Canadian Trade in Support of a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel
As people of faith we have an opportunity to ask our government to hold to the principles of international law in all of our practices at home and abroad As an ally of Israel and a supporter of international human rights law, the government of Canada can act to ensure that our trade and other policies and practices contribute to a just peace for all in the region and do not create further oppression, including through de facto Israeli annexation of Palestinian land.
Prioritize UN Declaration Legislation
The federal government has introduced a legislative framework for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), Bill C-15. Send a message to the Minister of Justice and your Member of Parliament to thank them for the legislation, express your support, and ask them to make every effort to implement the UN Declaration.
For the Love of Creation
Lire en français For the Love of Creation - A Faith-based Initiative for Climate Justice Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have a long history of work in ecological conservation, environmental activism, and advocacy for climate justice. To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, on April 22, 2020, we started on a journey together of reflection, dialogue, discernment, advocacy, and action on the issue of climate change.
Advocacy for People on the Move
One hundred years ago, MCC was formed in faith to help people in crisis and dealing with displacement. Today, we are working hard to live up to this legacy in response to COVID-19. When crises like these occur, the needs of vulnerable and displaced families become even more pronounced, whether at home or around the world.
Peacebuilding to Address Forced Migration
All over the world, people are on the move. Over 70.8 million people are currently forcibly displaced from their homes. In 2018 alone, there were 28 million new internal displacements across 148 countries and territories. Eighty percent of the world’s displaced remain in neighboring countries in the global south. They have no prospective of either going home or resettling in a third country.