Updates, notices and events from the Contemplative Justice Network of BC Conference. For questions and information, contact christina@contemplativejustice.org.

Unsettling Goods Advent Peace Box

Advent Peace BoxJoin congregations across the country in making use of this resource. The Unsettling Goods Advent Peace Box is a practical tool for worship and study. Support peace in Palestine and Israel, and involve all generations in becoming a justice-seeking church.
For more information and to order your Advent Peace Box, visit The United Church of Canada website. 

Climate Resolution

November 2, 2014 – Chilliwack United Church, Chilliwack BC

A resolution by the participants of the “Rising Hope Gathering” of the Justice Advisory Circle of BC Conference of the United Church of Canada. Read it here.

Rising Hope: Event Highlights

On October 31 to November 2, 73 social justice activists from across British Columbia gathered at Chilliwack United Church.

What happened? Community art, storytelling and relationship building. Discussion about homelessness and poverty. A petition to BC Conference Executive to focus on climate change and fossil development. Plans for a future workshop to tackle structural issues on homelessness.

Syrian Refugee Crisis

How to help:

  • Sponsor a refugee(s)
  • Advocate to MPs for an expedited process for Syrian refugees
  • Offer humanitarian aid in the form of donations

As the Syrian civil war is well into its third year, the number of displaced Syrians continues to grow. Violence in Syria has caused many to flee their homes – in September 2013 the UN reported that 6.5 million Syrians have been displaced with an estimated 2 million fleeing to neighbouring countries. Foreign aid is crucial for maintaining the health and safety of these people.

Conference Expression of Reconciliation

TRC meetingOn Thursday afternoon, September 19, 2013, Jenny Carter and Jim White made an "Expression of Reconciliation" at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission meeting in Vancouver. Below is the text of what they said.

"Commissioners, elders, survivors and families, friends: I am Jenny Carter, the President of BC Conference of The United Church of Canada, and with me is Jim White, a Co-Chair of our Native Ministries Council.

We recognize that we are meeting on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish nations and we are deeply grateful for their warm, open welcome and hospitality.

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