2015 Election Bulletin: Exercising Faithful Citizenship

2015 Election Bulletin | Democracy | Poverty | Climate Justice | Refugees

More from CPJ on the 2015 Federal Election

Christian Courier - "Vote to end poverty" by Darlene O'Leary, September 28, 2015

Christian Week - "ChewOnThis! brings awareness to food insecurity" by Josh Valley, September 22, 2015

CBC Radio One - "Poverty activists disappointed with campaign focus" Interview with Karri Munn-VennSeptember 18, 2015

CPJ.ca - "Degrees of Justice" by Miriam MahaffySeptember 16, 2015

The Huffington Post - "Your Vote Will Determine How Canada Takes on Global Climate Change" by Karri Munn-Venn

The Tyee - "Who's Up for Debating an Anti-Poverty Plan" by Andrew MacLeodSeptember 17, 2015

Sisters of St. Joseph - "Faith and politics during a federal election campaign" by Joe Gunn, September 3, 2015

UC Observer - "Faith groups have lots of questions for candidates this go around" By Dennis Gruending, August, 2015

CPJ.ca "Where do Syrian refugees stand in the upcoming federal election?" by Kathryn Teelcuk, August 25th, 2015

Prairie Messenger - "Canada has inadequate response to ‘staggering crisis’ " by Joe Gunn,  July 29, 2015

ChristianWeek - "Anti-terrorism bill faces opposition" Allison Barron, July 27, 2015

The Huffington Post - "5 Reasons I'm Not Celebrating My Universal Child Care Benefit Deposit" by Karri Munn-Venn, July 23, 2015

The Huffington Post "NDP, Liberals Must Focus On Reducing Poverty: Citizens For Public Justice" by Althia Raj, July 21, 2015

World Council of Churches - "Canadian Christians join in call for action on climate change" by Kristine Greenaway, July 9, 2015

CPJ.ca - "This Year, I’m Voting Housing for All" by Mike BulthuisJune 17, 2015

Catholic Register - "Churches focus on issues for federal election" by Michael Swan, June 7, 2015

National Newswatch - "Canada’s churches want next federal election to be about more than tax cuts" by John MilloyMay 13, 2015

Christian Week - "Faith in an election year" by Janelle Vandergrift, March 3, 2015

 

2015 Election Bulletin When Canadians consider the meaning of democracy, we envision a country in which all citizens have the right to participate in making decisions that affect them. Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has encouraged reflection on this theme for over 50 years, mirrored in our own name.

Each of us has certain rights and responsibilities. This includes the right to live in dignity, to be respected by others, and to have access to resources needed to live out God’s calling. But we also have a duty to act justly and work for equitable relations within society.

By exercising these rights and responsibilities we achieve public justice. This means that when the rights of others are infringed upon, we have a responsibility to ensure that justice is restored.

Faithful citizenship demands that we design, debate, and promote policies and practices which reflect God’s call for love, justice, and the flourishing of Creation.

At CPJ, we believe election campaigns should be forums to raise important issues, propose significant commitments, conduct meaningful debates, and hold prospective office-holders to their promises.

This election bulletin is intended to help us to do exactly that.

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2015 Election Bulletin