Building a Better Loud-Hailer
Ever since its work on the MacKenzie Valley Pipeline, I have been learning from CPJ, borrowing from its ideas and energies as I too tried to help Christians see today’s global justice issues with the eyes of biblical faith.
CPJ is more than a faith-friendly think-tank, much more than a lobby group. It is a profoundly encouraging community of faithful people, thoughtfully supporting others who want to become competent and concrete, as well as compassionate and concerned, in their electoral choices, policy leanings and social actions.
CPJ does the homework and tests the ideas, then offers sound, precise proposals that could be implemented by any responsible Canadian government, and by citizens. I find myself growing in hope when I pay close attention to CPJ, and breathe in its resolute, affirming spirit.
So now CPJ wants to sharpen and update its tools, build a better loud-hailer, and move to Ottawa - closer to where the broadest public policy decisions are made. We should make sure CPJ gets the funds it needs. That would be a really good investment in promoting the common good which, in the words ofthe Public Justice: Front + Centre campaign, "allows everyone to flourish."
Janet Somerville, CM,
Former General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches
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