Summer 2015 – Vol. 38, No. 2
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Justice Tour Visits Eight Cities in Canada
by Joe Gunn
Time for Churches to Speak as One
Adapted from Glen Pearson’s keynote address to CPJ’s 2015 Annual General Meeting in London, ON.
Governments at all levels have failed to inspire communities to stick together through these times of global change and to jointly invest to insure that all Canadians have a chance for a better life. Now, more than ever, our solidarity with communities is required.
Changing the Climate Debate
by Karri Munn-Venn
Churches Well-placed to Advocate for Refugees
by Elizabeth Keith
Canada is known for its welcoming policy for newcomers, but with over 50 million displaced people around the world, private sponsors are taking on more work as the federal government starts backing away. Churches or church-connected organizations represent 72 per cent of Sponsorship Agreement Holders. This puts them in a position to advocate to the government on behalf of refugees.
We Are More Than Taxpayers
by Janelle Vandergrift
Groundings: Reflections from Justice Tour 2015
by Bishop Susan Johnson
I wish everyone could have had the opportunity to visit those eight cities, participate in the 15 events, and meet with the hundreds of Christians and people of goodwill that came out to these events. I wish you all could have heard the creative ministry and passionate advocacy that is being done all across the country.
- Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada’s Failing Democracy By Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan (reviewed by Dennis Gruending)
- This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate By Naomi Klein (reviewed by Karri Munn-Venn)
- Our Only World: Ten Essays By Wendell Berry (reviewed by Janelle Vandergrift)
- Live Justly By Jason Fileta, Ronald J. Sider, Eugene Cho, Kimberly McOwen Yim, Shayne Moore, Rene Padilla, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Sunia Gibbs (reviewed by Monique Verhoef)
- Glorious and Free By Bryce Dymond (reviewed by Naomi Kabugi)
- The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence By John Ralston Saul (reviewed by Michelle Nieviadomy)
- Blessed are the Consumers: Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint By Sallie McFague (reviewed by Sheila McKinley osu)
- Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation By Cynthia MoeLobeda (reviewed by Joe Gunn)
- The News: A User’s Manual By Alain de Botton (reviewed by Brad Wassink)
- Fighting Over God: A Legal and Political History of Religious Freedom in Canada By Janet Epp Buckingham (reviewed by Kathryn Teeluck)
- Canadian Medicare: We Need It and We Can Keep It By Stephen Duckett and Adrian Peetoom (reviewed by Adrian Helleman)