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.
As we respond to the conflict in Ukraine and other conflicts around the world, we ask the Canadian government to respond with nonviolence at every level of response, through encouraging the use of tools such as diplomacy, disarmament and conflict resolution at the international level and through providing more substantial support for non-violent locally-led peacebuilding.
Join us in asking for more substantial and comprehensive support for non-violent locally-led peacebuilding within Canada’s Official Development Assistance.
Resources for Engaging in Advocacy
Peace and Justice Notebook: "A quiet voice at the brink of war" by Rick Cober Bauman, March 25, 2022
Peace and Justice Notebook: "Conflict prevention, grassroots peacebuilding best way to help Afghan people" by Grace Nissley, Bekah Sears and Brian Dyck, February 17, 2022
Peace and Justice Notebook: "Homelessness and the values of restorative justice " an interview between Daniel Genest and Michel Monette, February 2, 2022
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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