Give it up for the Earth!

God’s World

Two holidays fall on April 22 this year – Easter and Earth Day. While 2.2 billion Christians joyfully celebrate the resurrection of Christ, an estimated billion people will mark Earth Day in what has become the most widely celebrated secular holiday in the world. Earth Day began in 1970 as a counter-cultural, advocacy-oriented day focussed…

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Earth Day 2019: For the Love of Creation

Created by the Canadian Council of Churches, KAIROS, and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), the #ForTheLoveOfCreation video collaboration highlights the need for urgent action by Canadians – and the Canadian government – on climate change.

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Christians ‘give it up for the Earth’ during Lent

Now in its third year, Give it Up for the Earth! is centred on a pledge to individual climate action, and a call for more far-reaching national climate policy. Christians across Canada collect postcards and signatures as a demonstration of support for increased federal government action. In the Christian season of Lent, “people give up…

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Engagez-vous à arrêter pour la planète !

Information au sujet de la campagne Arrêtes pour la planète. (en anglais) Monsieur le premier ministre Justin Trudeau, Nous devons instamment travailler ensemble pour protéger l’humanité et assurer l’avenir de la planète. J’Arrête pour la planète!

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Pledge to Give it up for the Earth!

Learn more about the Give it up for the Earth! campaign. To the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Ambitious action is no longer optional. We must cut emissions and move towards a more secure, sustainable future.

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Give it up for the Earth!

Churches, schools, religious orders, and ecumenical groups across Canada are set to Give it up for the Earth! this Lent.

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‘Beneficial discomfort’: Anglicans share their Lenten practices

Lenten discipline is not only for individuals; some parishes practice it as a community as well. In 2018, 11 Anglican churches in Canada, for example, took part in “Give it up for the Earth!”, a campaign that encourages participants to take measures reducing their contribution to climate change, and to call for changes to government policy, according…

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Putting our Money where our Mouth is: Climate Change and Public Finance in Canada

CPJ backgrounder on federal fossil fuel subsidies.

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Reports and campaigns and policy, oh my!

We’re grateful to our supporters and donors, those who have participated in our initiatives and those who have financed them. To those who have asked hard questions, and those who have helped us to answer them. Those who have advocated for change, and to the politicians that made it happen!

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How Can We Give it Up for the Earth?

Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday, has long been associated with the need for conversion, to return to the roots of our faith, and to act more deeply from our shared spiritual convictions. This has traditionally been done in three specific ways: by prayer, fasting and almsgiving. These three activities are still…

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