Identifying and acknowledging where there is injustice in the world – and working to change it – is part of the church’s public witness. As Christians, we properly use our voices to call on those in power to help shape the kind of world that allows all creation to flourish.
Close to 23 million people in Afghanistan need humanitarian support because of conflict, extreme drought and the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the Taliban took over the country in August 2021, PWS&D was unable to continue our long history of work in Afghanistan.
Now is the time for the Canadian government to remove these barriers so that Canadian aid organizations can get on with providing support to the millions of Afghans who need support.
AidForAfghanistan.ca allows people to send a letter to their MP, which will also copy key government leaders so that they are aware that compassionate Canadians believe the women, men and children of Afghanistan should be supported.
Our current food system fails to meet the needs of most people or our planet.Since 2014, climate change, conflict and economic downturns have halted a decade-long decline in hunger.
Our current food system both contributes to climate change and is threatened by its impacts. Without action on climate change, hunger is likely to rise even higher in years to come.