Month: December 2014

Waiting for Justice

Waiting for Justice

All of us who care about issues of justice know that the world we live in is broken. Sometimes the weight of this brokenness can make it difficult to keep working for a better world. We stop waiting for justice, we stop waiting for wholeness, and we numb ourselves to experiencing the pain of all…

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Syrian Refugees

Canada: Only a refuge for religious minorities?

Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and Sikh leaders in Canada stand up for Syrian Muslims seeking asylum On December 12th, CBC News reported that the government is considering prioritizing religious minorities from Syria when deciding which refugee claims to approve. Such a policy would leave Sunni Muslims, who compose the majority of the Syrian population, without any chance…

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3 Reasons to Feel Hopeful After COP20

The world was watching as delegations from over 190 countries gathered in Lima, Peru for the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. With a December 2015 deadline for a new international agreement to drastically lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (at COP21 in Paris), the goal for Lima a…

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Syrian Refugees

Syrian Refugees: Discriminating by religion is unacceptable

Inter-faith Statement on Syrian Refugees.

December 2014
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Faith groups, including CPJ, responded today to 
reports that the Canadian federal government is only looking to resettle Syrian refugees from the country’s religious minorities. In their statement today on Syrian refugees, faith leaders supported the Canadian Council of Refugees in affirming and insisting that discriminating by religion is unacceptable. 

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Faith Groups plan Climate Change Vigils on Dec. 7

Vigil in Ottawa to walk to Parliament Hill, Global Multi-faith Commitment Grows as Negotiators Meet

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Ottawa, ON: December 3, 2014 – On the evening of December 7th, “Light for Lima” vigils are taking place all over the world.  People are gathering with candles and solar lanterns to show their concern about climate change.

Building on the momentum from the People’s Climate March where they mobilized tens of thousands of participants, faith groups are holding vigils in thirteen countries to pray for progress towards an international agreement to address climate change.  The vigils will take place as leaders are gathered for the crucial Lima climate talks. 

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