Perhaps it is just me, but the words “Justice Camp” evoke thoughts of an Orwellian oligarchical collectivist nightmare-utopia, replete with mind control, the Ministry of Truth, Big Brother and the dreaded room 101.
Either that or something that the Diocese of Niagara enjoys holding. As Archdeacon Michael Patterson points out, Justice Camp is part of the Vision and combating poverty is vitally important to the Diocese of Niagara:
Our cathedral, for instance, is located in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the entire country. Poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, unemployment are epidemic. If we were to be preoccupied with internal matters of survival, we would, in effect, risk closing our doors to these pronounced needs in our communities and at our doorsteps.
It may not have occurred to Michael Patterson, but if the diocese would simply close the cathedral, those driven to mental instability by its mere presence would soon heal and there would be much less poverty, drug abuse and homelessness; and the proceeds of the sale could go to assisting in their speedy recovery. Too obvious, I suppose.