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Justice Ministries works with congregations to sow seeds of hope and respond to the justice imperatives of the gospel.

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Synthetic Biology- The Next Step in Genetics

January 17th, 2018|Categories: Justice|Comments Off on Synthetic Biology- The Next Step in Genetics

Synthetic biology combines biology and engineering and is concerned with re-designing and re-assembling life forms – and creating new life forms. In the fight against malaria, this has the potential of sparing millions of lives.

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Light Up the World Workshop on Evangelism and Justice

January 16th, 2018|Categories: Justice|Comments Off on Light Up the World Workshop on Evangelism and Justice

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.

Celebrating Justice Seekers: Dr. Heather Erika Johnston (1930-2014)

January 16th, 2018|Categories: Justice|Comments Off on Celebrating Justice Seekers: Dr. Heather Erika Johnston (1930-2014)

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.

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Time for Justice

Time for Justice Bulletin Inserts

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.

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Gender-Based Violence View | Download
People with Disabilities View | Download
The Forgotten Palestinians View | Download

 

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 Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

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The PCC and Israel-Palestine

The Presbyterian Church in Canada believes in peace and justice for every person in Palestine and Israel.

Caring for Creation

Caring for Creation

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.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

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).

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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.

Streams of Justice

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.

Image of arrow pointing downStreams of Justice Newsletter – Winter 2017/18
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Social Action Handbook 2016

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.

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Contact

For more information, email Stephen Allen or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 256.

Ecumenical Partners

Canadian Council of Churches

CCC logoThe 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.

Church Council on Justice and Corrections

CCJC logoThe 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: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

KAIROS logoKAIROS 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

Ploughshares logoProject 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”