"For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life"
These are the words with which we greeted 2010. And, these are the words that we came back to again and again throughout the year as we were blessed by strong supporters, rich relationships, new ideas, critical openings, and profound faith. As we look back, we praise God for the many blessing we have received, and we extend our thanks to you, our faithful readers and supporters for that that you have done – and continue to do – to enable us to be successful agents of change. Blessings for 2011! Read more about Celebrating our Successes in 2010 – Thanks to You!
Greetings to all CPJ blog readers from CPJ’s newest public justice intern! My name is Jenny Prosser. As a recent graduate I am excited to be out of the classroom and out in the ‘real world’... Read more about Greetings from Jenny
I enjoy New Year’s celebrations as much as the next guy, but for me the “real” new year, begins in September. That I was fortunate enough to have taken an extended break this summer, made this even more so this year. And as is often the case with new beginnings, there have been some changes around here. Read more about Happy New Year!
It’s hard to believe that my year at CPJ is coming to an end! It has been a busy year at CPJ with many events, meetings, paper launches, conferences and much more. I want to take a moment to reflect back on the past year, especially some of the highlights. Read more about The end of this chapter
CPJ's AGM begins at 6:00pm with refreshments and music, followed by our business meeting at 6:30pm.
All are welcome to join us at 7:30pm for a talk from Richard Shillington, well-known social policy analyst at Informetrica Inc, entitled Recession, Recovery and Poverty: Is the End Near? CPJ's Karri Munn-Venn will provide a Christian reflection on the challenges Richard presents to us. Read more about CPJ AGM - May 27, 2010
As I approach the half-way point in my internship with CPJ I would like to reflect on the last five months. The activities in which I have been involved have been very helpful in terms of my own personal and professional development, and many have been helpful in promoting CPJ’s work in a variety of areas. Most of my work can be divided into the following categories: office collaboration, research, website content and connections. Read more about Experiencing CPJ as an intern: Mid-point Reflections
In his 1998 address to CPJ’s Annual Membership Meeting, former Director of Public Affairs Gerald Vandezande spoke about the tremendous shortcomings of the current market system in a way that would resonate with many in the social development community around the world.
Fast-forward 10 years to February 2008 when French President Nicholas Sarkozy raised his concerns about – as he put it – “the limits of GDP as an indicator of economic performance and social progress.” Sarkozy’s musings prompted the creation of “The Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress,” chaired by renowned economist Joseph E. Stiglitz. Read more about Happy or Rich? Alternatives to the dominant growth model
As a Christian, I carry my faith with me wherever I go. It is a part of who I am and it is the motivation behind many of the things I do. But how can I reconcile that with everyday life? Can I find a balance between my faith, my work, and my free time? What role can faith play in my engagement in public activities?
Last week I attended a public lecture with Dr. John Stackhouse, a professor from Regent College in Vancouver. His presentation, entitled Behaving in public: Christian engagement in public life, addressed many of these questions through examples and practical approaches to finding a balance between faith and work. Read more about Faith and public life: Finding a balance