BySeptember 30, 2019
I spent the fall of 2017 in Barbados. I was there as an urban planning intern with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It was there that I first began to understand the magnitude of climate change impacts.
CPJ believes that every Christian has a mandate to care deeply about God’s creation, just as God cares for each and every one of us. In hopes to provide guidance for Christian environmentalists on how to contribute to the well-being of the natural world and all of Earth’s inhabitants, here are the 5 C’s of action plans that you can take to respond to today’s climate change crisis
September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It also marks the beginning of the Season of Creation (September 1 to October 4), a period during which Christians around the world celebrate creation through prayer, action, and advocacy.
To mark this day, and this season, CPJ offers this prayer for the care of creation.
How many of you have encountered something unfair in the world and felt angry about it? (All their hands shoot up). And then how many of you came across something that you thought could probably help with that particular problem, something that would make the world a bit better, a bit more fair? (Almost all the hands go up again). Okay, last question: how many of you have shared this idea with an adult and been told that, although it sounds nice, your idea is impossible, it’s too idealistic? (All the hands shoot up into the air and the students look at each other knowingly, laughing and rolling their eyes).
To mark the Season of Creation and lend support to Global Climate Action Week, CPJ is hosting aa week-long national prayer chain. Prayers for Creation begins on Friday, September 20 at 12noon and will continue until 4pm on Friday, September 27, 2019. You are invited to commit to an hour of prayer for the flourishing of creation….
CPJ Pre-budget Brief to the federal Finance Committee on the theme “Climate Emergency: The Required Transition to a Low Carbon Economy.”
It is time for policy and financial decisions that move us towards the Paris Agreement. The Government of Canada not only has an historic responsibility to end this funding, but this is also a tremendous opportunity to provide climate leadership by taking meaningful action.
Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations
Download the brief
CPJ believes that the federal government has a moral commitment to develop policy that is grounded in the common good, giving priority to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable in Canadian society and for ensuring that Canada contributes to the well-being of people and the planet.