Sharing God's Abundant Life – Preparing for Ontario's Provincial Election.
SHARING GOD'S ABUNDANT LIFE
As Anglicans, we understand that in building up our society we are also helping to prepare the way of God's kingdom. Our prophetic command has always been to seek the welfare of the communities where God has placed us (Jeremiah 29.7), and in baptism, we promise to "seek and serve Christ in all persons", and to "respect the dignity of every human being."
In recent years, Anglicans across Ontario have been living out this covenant through advocacy on issues of poverty and housing. The provincial election campaign provides us with another opportunity to raise public awareness of the needs and burdens endured by so many in this province -hunger, inadequate housing, and poverty - and to help move policy decisions toward sharing abundant life which is God's desire for all of us.
"It is important that our elected representatives hear from us.
We all have a role to play in building a society in which all live with dignity.
This is part of our baptismal vows and a response to the Gospel."
- The Most Rev. Colin Johnson, Archbishop of Toronto and Metropolitan of Ontario
The Provincial Synod has prepared the following resources to assist our people and parishes to live into God's call for a just world where all have enough to flourish.