Prioritize UN Declaration Legislation
Thanks to advocacy efforts around Bill C-262 during the last Parliament, the current government promised to introduce a legislative framework for United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) implementation this year. Send a message to the Minister of Justice and your Member of Parliament to ask them to act on that commitment.
Canadian MP Pledge to Oppose the Israeli Annexation
Ask your MP to sign a pledge stating publicly their opposition to the the Israel government's plans for annexation of up to one third of West Bank and Jordan Valley. These plans are not only a clear violation of international law concerning forced annexation, of which Canada is a party, but it puts the prospects of a just and sustainable peace in even greater jeopardy. MCC’s partners in Palestine and Israel have reached out and asked for support from Canadian churches and our government. Let's answer that call! Send a letter to your MP - encourage them to make the pledge!
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.
Thank the Canadian government for the recent UN vote
(français ci-dessous) Thank the Canadian government for their recent vote at the UN and call for substantial and meaningful actions for a just peace. In November 2019 – for the first time since 2005 – Canada voted in favour of a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution in support of Palestinian self-determination. The resolution (74/69) condemns illegal settlements and the Israeli occupation.