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Black History Month – A Reflection from a White Settler

March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Justice, News|Comments Off on Black History Month – A Reflection from a White Settler

A prayer for Black History Month, accompanied by a reflection written by Katharine Sisk in Justice Ministries, discussing why it is important for white settlers (such as herself) to honour the legacy of Black Canadians, not just throughout February, but throughout the year.

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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”