World Labyrinth Day 2017

The cold temperatures and strong winds did not stop a resolute group from gathering at the Lourdes Grotto on May 6th, 2017 for the annual celebration of World Labyrinth Day.  St. Peter’s along with MILC organize the annual event to coincide with World Labyrinth Day in order to encourage and examine the spiritual practice of Labyrinth walking.

Children of the Broken Treaty

MILC welcomes Charlie Angus to Sudbury, ON on Thursday, May 25th, 2017.  Charlie Angus will read from his book Children of the Broken Treaty and will be available for questions.

Quill and Quire describes Charlie Angus’s book Children of the Broken Treaty Children of the Broken Treaty as “A book with a worthy subject that should be read by as many Canadians as possible.” The Manitou Intentional Learning Community invites you to engage with this challenging, inspiring and at times heartbreaking story which highlights the challenges faced by First Nations communities specifically those in Northern Ontario.

Medical Assistance in Dying : Legal, Ethical and Spiritual Responses

The Manitou Intentional Learning Community hosted a discussion panel on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) on March 30th, 2017 at St. Stephen’s on the Hill United Church.  The panel examined MAID in light of the law, medical ethics and our faith. Panelists included Rev. Dr. Bill Steadman (St. Andrew’s United Church, United Church of Canada Theology and Inter-Church Inter-Faith Committee), Mary Huska BScN, MHSc (Clinical Bioethicist/ Manager Spiritual and Religious Care at Health Sciences North), and lawyer Michael Hennessy (Hennessy Law, Sudbury)

End of Life Choices with Rev. John Buttars

MILC hosted Rev. John Buttars on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at St. Peter’s United Church in Sudbury.

Weaving his own encounters with the reality of death with insights from other thinkers, Buttars encourage the audience to confront a certainty which is challenging for all to face.

“Life is an unbelievable gift with amazing abundance . . . May- be those who live out of abundance can more easily accept that difficulties, loss and death are simply parts of life.”

Keenly interested in the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide, Buttars gave insight into the two polarities of “prolonging suffering or shortening valued life”.

Johns Buttars Lecture – Contemplating the End of my Life