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Five Years of the TRC’s Calls to Action

2020-05-21T12:42:26-04:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Justice, News|Tags: , , |

On the five-year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issuing the 94 Calls to Action, Justice Ministries reflects on their importance and highlights a need to address them.

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Healing and Reconciliation Sunday and Justice for Indigenous Peoples

2020-05-19T11:04:59-04:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Justice, News|Tags: , , |

On the Healing and Reconciliation Sunday on May 24, the Presbyterian Church in Canada will pray for the children of the residential schools who could not make it home and for their families. Join us on this day to recall and respond to Healing and Reconciliation, to work towards justice with and for the Indigenous peoples.

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Prayer for Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

2020-03-06T11:46:28-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , |

The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Reclaiming Power and Place, came out on June 3, 2019. Read the report and pray with us.

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KAIROS Gatherings Invigorate Participants Coast-and-Coast

2019-07-08T14:16:35-04:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Justice|Tags: , |

KAIROS gathered, at opposite ends of the country, just one week apart. Both Gatherings were full, rich places of connection, learning and renewal – made possible by so many small and large contributions from so many people.

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Government Responses to the Opioid Crisis

2019-07-10T10:36:25-04:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Justice|Tags: , |

Responses have been received from Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Health resulting from the Moderator's 2018 letter of affirmation for safe consumption/injection sites and inquiring about plans to improve access to and funding for addiction treatment services.

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Fighting Climate Change at Camp Kintail

2019-07-08T14:02:50-04:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Justice|Tags: |

The most recent annual gathering of the Presbyterian Church Camps and Conference Association (PCCCA) provided an exciting opportunity for the 156 PCC and PCUSA affiliated retreat, camp and conference centres who together signed the 2018 Climate Change Declaration for Affirmation.

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A Faithful Response to Poverty

2019-07-08T13:04:23-04:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Justice|Tags: , |

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.

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A Review of Journeys to Justice, by the Rev. Jeff Lackie

2019-07-08T14:51:20-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Justice|Tags: , |

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.

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Book Review: Beyond Incarceration by Paula Mallea

2019-01-26T14:30:46-05:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Justice|Tags: |

A call to replace Canada’s incarceration model, which has proven destructive, discriminatory, expensive, counterproductive, and — most of all — unnecessary.

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