News: Climate Justice

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and views from CPJ on climate justice by reading the articles written by CPJ staff and citing CPJ’s work.
The Living Relationship Between the People and the Land

The Earth is Our Mother

From The Catalyst, Spring 2016
by Michelle Nieviadomy

The earth provides everything we need: food, water, clothing, and shelter. For Indigenous peoples, she provides cultural and spiritual fulfillment as well. The earth is our source, not a resource.

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CPJ staff in support of the Proud to Protect Refugees campaign

Budget 2016: Significant Progress, Glaring Omissions

“Growing the Middle Class” is the title of the first budget presented by Canada’s new federal government. The Liberals hope that citizens will find “sunny ways” inside these pages – and in several ways we should. But this budget also raises some important, longer-term challenges for Canadians.

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Christians gather to discuss climate action on March 9

What can Christians contribute to the climate conversation?

Momentum for climate action is growing

“My heart shall sing of the day you bring.

Let the fires of your justice burn.

Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near,

and the world is about to turn!”

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Living Ecological Justice

Wondering what on earth we’re doing? Looking for an inspiring, relevant, and practical resource on ecological justice issues?

Living Ecological Justice: A Biblical Response to the Environmental Crisis, explores a wide range of issues with writers from seven Canadian Christian traditions.

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CPJ Delivers Climate Petitions to Minister McKenna

March 2, 2016 marked a turning point for federal-provincial cooperation on climate policy in Canada.

Federal and provincial leaders, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis representatives, and a wide range of civil society organizations are gathering in Vancouver to discuss the future of climate change policy in Canada.

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After the Paris Agreement

Canadians prayed for 296 consecutive hours during Paris climate negotiations. Concerned kids, parents, farmers, musicians, scientists, grandmothers, ministers, national churches, and friends, all across Canada (and beyond!) participated.

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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 might look like when he’s my age? And did he (as I do) have faith that we could muster the ambition necessary to take action?

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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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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 turning point for the fate of creation.

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