Last updated on May 20th, 2021
On Wednesday, May 19 2021 at 7:00 pm, we will gather for a time of sharing, prayer, and learning with Carrie Dohe and Anne McArdle about Bees for Peace. This project creates paths of peace between communities of faith through protecting the bees and other creatures that pollinate our flowers and bring nourishment to our bodies.
Please have a beverage, bread and candle on hand for our gathering. You are welcome to have your dinner during the conversation time. Our guest speakers have shared recipes for vegan banana muffin tops and spiced fruit salad.
Please also consider donating to Second Harvest, which aligns with Bees for Peace’s belief that food security and reducing waste is a top priority, as well as local partners providing food to our neighbours.
Learn more about our guest speakers:
Carrie B. Dohe (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2012) recently started a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto School of the Environment, focusing on a project she started in Germany called Bees for Peace. This project builds bridges between religious organizations and nature conservationists to mobilize faith communities for pollinator protection. Bees for Peace was recognized as an Official Project of the UN Decade on Biodiversity in Germany in August 2020.
Until relocating to Toronto, Carrie was a project research associate at the University of Marburg. With funding by the German Research Foundation, Carrie investigated how faith-based environmentalism and climate protection are transforming religious teachings and practices. She is especially interested in examining the role non-religious factors play in this transformational process, as well as the kinds of issues raised by interfaith engagement for the environment.
Anne McArdle is a Toronto local working with Bees for Peace in Canada. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Anne began pursuing a career with international charitable organizations, and has lived overseas twice as a result. Having always been interested in world religions and cultures, living and working with the local communities around the world encouraged her to work with many different communities together in Toronto to make a positive impact in her hometown. Anne’s next goal is to learn a fourth language.