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Amnesty International

The St. James Amnesty International Action Circle (#99) meets monthly from September to June. Activities include letter writing, email campaigns, retreat days, discussion, and organizing special events at the Cathedral concerning human rights.

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of more than three million people dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights. We are building a world in which every person enjoys rights included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international rights standards. In Canada today we have more than 67,000 members and thousands more active supporters in communities, schools and networks across the country. Amnesty Action Circle #99 was started in 2006 at St. James. We welcome new members at our monthly meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings begin at 1:00pm in the Cathedral Centre. There is a Eucharist in the Cathedral beforehand at 12:30pm for all who wish to attend.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Watch for dates in 2017

“Write for Rights” 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
This international Amnesty action takes place each December on the anniversary of the 1948 signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Parishioners sign petitions and write letters in support of prisoners of conscience.

Cities For Life – Against The Death Penalty
Friday, November 25 at 7:00pm
Cities for Life – Toronto returns to the Cathedral on Friday, November 25 at 7:00pm with speakers, music and action; a common voice from over 2,000 cities world-wide to demand an end to the death penalty. Hosted by prominent lawyer, James Lockyer, Founding Director of Innocence Canada, the keynote speaker will be Marina Nemat, author of “Prisoner of Tehran” and “After Tehran”. Doors open at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

Action: Huseyin Celil

The St. James Action Circle is one of a number of groups working to free Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen who was detained by the Chinese police and held in solitary confinement since 2006. His wife, Kamila, and four children live in Burlington.

Resources                        

Human Rights (PDF), document courtesy Toronto Public Library

Amnesty International Toronto Office

Amnesty Canada

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