You're Invited for Breakfast

One of the members of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, the Calgary Interfaith Council, is hosting a breakfast with Mayor Jyoti Gondek.

And you're invited.

It's part of this year's interfaith breakfast.

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Calgary, a Fair Trade City?

Above is a recording of a short briefing that was delivered by Erin Bird (Fair Trade Calgary) on the project. Timestamps are in the YouTube description.

Joining us for a discussion was Erin Bird (from Fair Trade Calgary) to discuss Calgary's ongoing journey towards becoming a Fair Trade designated Town. We chatted over Zoom in January for a brief presentation and questions.

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Media Coverage

Opinion: I'm a pastor; in the face of genocide, the soul of my church is threatened

In July, our lead organizer wrote an opinion editorial through the CBC's editorial section. You can view it here.

Churches are burning. Others are sprayed in orange and red with the haunting words: "We were children."

But these are small losses compared to thousands of graves of children. What are a few buildings, when the church is losing its spiritual legitimacy? Who in their right mind would turn for spiritual hope to institutions that preach love but participated in and hid the abuse and deaths of thousands of children at residential schools in Canada?

I am a person of faith and a member of the clergy. I'm left with a harsh question: In the face of genocide, can the churches save their own soul?

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"Calgary skyline to be lit Orange on Canada Day."

“So having a safe space in Mohkínstsis, in Calgary, where we’re able to pray and be with our elders and with our community in a safe way,” community organizer Tapisa Kilabuk said. “Collectively, we are in this all together, and it’s important to have non-Indigenous folks be a part of this process as it’s their community too.”

  • "Calgary skyline to be lit orange on July 1 amid calls to cancel Canada Day celebrations" - Link
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"Groundhog Day On The Green Line."

Jane Ebbern represented the Calgary Alliance at a council meeting this spring that focused on the Green Line LRT project. She was featured on local news website Sprawl Alberta. Her comments are below.

JANE EBBERN: I'm here to speak on behalf of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, which brings together 31 organizations that represent approximately 36,000 Calgarians. Together we organize the power of our communities to shape a just and compassionate Calgary.

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View previous media mentions here.