- The 1980s: a big appetite for faith-fed advocacy
The CJL (Committee for Justice and Liberty) Foundation came roaring out of the 1970s in overdrive. As an incorporated organization it was only 17 years old in 1980, and there had been full-time staff (Gerald Vandezande and John Olthuis) only since 1972. ...
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- Silence is Not Always Golden
A 40th Anniversary reflection by Mayan Francis, Director and CEO, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Halifax, March 6, 2004 (Our History, Faith & Public Life) ...
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- Public Justice, Then and Now and Into the Future
Jim Visser, Kathy Vandergrift, and Janet Wesselius (panelists) Edmonton, May 29, 2004. 3 Panelists Jim Visser , Kathy Vandergrift and Janet Wesselius Edmonton, May 29, 2004 (Our History, Faith & Public Life) ...
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- In Diversity with Faith, Coming Together for Justice
A reflection delivered to end each anniversary gathering by Harry J. Kits, Executive Director, CPJ and PJRC, Toronto. (Our History, Faith & Public Life) ...
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- Election 2011: The Way Forward
Heading into Election 2011, nobody could have predicted the vastly different political landscape that Canadians would wake to on Tuesday morning. Some were jubilant and others deflated. There was the historic rise of the NDP and the election of the firs ...
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- Bob Goudzwaard: Living Faithfully in a Rapidly Changing World
Where is our world heading? What is a Christian response to this direction? Is hope possible in these seemingly dark times? These are all questions that Bob Goudzwaard, a long-time friend of CPJ explored on Thursday, May 12 following CPJ&r ...
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- Gerald Vandezande - public justice advocate
(About Us, Updates and Actions, Gerald Vandezande, Our People, Faith & Public Life) ...
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- Gerald: Accomplishments
If, as Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, the ultimate measure of a man is where he stands at times of challenge and controversy, Gerald Vandezande was truly an exceptional man. Gerry, as he liked to be known, never backed down from a challenge when it cam ...
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- Faithfully living God's call: a look back at 2011
“Biblical faith,” wrote CPJ’s co-founder Gerald Vandezande, “requires us to stand for justice , not just us ”. “We are called to be public evidence in God’s good creation of an alternative way of life ro ...
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- Celebrating 2012: A Year of Inspired Leadership
We opened 2012 celebrating the life and passion of CPJ’s co-founder Gerald Vandezande. A member of the Order of Canada and a tireless Christian activist throughout his life, Gerald passed away in July 2011. Yet in a two-day event in February, an ...
Story - Karri - 01/02/2013 - 10:34 - 0 comments
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