the Catalyst

Poverty in Canada. Climate Justice. Refugee Rights. These are just a few of the justice issues covered in the Catalyst. Each edition is filled with articles, reflections, and updates on social justice work happening in Ottawa and across Canada. The Catalyst is a critical resource for justice-oriented Christians looking to be informed and take action. The Catalyst regularly wins awards from the Canadian Church Press. Read the latest book reviews from the Catalyst. If your church is interested in receiving multiple copies of the Catalyst, please click here to subscribe.
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the Catalyst, Spring 2022

Title Spring 2022 (Volume 45, Number 1) Download Spring 2022 Catalyst (PDF) Reflections of a Retiring Social Justice Activist: Public Trust and Engagement By David Pollock | April 3, 2022 Citizens for Public Justice has long been concerned with public trust. On March 11, 1976, Chief Justice Boris Laskin of the Supreme Court reversed a…

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the Catalyst, Summer 2021

Summer 2021 – Vol. 44, No. 2 Download (PDF) Stephen’s Enduring Legacy By Willard Metzger 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. This personal investment by…

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Groundings: Finding Belonging in the Margins

As a small child, I attended a church where members greeted each other as family. I had many “aunts” and “uncles” who I sat with during services while my mom would provide ASL interpretation. One perspective would be that this group of Deaf members, sitting at the front right edge of the church, was on…

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the Catalyst, Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 edition the Catalyst includes an update on CPJ’s approach to basic income, invites faith communities to join For the Love of Creation’s faith-in-action campaign, and highlights the work of Migrant Students United and Operation Black Vote Canada.

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the Catalyst, Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 edition the Catalyst continues CPJ’s analysis of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and includes articles looking at the Safe Third Country Agreement and the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

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the Catalyst, Summer 2020

The Summer 2020 edition the Catalyst includes a series of articles outlining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on refugees and migrants, women, and racialized communities as well as Canada’s work towards climate justice. It also features our annual series of summer book reviews.

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the Catalyst, Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 edition of the Catalyst includes analysis on climate migrants, an inclusive just transition, and discipleship in the midst of the climate crisis.

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the Catalyst, Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 edition of the Catalyst includes a series of articles from CPJ with a more in-depth look at the results of the 2019 federal election and where we go from here.

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2019 Federal Election

CPJ’s 2019 federal election bulletin features analysis and questions for candidates on four major policy areas: democratic reform, poverty in Canada, climate justice, and refugee rights.

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the Catalyst, Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 edition of the Catalyst includes articles on CPJ’s forthcoming report “The Most Vulnerable,” the 10th anniversary of Dignity for All, the shift to a clean economy, democratic reform, book reviews, and more!

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