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 practices which reflect God’s call for love, justice and stewardship.We often work with other organizations and coalitions on specific concerns. Read more about What we do
During 2003 and 2004 Citizens for Public Justice and the Public Justice Resource Centre celebrated their 40th Anniversary in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Read more about 40th Anniversary Celebrations
Artwork for the 40th Anniversary of Citizens for Public Justice and the Public Justice Resource Centre by Matth Cupido, artist living in Canning, Nova Scotia Read more about Artwork: We Live As One To Love As One
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 out that intention, we run into roadblocks arising from human disobedience, as well as from the political, economic and social structures which we've built. These structures are also a part of the brokenness of this world, and we must work to change them as part of our response to God's law of love and justice.
Citizens for Public Justice is a national Christian political organization dedicated to resolving the structural problems which contribute to injustice and which hinder us from being the kind of people whom God wants us to be. Our Guidelines for Christian Political Service and Charter of Social Rights and Responsibilities reflect our understanding of how we should try to live responsibly.
These documents have been gradually shaped and refined by the staff, board and members of CPJ over the years as we have struggled together to understand the implications of God's intention for us. The Guidelines and the Charter cannot just be plugged into any given situation to provide a straightforward ruling on what is a "correct" Christian response. In this complex world, no such simple system could exist. The Guidelines and the Charter are not the last word on a Christian vision for political justice. However, they can help us make better decisions. Read more about Guidelines for Christian political service and Charter of social rights and responsibilities