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Systemic Racism: When an Individual’s Words Illuminate the Space in Which They’re Said

October 1st, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |Comments Off on Systemic Racism: When an Individual’s Words Illuminate the Space in Which They’re Said

Dr. Allyson Carr, Associate Secretary of Justice Ministries, has written on the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman in a hospital in Quebec, and the racist words that were spoken to her by the hospital workers she was in the care of—words which illuminate the unacceptable and condemnable behaviour that is often permitted in our society as a result of systemic racism.

Every Child Matters: Reflecting and Praying on Orange Shirt Day, September 30

September 29th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |Comments Off on Every Child Matters: Reflecting and Praying on Orange Shirt Day, September 30

This reflection by the moderator speaks to the importance of participating in Orange Shirt Day on September 30 to remember and honour the Indigenous children who attended Indian Residential Schools, and reflects on the PCC’s involvement in the Residential School System and its inter-generational impacts on Indigenous children today.

Justice and…Serenity?

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Justice|Tags: |Comments Off on Justice and…Serenity?

Pursuing justice in a time of pandemic can be overwhelming. Dr. Allyson Carr, Associate Secretary of Justice Ministries, shares the history behind a well-known serenity prayer, offering it as a source of courage and hope.

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”

On April 16, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote an open letter from the Birmingham jail, where he was imprisoned after participating in non-violent demonstrations against segregation. It is largely known today as the Letter from Birmingham Jail. The letter was his response to a public statement of caution outlined in A Call for Unity that had been issued by seven white Christian ministers and one Jewish rabbi, who agreed that there were injustices, but argued that the battle against segregation should be fought patiently and in the courts, not the streets. Read more

Social Action Hub

Information, liturgical resources, study guides and advocacy tools to live out the biblical call to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.

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.

Contact

For more information, email Allyson Carr, or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 322.

Ecumenical Partners

Canadian Council of Churches

Canadian Council of Churches 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”