Month: November 2015

CPJ encouraged by Mandate Letter and Poverty Plan

For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON: November 13, 2015 –  In response to the release today of the Mandate Letter to the Minister of Families, Children and Social development, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is very encouraged to see the commitment to develop a strategy to end poverty in Canada. “This is great news for low-income...

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Shouting It From the Rooftops

by Michèle Biss

Action on poverty is long overdue. It’s time for our federal government to step up and put in place a comprehensive, rights-based approach to poverty.

Over the past year, the Dignity for All Campaign has been shouting this message from the rooftops. We’ve been spreading the word wherever and whenever we can – at events,...

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Groundings: An Advent Call to Listen in the Face of Fear

From The Catalyst Winter 2015

by Dena Nicolai

The longing of Advent and the celebration of Christmas this year must also involve preparing for the arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees. In the midst of these preparations, God’s word in 1 John 4:18 continues to exhort us, “There is no fear in love. But...

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A Better Future for Our Children

A Better Future for Our Children

Last winter, my nine-year-old son accompanied me to a climate talk at our church. But rather than bored, Oscar was captivated and took to writing about climate change, flooding and drought, and the significant oil and gas reserves that must stay underground. 

Then I began to worry. How much did he understand about what the world...

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Letters to the Editor – Winter 2015

From The Catalyst Winter 2015 The Trouble With Partisanship Kathryn Teeluck provides us with a concise and clear review of Fighting Over God by Janet Epp Buckingham (Summer 2015). Epp Buckingham’s points seem cogent and significant. I’m reading a biography of Richard John Neuhaus from the United States, a liberal Lutheran pastor who later became a...

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Inter-faith Statement Links Poverty and Climate Justice

Inter-faith Statement Links Poverty and Climate Justice

By Randolph Haluza-DeLay, PhD

Demanding action on both climate change and poverty, the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has released On Promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada: Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out. Citizens for Public Justice helped to draft this inter-faith statement, which also adds a call for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

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Praying for COP21 in Paris

5 People Who Are Praying for COP21 in Paris

In the lead up to COP21, CPJ launched Prayers for COP21 in Paris, a suite of worship materials, advocacy tools, and nation-wide prayer chain designed to help people of faith engage with climate justice.

Here are five citizens across Canada that are joining CPJ in Prayers for COP21 in Paris.

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Beyond Greening: Climate Justice Requires Christian Advocacy

Beyond Greening

Climate Justice Requires Christian Advocacy Climate change is already negatively impacting physical, biological, and human systems around the world. That we allow further greenhouse gas emissions is an injustice – especially since those most vulnerable to climate change are already socially and economically marginalized. Religious organizations have traditionally engaged climate care by promoting individual or...

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CPJ launches church climate resource kit for COP21 in Paris

Justice group urges Canadian Christians to pray and act for climate justice during UN Conference

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON, November 3, 2015 —  World leaders are working to forge a new international climate agreement at the UN Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. COP21 has the potential to be a real...

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