The International Affairs Committee discusses, and reflects theologically on, significant international questions, with a particular focus on justice issues. As directed by the General Assembly, it communicates with the Canadian government on matters of international concern to The Presbyterian Church in Canada, helps Presbyterians across Canada to be informed and aware of important international matters for study, prayer and action. The committee also consults with other denominations on matters of international concern to Christians.

IAC Reports

Time for Justice Bulletin Inserts

Four new bulletin inserts from the International Affairs Committee draw attention to the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, climate change, issues related to migrant workers in Canada and religious persecution. Click below to download or order print copies online.

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Anglophone Crisis in CameroonAnglophone Crisis
in Cameroon
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Climate ChangeClimate Change
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Migrant Workers in Canada
Migrant Workers
in Canada
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Religious Persecution
Religious Persecution
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Letters of Encouragement and Advocacy

The International Affairs Committee makes recommendations about what the church might say in response to global issues. In accordance with recommendations approved by the General Assembly, Moderators have written letters to governments (foreign and domestic) regarding climate change, peace building, trade agreements, global migration, and overseas development assistance. When appropriate, letters are also written to church partners who are working for justice and peace. These letters engage the church in the public life and express concern and hope for partners overseas.

Committee Members

General Assembly Appointees: Boghos Barbouri (convener), Wayne Barchard, Erin Chong Sun Ko, Mary Kyei, Jacob Lee, Amy Zavitz
Life & Mission Appointees: Jacques Dalton, Dorcas Gordon, Dianne Ollerenshaw, Gordon Timbers, Ron Wallace
Atlantic Mission Society Appointee: Penny Gillies
Women’s Missionary Society Appointee: Janet Brewer