- Public Justice for citizens, governments, and CPJ
CPJ’s principled approach to public policy is captured in the concept of public justice. Rooted in Scripture, public justice unfolds in human history as God continues with redemptive work in creation. It provides norms for decision-making, not a ...
Page - CPJ - 10/06/2008 - 14:01 - 0 comments
- CPJ in Ottawa: Making Public Justice Front and Centre
"I see CPJ’s role as bringing a very strong justice perspective to policy discussion, engaging seriously with government debates, and presenting doable policy alternatives." This was the unsolicited comment from a government offi ...
Story - Harry - 12/21/2012 - 09:26 - 0 comments
- Policies with Possibilities: moving towards a green economy
As recently as last April, Environment Minister John Baird stated that implementing the reforms required by the Kyoto Protocol would "manufacture a recession" and "would have a devastating effect on the Canadian economy." Canadian ...
Story - Karen - 11/21/2012 - 10:32 - 0 comments
- Being a world leader?
Calling a country a world leader evokes strong images. It conjures up ideas of military might, of technological advances, or perhaps of economic strength. Yet the title of world leader does not have to be contained to these descriptors. It can al ...
Story - Karen - 10/17/2008 - 14:13 - 0 comments
- Making housing a reality for all
Each year, November 22 is set aside to commemorate National Housing Day, recognizing that housing is needed for well-being and for participation in the economy and society. Today, with more than 1.5 million Canadians desperately needing housing, this ...
Story - Trixie - 11/21/2012 - 10:39 - 0 comments
- Beyond stillness to the richness of shalom
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." - Jesus, speaking to his disciples just before his crucifixion (John 14:27) Peace ...
Story - Guest - 12/20/2012 - 14:42 - 0 comments
- Prosperity and poverty in Canada: the reality
Canada is a prosperous country in financial terms. GDP has grown steadily all year, and this fall, our government announced another large budget surplus of $13.8 billion. But what these economic numbers hide is the significant number of Canadians who ex ...
Story - Chandra - 01/30/2009 - 16:57 - 0 comments
- Multifaith leaders rally to bring justice to the homeless
Leaders from different faith communities in Vancouver and Calgary are acting in solidarity to bring attention to the plight of the homeless and to advocate justice for the poor. In the midst of a wealthy Canadian society, homelessness is rapidly gr ...
Story - Trixie - 02/02/2009 - 15:55 - 0 comments
- Outlawed? Compassion for refugees
On September 26th 2007, American Janet Hinshaw-Thomas was arrested and charged by the Canadian Border Security Agency with "aiding and abetting" twelve Haitian refugees approach the Canadian border. All this 60 year old grandmother did ...
Story - Chris - 02/04/2009 - 11:54 - 0 comments
- Dismantling the Safe Third Country Agreement
Last week brought great news for refugee advocates and activists in Canada. The Federal Court of Canada declared that the operation of the Safe Third Country Agreement ("the agreement") between Canada and the United States was unconstitution ...
Story - Chris - 02/04/2009 - 12:00 - 1 comment
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