Month: September 2015

What to do with the Senate?

What to do with the Senate?

Canadians are fed up with the scandals, spending irregularities, and other scurrilous activities of the members of our Senate.

During the federal election, the question of Senate reform has received heightened attention. But moving beyond the current public disgust with senatorial misbehaviour, what reforms are desirable and realistically possible?

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Divestment and Election 2015

Divestment and Election 2015

The movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy and climate solutions has exploded, growing fifty-fold in the past year. To date, 430 institutions and 2,040 individuals across 43 countries and representing $2.6 trillion in assets have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Faith communities cannot, in good conscience, be strong advocates for addressing...

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Introducing “Prayers for COP21 in Paris”

For God so loved the world. Throughout the creation story we hear of God’s pleasure at what has been created. Light, water, living creatures, and human kind. God looked at it all and declared “it is good.”

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As Pope Francis’ addresses the United Nations this morning, his message is already having an impact in Canada.

Press Release: Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out

On Promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: September 25, 2015 – As Pope Francis addresses the United Nations this morning, his message is already having an impact in Canada. Today, an inter-faith declaration, “On Promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada: Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out” was released by...

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Degrees of Justice: understanding the need for climate change mitigation in Canada

Degrees of Justice

The climate we experience results from complex chemical, physical, and biological processes that interact with complicated social and political structures. As creatures and citizens of both ecological and political societies, our impact extends to all organisms with whom we share the safe harbor of Earth’s climate.

Climate change is a tragically urgent public justice issue that requires immediate action.

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