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The Office of Social Justice works to develop a deeper understanding of and response to God's call to let justice flow like a river in both our personal and communal lives, as well as in the structures of our societies.
Family and Friends for Life!; Justice Prayers - February 13
Over 3 years ago the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) found that the Government of Canada is racially discriminating against First Nations children and their families. For 150 years, Canada has provided lower quality and improperly funded public services (such as education, housing, child welfare, and health care) to First Nations children and youth. That’s not okay. It shouldn’t take legal action and five CHRT rulings for First Nations children and youth to be treated with justice and equity. Recent government efforts to improve child welfare services and education on reserve are moving in a helpful direction but clear inequities remain. Ask Your MP to Prioritize Equity for First Nations Kids! The Office of Social Justice works with our Canadian partner, the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, to provide advocacy opportunities for Canadians.
On Monday, February 11, it was announced that a bipartisan border security compromise was reached that would provide $1.375 billion for new fencing along the southern border, though the House and Senate must approve the proposal before it makes its way to the President’s desk. As people of faith, we have a unique calling to remind policymakers that it is possible to pass a budget that both enhances border security and protects vulnerable immigrants and asylum-seekersby increasing access to asylum, keeping families together, and decreasing immigrant detention.