Those who are well versed in poverty reduction work recognize the need for systemic change—poverty is not a personal problem, it is a systems problem. As a church, we must be involved in actions that address immediate concerns for people living in poverty.
The Life and Mission Agency Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Allyson Carr as the Associate Secretary for Justice Ministries. The appointment will take effect on September 1, 2019. Allyson brings a diverse skill set and deep commitment to social justice initiatives to the role of Associate [...]
This thoughtful and hopeful and collection offers an inside look at the development of Christian social justice activities within Canada, in what some might consider a season of uncertainty for faithful intervention in public policy and for social action.
A new prayer resource is available that discusses religious persecution, a reality touching the lives of far too many people around the world. It includes a selection of prayers for those affected by religious persecution and then draws on extensive research to highlight the situation of those persecuted for their faith in 31 countries around the world—one for each day of the month.
Four new bulletin inserts draw attention to the violence against women and girls in Nicaragua, the plight of the Rohingya, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Arms Trade Treaty.
In 2017 the Women’s Missionary Auxiliary program at Paris Presbyterian Church in Paris, Ontario participated in activities related to the theme: “Discover Truth, Seek Reconciliation. Aid Healing.”
By the Rev. Sandra Franklin-Law, minister of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Eckville, Alberta The Synod of Alberta and the Northwest met on October 20 for its annual educational event. This year’s theme centred around reconciliation and what we can do in our congregations to honour the Truth and Reconciliation [...]
Since 2005, our congregation of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Sutton West, Ontario has been providing a community meal each Tuesday night to an average of 60 community members who need the support for themselves and their families.
By the Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim, Interim Director of Academic Programs & Asian Centre Director, Knox College On October 11, the Asian-Canadian Centre for Theology and Ministry (Knox College) and Justice Ministries hosted the 12th Crossing Cultures Together event with a focus on the relationship between Indigenous people and newcomers [...]