Justice Ministries works with congregations to sow seeds of hope and respond to the justice imperatives of the gospel.
On Saturday, October 28, 2017 18 people from the Presbytery of Niagara met at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls for a half-day workshop entitled “Light Up the World” (Matt. 5: 13-16). Participants explored concepts and values related to evangelism and justice using Matthew 5: 13-16 (salt and light), and based on the Lectio Divina method which includes silence and contemplative reflection on a scripture passage.
Dr. Heather Erika Johnston (1930-2014) was a lifelong ecumenist and justice-seeker. Born in Germany, her Lutheran clergy father was forced to choose between state and church and became one of the founding members of the underground church in Nazi Germany. And that was just the beginning of her journey.
Five bulletin inserts from the International Affairs Committee draw attention to God’s message of care that leads us to offer hospitality and to be concerned with healing broken relationships and upholding the dignity of all people.
These bulletins draw attention to the situation of Dominican citizens of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic, Koreans in Japan, Roma people in Hungary and the Ukraine, Indigenous people in Guatemala, and the need to respect the human rights of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation.
The Earth is the Lord’s! Our care for creation must reflect God’s love for creation. We can live more lightly on the earth.
Through its Pension Fund and investments, the PCC holds shares in companies whose practices and activities impact people and the environment. Stewardship of our resources is part of the mission and ministry of the biblical call to “do justice” (Micah 6:8).
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.
Streams of Justice
Streams of Justice is a twice-annual newsletter that connects Presbyterians across Canada involved in social justice ministry.
Read the latest Streams of Justice e-newsletter or subscribe to the distribution list.
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.
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.
Read the e-bulletin “Sage”
Read Rebecca Bromwich’s (Presbyterian rep on CCJC’s Board) briefing to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (March 10 2016). Download the briefing.
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.
Read the quarterly newsletter “KAIROS Times”
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.
Read the monthly “Monitor”