Willard Metzger

Willard Metzger serves as Executive Director at CPJ.

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Posts by Willard Metzger

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Curiosity as an Expression of Trust

In the final video of the series on poverty and congregational responses by the Flourishing Congregations Institute, I encourage us to embrace a life of curiosity rather than control when facing the unknown – a timely reminder for the Eastertide season. Discover how a curious mindset can help us better understand and address the complex…

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Guelph

The Good News Is…

Below is a recording of the service from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Guelph where I gave a Christian Perspective on CPJ’s Give it up for the Earth! campaign. Photo credit: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church website.

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Stephen’s Enduring Legacy

For our staff, CPJ is more than a place of employment. People who work at CPJ are drawn by the faith-based platform promoting and advocating for policies that will help develop a just society for Canada. Striving for public justice is a cause, a worthwhile ministry. CPJ is funded by thousands of donors, many of…

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Creation’s Call to Action

Communities of faith have continued to call on corporations and governments to practice restraint and respect. Growth at the expense of a healthy environment will only bankrupt all of creation.

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What COVID-19 is Teaching Us

The future to which we return must look different from the past. Not just in defending against an infectious virus, but also in resisting a society marred with poverty and ecological devastation.

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When Justice and Faith Meet

Can we recognize the voice of Jesus in the young adult lament that is yearning for more active justice-seeking within their faith expression?

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A Pandemic Calls Us to Work Together

A pandemic requires people to take personal responsibilities. But it should not cause us to abandon our commitment to the common good.

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A Growing Need for Unity

The recent federal election shows that Canada needs a rejuvenated sense of community, and people of faith are called to be a positive influence in encouraging a society that strengthens community.

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Climate strike as an act of worship

I couldn’t help but feel that this was an unconventional type of worship experience. The usual elements of worship were missing, but the love of creation and fellow humanity was evident.

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Election Prayer

Elections are confusing times. Candidates appeal to the best and worst of humanity. There are appeals to come together as caring communities. But calls for collective sacrifice make for weak campaign platforms.

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