News

August 23, 2018
The World Remembers

Just as the schools let out, marking the real start of summer, PeaceQuest held an event in front of City Hall.  It was the official announcement of our November Gathering and concert.

August 15, 2018
Grieving the tragedy of war - Committed to the promise of peace
Grieving the tragedy of war - Committed to the promise of peace

Over four years, we have been involved in projects looking at war and peace from four perspectives or “streams”: culture, education, faith and policy. We’ve organized public forums to discuss and promote peace (some involving partnerships with other like-minded groups).

August 3, 2018
Annual Congress on Basic Income
Annual Congress on Basic Income

Some of Canada’s public champions took to the stage to discuss the importance and urgency of implementing a policy that will not only ensure an adequate income but also build a healthy, equitable, and prosperous society for all. 

March 16, 2018
PeaceQuest at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
PeaceQuest at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Along with my fellow PeaceQuester Beth Pater, I joined Joe to attend a unique ceremony in the Parliament buildings before Christmas. 

January 10, 2018
Community Harvest Kingston celebrates farmers markets 150+ years in Ontario
Community Harvest Kingston celebrates farmers markets 150+ years in Ontario

Sister Diane Brennen spoke at the Community Harvest Kingston’s second Canada 150+ event on August 30, 2017 and Tara Kainer recounts the events of the day.

June 19, 2017
Lunch to learn about what a living wage means
Lunch to learn about what a living wage means

Sustainable Kingston’s Lunch and Learn hosted Living Wage Kingston on June 14, 2017.

June 2, 2017
Breakthrough for $15 and fairness
Breakthrough for $15 and fairness

A victory in the fight for living wages as the Ontario government has announced an increase in the minimum wage. JPIC staff have supported this campaign locally for many years.

February 17, 2017
Talking Circle reflection
Talking Circle reflection

Recently I found myself at a Community Talking Circle, the first of ten organized by the City of Kingston’s Sesquicentennial Engage for Change project funded by the Government of Canada and facilitated by Three Things Consulting.

February 8, 2017
This Lent: Give it up for the Earth
This Lent: Give it up for the Earth

Bridget Doherty and the Anglican Green Group met with MP Bossio to discuss climate change and ask how the party’s election promise of establishing a “pan-Canadian framework for combating climate change” was progressing.

January 16, 2017
Sharing the Mission Trip
Sharing the Mission Trip

Holy Cross students on their solidarity trip to Jamaica

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