The Eco-Justice Unit of the Diocese supports parish and diocesan initiatives addressing environmental and social justice issues impacting the region and the world.
In recent years, the Unit has been particularly focused on responsible resource development, including Canadian mining practices nationally and internationally and pipeline development in British Columbia. Additionally, the Unit has been active in the Metro Vancouver Alliance. An “Anglican Caucus” of the MVA has begun meeting and is particularly interested in the MVA’s focus area around social isolation.
For More Information
To find out more about this Ministry Unit Group, Contact The Reverend Margaret Marquardt, Chair, by email.
Click this link to access the December 19 story about two MP's responding to the Eco-Justice Unit's email letter about Child Labour, specifically about child labour that is utilized in producing consumer products bought by Canadians.
April 2017, Cliff Caprani's report on the Election Accountability event produced by Metro Vancouver Alliance on April 4. In the article are links to the official MVA website report and an extensive Facebook photo album.
Click the link to access Steve Bailey's report on the January 16, 2016 MVA Community Building and Information Event.
Click the link to access the December 14, 2015 Anglican Journal Story - Anglicans Welcome End of Fossil Fuel Era
Douglas Todd's, June 29, 2015 Blog: Metro Vancouver Alliance (MVA) pressing on livng wage, isolation, housing
Douglas Todd's, June 27, 2015 Blog: Pope's views on greed echo Vatican's critique of capitalism
Click to link to the LIVING WAGE INFORMATION AND 2012 RESOLUTION on the Church of England site.
The Eco-Justice Unit of the diocese of New Westminster is always looking for new members and new intiaitives. Contact us!