Willard Metzger

Willard Metzger serves as Executive Director at CPJ.

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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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Book Review: The Inner Level

The authors invite us to abandon the false sense of wellbeing generated by materialism and replace it with a way of life that is more fundamentally consistent with our human need and responsibility for healthy community.

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The Climate Context of a Global Virus

We are all bound together in our well-being as people and as a planet. COVID-19 has reminded us that we cannot wash our hands of the shared responsibility of caring for our neighbor or creation.

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An Update on CPJ’s 2020/2021 Public Justice Internship

As CPJ responds to the COVID-19 crisis, we were forced to make the difficult decision to put the Public Justice Internship on hold for the coming year.

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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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Election Concerns

Elections bring a lot of speculation. Polls try and follow the changing sentiment of voters. Pundits look for advantages to capitalize and determine risks to avoid.

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Young Adults Protest Christian Apathy

One of the early assignments I was given in my new role with Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) was to interview applicants for our intern program. Hearing these undergraduate students express their passion was a gift.

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