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July 14, 2016
Students give witness to social teaching in an homage to 20 years of social justice vigils
Students give witness to social teaching in an homage to 20 years of social justice vigils

Throughout the month of April, students in each of the 39 schools of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board were asked to show mercy by standing in solidarity with those who experience injustice. They did that by holding vigils and pilgrimages that honoured the legacy of the Sisters of Providence and vigil-keepers who held a Friday vigil in front of Kingston City Hall for 20 years. 

July 14, 2016
Through the eyes of children
Through the eyes of children

A fascinating new web-based PeaceQuest project will soon be providing teachers with an innovative tool to help students learn about war and peace - through the eyes of children.

May 17, 2016
An homage of vigils throughout April
An homage of vigils throughout April

In April, every school in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board held some version of a social justice vigil – honouring the 20 years of the Friday noon vigil undertaken by the Sisters of Providence with many others from the community.

April 28, 2016
Library Code of Conduct issue about respect for the poor and homeless
Library Code of Conduct issue about respect for the poor and homeless

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office took up the cause of the vulnerable when the Kingston Frontenace Public Library Board changed their patron code of conduct. 

April 18, 2016
Students share trip with Sisters
Students share trip with Sisters

On April 18, Regiopolis Notre Dame students and teachers shared how their mission trip to Jamaica changes their lives ... and maybe those of the people of Kingston, Jamaica as well

April 18, 2016
Reflecting on a life-changing trip to Kingston, Jamaica
Reflecting on a life-changing trip to Kingston, Jamaica

In April 2016, Regiopolis Notre Dame students shared their experience of a solidarity visit to Jamaica with Sisters of Providence as well as the Congregation of Notre Dame and Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph Sisters who live together at the Providence Motherhouse.

April 11, 2016
A Kingston motion is paving the way towards a more equal Canada
A Kingston motion is paving the way  towards a more equal Canada

We need a basic, livable income to address poverty, inequality and the fast-changing world of work. Computers are replacing  people in most every occupation. A guaranteed income would keep everyone stable, regardless of what happens to jobs. It is expected to eventually reduce the costs of healthcare and even corrections. 

January 15, 2016
How the yearning for peace After a trench war's horror gave way to vapid "Vimyism"
How the yearning for peace After a trench war's horror gave way to vapid "Vimyism"

Canadian Issues thèmes Canadiens (CITC) fall 2015 issue features an article by Jamie Swift on the remembrance of World War I.

December 9, 2015
The gift of security for one Syrian family
The gift of security for one Syrian family

Earlier this year, before the federal government announced it was bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, even before the child, Alan Kurdi, ended up shocking the world with the plight of the Syrians, the Sisters of Providence made a strong act of solidarity to the cause. The congregation donated significant funds to make possible the private sponsorship of one Syrian family. 

December 9, 2015
A closing celebration ... and one final vigil
A closing celebration ... and one final vigil

It was fitting that the weather was so beautiful on September 17 and 18 when, after 20 years of fidelity, the silent vigil in solidarity with the poor and so many others, came to an end.

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