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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A call to replace Canada’s incarceration model, which has proven destructive, discriminatory, expensive, counterproductive, and — most of all — unnecessary.
How do we begin? What can we do? Ask a few members of your congregation to read the Calls to Action with you. Pray about them and talk about them. Choose one that stands out and begin to learn more together. Seek Indigenous voices. Listening is essential for reconciliation.
On May 2, Dr. Ateek launched his new book, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine–Israel Conflict, in Toronto and shared his insights on justice and reconciliation in the Holy Land.