Endorsements of Journeys to Justice


“Journeys to Justice offers a wealth of personal stories on a host of faith-based political issues. Gunn looks at the creation of Canada’s refugee policies; Indigenous rights and the Mackenzie Valley pipeline proposal; Catholic bishops and economic justice; the churches and South African apartheid; violence against northern women; a challenge against the market economy; a defence of medicare; the women’s march for rights; and global debt cancellation… [Gunn] longs to pass on the struggle, the wisdom, and even the mistakes to the next generation.”

—-Jim Cresky
Publisher of the Hill Times

“The prophet Micah reminds us of our responsibilities to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. In our work to ‘do justice’ many of us experience periods of discouragement or despair. I encourage you to read and study ‘Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism’ in order to be encouraged and reinvigorated in God’s call to work for justice. Together, we can make a difference!”

—Rev. Susan C. Johnson
National Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

“Activists for social justice and climate action will find new allies in this volume. If they didn’t already know the rich history of Canadian Christian activism, Joe Gunn’s compilation of this movement’s great history and closing essays from great young leaders in ministry provide an invaluable lesson. And hope for the future.”

—Elizabeth May
Leader, Green Party of Canada

“Through interviews with leaders in the Christian social justice movement in Canada, this volume both provides a valuable history of what has been accomplished, and remains to be accomplished, and introduces a new generation to the call to serve justice through theological reflection and action.”

—Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan
President, Canadian Council of Churches

“Reading this book has given me a new appreciation for the impact that men and women of faith have had—and can have—on vital social issues in Canadian society. I encourage all Church leaders to read it and share it with others: this inspiring, challenging and encouraging text calls us all to renew our commitment to God’s Reign of justice, peace and joy here and now.”

—Mgr. Paul-André Durocher
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Gatineau