“Public theology attends to the Bible and the tradition of faith at the same time as it attempts to discern the signs of the times and understand what is going on in the light of the gospel.”
Duncan Forrester, quoted in
Public Theology for the 21st Century
Jesus compares the kingdom of God to a mustard seed, noting even the smallest things can take root and flourish, sowing hope among his followers. ~ Mark 4:30-32
Justice Ministries works with congregations to respond faithfully to the justice imperatives of the gospel.
Earth Day – April 22
Earth Day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Use the PCC Earth Day prayer and activities to give thanks for the diversity and wonder of our planet, and pray for the vision and commitment to protect it.
Healing & Reconciliation
The Healing & Reconciliation Ministry of The Presbyterian Church in Canada works ecumenically, with local leaders, congregations and courts of the church to build and strengthen bridges of understanding and friendship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Streams of Justice
Streams of Justice is a twice-annual newsletter that connects Presbyterians across Canada involved in social justice ministry.
International Affairs Committee
The mandate of the International Affairs Committee (IAC) is to help Presbyterians to be informed and aware of important international issues for study, prayer and action and to bring forward recommendations to the General Assembly on international issues. The International Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the General Assembly.
Social Action Handbook
The Social Action Handbook is a summary of the reports and recommendations adopted by the annual General Assemblies of The Presbyterian Church in Canada from 1954 to the present.
From time to time Justice Ministries encourages people to participate in a concrete grass-roots action. To be a part of these actions you can email Stephen Allen.
For more information, email Stephen Allen or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 256.
The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), founded in 1944, is the largest ecumenical body in Canada, representing 24 churches of Anglican, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions.
The Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC) was established in 1972. The CCJC promotes a restorative approach to justice with an emphasis on addressing the needs of victims and offenders, mutual respect, healing, individual accountability, community involvement and crime prevention.
KAIROS unites 11 Canadian churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). KAIROS advocates for social change, amplifying and strengthening the public witness of its members.
Project Ploughshares is an ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches established in 1976 to implement the churches’ call to be peacemakers and to work for a world in which justice will flourish and peace abound. Project Ploughshares works to identify, develop, and advance approaches that build peace and prevent war, and promote the peaceful resolution of political conflict.