The Justice and Peace 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.
NEWS and SAMPLES OF ARCHIVED NEWS!
Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally, October 17, 2021, 2-4pm
Confront the Climate Emergency: Petition
For the Love of All Creation - Fall Events
Letter from the Reverend Margaret Marquardt to Premier John Horgan, July 8, 2021 - Buidling back of Lytton
Article in support of Hotel Workers Recall Rights, May 27, 2021
Letter from Margaret Marquardt to the diocese about Dental Care, May 10, 2021
Sacred Earth Celebration March 11, 2021 Photos and coverage
November 2020 KAIROS Climate Justice Forums.
In Season of Creation article from World Council of Churches September 9, 2020
Link to the May 2020 KAIROS TIMES
Faith institutions call for divesting from fossil fuels
via World Council of Churches May 15 2020
Link to the December 2019 KAIROS Times enews
September, 2019 is Climate Action Month at Kairos, check out the week 3 newsletter of September 16
Greening Churches Newsletter August 2019
Resolutions passed at the 119th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster, May 24 and 25, 2019. Resolution 8 (with resolution 10) is about our diocesan response to climate emergency
April 1 Story on Urban Church Gardens from the Diocese of Toronto
BBC Article on Young Minds Solving Climate Change
Green Churches Network for February 2019
KAIROS Easter Video, March 27, 2018
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.
National Housing Day (November 22) Statement from Archbishop Fred Hiltz
KAIROS Document Posts November 10, 2017. Check out these two documents.
Worker's Rights are Human Rights Dinner, November 16, 2017
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.
Clink the link to access Matt Gardner's August 31, 2016 article on the National Church website about the 2016 SEASON OF CREATION
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
The Reverend Margaret Marquardt reports on the Earth and Spirit series co-sponsored by St. Anselm's
The diocesan presence in Metro Vancouver Alliance is the subject of this August 4, 2015, Anglican Journal web article by Diana Swift
Living Wage Motion unanimously passed by Vancouver City Council - July 8, 2015
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.
LIVING WAGE FOR FAMILIES CAMPAIGN WEBSITE