AIR: BREATHE IN JUSTICE A Good Friday walk connects air quality with the cross, Friday (March 21), 2 pm. Free. Church of the Holy Trinity, beside the Eaton Centre. 416-275-6059. Rating: NNNNN
WHY THIS WALK NOW?
We are a group of social-justice-minded Christians linking the Good Friday story with the issues we face. We’ll walk and stop at various stations along the way.
One station at Holy Trinity is symbolic of the empty tomb. At another station near Nathan Phillips Square, one group will talk about asthma. And the theme at Yonge-Dundas Square is the air waves – who controls them and who gets heard.
WHAT’S THE BIBLICAL SOURCE FOR THE ACTION?
In the Gospel, Mark talks about the moment that Jesus took his last breath. The Good Friday story challenges us to go beyond death to new life, and when we look at our planet, we see a crying need for rebirth.
WHAT’S THE MOST SPIRITUALLY SATISFYING BOOK YOU’VE READ LATELY?
Cause For Hope: Humanity At The Crossroads, by Bill Phipps. He talks about our society and the ecological crisis, the huge gap between rich and poor and the way traditional faith isn’t filling the void.
WHAT LOCAL SPOT FUELS YOUR SPIRIT?
The Leslie Street Spit. I love the water. I’m from Nova Scotia, so it reminds me of home. There are no cars – just peace and quiet.