50th Anniversary

In 2013 we celebrated CPJ’s 50th anniversary: a time to share and honour all the ways CPJ inspired and transformed public policy in Canada, to learn more about people whose courage and insight have led to lasting change, and to lift up visions for the future.

Will Postma addressing CPJ’s anniversary dinner in Toronto

Public Justice – Now, More than Ever!

by Will Postma

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 edition of the Catalyst.​

​​For 50 years, Citizens for Public Justice has given voice and legs to my hopes and prayers for a more just Canada. I see CPJ as a little blue engine pulling a long train of carefully-considered policy recommendations over a mountain, undeterred by barriers of unjust legislation or misguided government priorities.

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Celebrating 50 Years and a New Book in Ottawa!

How fitting that CPJ celebrated our 50th anniversary of engaging faith, politics, and advocacy in Ottawa on November 1, All Saints’ Day! For half a century, CPJ members and supporters have pursued the inevitable connectedness between faithful Christian living and seeking justice in public policies. CPJ continues to “show up” and to “stand up” for…

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Trixie LIng giving a presentation during her internship with CPJ

Striving Toward Faith and Justice: 50th Anniversary Reflection

This is the sixth reflection posted in honour of CPJ’s 50th anniversary. 

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Three Generations of CPJ: 50th Anniversary Reflection

This is the fifth online reflection posted in honour of CPJ’s 50th anniversary.

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Extraordinary Hope: 50th anniversary reflection

This is the fourth online reflection posted in honour of CPJ’s 50th anniversary.

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50th Anniversary Reflector: Murray MacAdam

Murray MacAdam, a former Catalyst editor, contributes our third 50th anniversary reflection. Some of the highlights from his time at CPJ include negotiating a major compensation agreement with the Grassy Narrows band in northwestern Ontario and an interview with the late Ted Scott, one of Canada’s leading Christian social justice advocates. 

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Crisis to Opportunity: 50th Anniversary Reflection

Kathy Vandergrift, our second 50th anniversary reflector, writes about how CPJ’s commitment to care for creation led to a strong role in introducing recycling to Edmonton in the late 1980s.

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50th Anniversary Reflector: Harry Kits

Harry was the first reflector in CPJ’s 50th anniversary year. Some satisfying legacies of his time as Executive Director were moving the office to Ottawa and creating year-long public justice internships.

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2013: 50 years of work for public justice!

In 2013 we celebrated CPJ’s 50th anniversary: a time to share and honour all the ways CPJ inspired and transformed public policy in Canada, to learn more about people whose courage and insight have led to lasting change, and to lift up visions for the future. Thank you to everyone who joined us in this celebration!

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