The Peace & Justice Office is MCC’s voice to the Canadian government, advocating for policies that support our work of relief, development and peacebuilding.
We also inform Canadians about political issues and how they can get involved.
Resources for Engaging in Advocacy
Peace and Justice Notebook: "Christ’s call to the work of justice: It’s never too late" by Bekah Sears, November 25, 2021
Peace and Justice Notebook: "Remember the Peacebuilders" by Bekah Sears, November 10, 2021
Peace and Justice Notebook: "What Archbishop Romero teaches us about public courage" an interview from the MCC UN office, November 3, 2021
Peace and Justice Notebook: "Gift of a poppy" by Randy Klassen, October 27, 2021
What we work on
- Writing letters to government on issues such as foreign aid, mining, human rights and peacebuilding;
- Presenting oral and written testimony to parliamentary committees;
- The annual Ottawa Office Student Seminar for Canadian university students on topics such as Indigenous rights, social justice or faith and public policy;
- Producing resources such as the annual Peace Sunday Packet, our Remembrance Day Resource for Teachers, and a World Refugee Day worship resource
Join our campaign on Palestine and Israel - A Cry for Home
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