- For this, we ask forgiveness
I recently received a request from the Minister at my church to do a reading on Sunday morning. The request in itself was not unusual. It must be noted, however, that the theme of the sermon was “Healing and Reconciliation” and that 2009 mar ...
Blog entry - Karri - 01/02/2013 - 11:21 - 0 comments
- Guidelines for Christian political service and Charter of social rights and responsibilities
God's intention for us is that we live in love and justice with our sisters and brothers all over the world, and in harmony and stewardship with creation, worshipping our God and celebrating our redemption through Jesus Christ. Yet when we try to live ...
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- What we do
In keeping with its mission to promote public justice in Canada, CPJ shapes key public policy debates through research and analysis, publishing and public dialogue. CPJ also encourages citizens, leaders in society and governments to support policies and ...
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- Reflections on the Kairos Gathering
Three weeks ago, Karri and I attended the Kairos Gathering in Waterloo ( as avid readers of Ola! will remember ). The Gathering focused on the theme of apocalypse, a rather apt premise for these times of economic and environmental crises. It was a goo ...
Blog entry - Chandra - 01/02/2013 - 11:22 - 0 comments
- Government: What is it good for?
I have been fascinated by government and politics since I was a very little girl. My parents often tell people that I had the ambition of being prime minister before most kids even knew that such a position existed! So I didn’t need a philosophy o ...
Blog entry - Chandra - 07/31/2009 - 14:58 - 1 comment
- Gerald Vandezande: Canada's Unassuming Prophet
Gerald Vandezande: Canada’s Unassuming Prophet Life Lessons from a Christian Social Activist A shorter version of this article appeared in the July/August 2009 edition of Faith Today , published by the Eva ...
Story - Visitor - 08/06/2009 - 14:50 - 1 comment
- Vanguard, March 1971
CPJ's 46 year history includes many names , locations and changes. In the 1970s, the Christian Action Foundation (one of CPJ's former names), supported Vanguard magazine. Here's the March 1971 issue - you'll find an article by Gerald Vandezande entit ...
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- Birthing a Christian political movement
Lester Pearson was Prime Minister. We flew the red ensign as our national flag. Rock and roll music was in its infancy. Non-white faces were still a rare sight on the streets of our cities. This was Canada, circa 1963. But beneath the surface ...
Story - Murray - 12/20/2012 - 13:53 - 0 comments
- Sinking roots in a Seventies Canada
As we celebrate CPJ’s 40th anniversary this year, here’s our latest chapter in the tale of CPJ’s work and witness over the years. It covers the 1970s. Back then, the organization was known as the CJL Foundation. Not until the 1980s d ...
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- 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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