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We Should Tell our Canadian Climate Stories this Earth Day

This Earth Day, and you can bet it will include all of the perennial park clean-ups, spring seedling swaps, and perhaps a renewed push for recycling at the local public school.

That’s all good, but this year Earth Day is different. It offers something more.

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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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Faith Rooted in Migration Stories

From The Catalyst, Spring 2016
by Naomi Kabugi

The spirit of migration permeates, and to a large extent defines,the biblical narrative. This theme is found in Genesis, the Psalms, and Revelation.

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Paris Climate Conference: And After?

“We are here because people we work with in the South told us climate change is affecting them. I’m not here speaking on behalf of people in the Global South, but with them.”

— Geneviève Talbot

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Prayer for Climate Action

Earth Day is on April 22. This year, it will take on special significance as world leaders will be in New York to sign the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.

As we mark a Day of Prayer for Climate Action, we share our prayer for the Earth.

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Progress and Concern on Refugee Rights Day

On March 31, 2016, McCallum announced some exciting changes that directly respond to the concerns of private sponsorship groups and the SAH Council. These changes respond directly to CPJ’s concerns over restrictive caps and the government’s processing speed.

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Refugee Health Care Restored

The federal government will fully restore the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) to all refugees starting April 1, 2016. 

Citizens for Public Justice is celebrating, and across Canada refugees and their sponsors are sighing in relief—they no longer need to worry about how they will pay for their health needs.

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Statement from CPJ on TRC Calls to Action

March 2016
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In June of 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released 94 Calls to Action to guide us towards a repaired relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and a more just and equitable future. CPJ has released a statement in response to the TRC's Call to Action #48 and has also endorsed the KAIROS Education for Reconciliation campaign in support of the TRC's Call to Action #62.i.

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Church Resources: Ecological Justice

Church EcoJustice Wondering how to start or continue difficult conversations about climate change in your community?

Use CPJ's engaging resources to engage your faith community in reflection and action towards ecological justice. These sermons, prayers, hymns, activities, books, and learning resources are centred on responding to God’s call to faithfully support the flourishing of creation. Read more

 

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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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