CANADIAN GROUPS RESPOND TO CANADA’S BAD FAITH AND BLOCKING ROLE AT RIO+20 Rio de Janeiro/Ottawa – Following Peter Kent’s statement to Canadian and international media and his address to the Rio+20 plenary, Canadians in Rio and back home issued the following statements.“Canada has been trampling our rights here in Rio and back home by expanding the controversial tar sands into our homeland and poisoning our water, air and earth, and negotiating on their ... [click title to continue]

Canadian churches, climate change and Durban

By Dennis GruendingPulpit and PoliticsDecember 11, 2011I have at times been critical of Canadian faith communities for failing to make the environment a moral priority. But a good number of religious leaders in Canada and elsewhere, weighed in for the climate talks in Durban, South Africa. I will get to Canadians in a moment but will start with the fireworks that arose from an advertisement in the ... [click title to continue]

Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change

Citizens for Public JusticeTuesday, October 25th, 2011At an historic meeting in Ottawa on October 23rd and 24th, some 30 faith communities of Canada met on Parliament Hill and discussed the urgent need for ecological justice, especially with regards to the climate change crisis. CPJ helped organize these meetings and the CPJ Board chair, Mark Huyser-Wierenga of Edmonton, is a signatory.This “Canadian ... [click title to continue]