 3 major storms:
- Hurricane Harvey
- Record breaking Monsoon season in India
- Record floods in Niamey
The list goes on for the entire year........
Climate change is a real concern. HAT sends it's hope for a speedy recovery to those effected by these storms.
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