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CPJ lauds the launch of a federal poverty strategy

After years of advocacy from anti-poverty organizations across Canada, the federal government has launched the long-awaited national poverty reduction strategy – Creating Opportunity for All: Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), a national faith-based policy organization, has advocated for a National Anti-Poverty Plan for over a decade.

“This is a good announcement for those living in poverty,” says Joe Gunn, executive director of CPJ. “However, this strategy falls short of what anti-poverty and faith-based groups wanted.”

Camp Sunday at St. John's, Arnprior

We had a great, relaxed time with the kids, big kids . . and puppets!! on Camp Sunday. Camp music and actions, with familiar songs like He’s Got the Whole World, I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, and Rise and Shine were enjoyed. At ‘sermon’ time, the big kids got together in groups to talk about Nicodemus and new life. A highlight of the service was puppet time. Maureen and Lorne Rueckwald were puppeteers, presenting a nervous camper Sophie and a sleepy, but reassuring, camp counsellor Cameron from lectern and pulpit.

Faith in Action:

Bishop Michael Pryse re-elected on first ballot

Congratulations Bishop Michael Pryse!

Ordained on June 7, 1985, he served in Mildmay, Neustadt and Burlington before becoming an Assistant to the Bishop in 1990.This year marks the 20th anniversary of his election as Bishop of the Eastern Synod. Collecting countless frequent flyer miles along the way, he continues to be committed to the cause of Christian unity and is a strong advocate for multi faith co-operation. He and his wife Lois have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

 

 

 

A letter to the church on World Refugee Day

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has written a letter to the church on World Refugee Day 2018.

Download a pdf of the letter here: http://elcic.ca/documents/201806worldrefugeedaylettertothechurch.pdf

A text version of the letter follows:

Dear friends,

Today I am in Waterloo, Ont. taking part in Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s (CLWR) World Refugee Day Prayer Breakfast.

Report from Guyana

A delegation from the Eastern Synod, including Bishop Pryse, Laurie Knott and Rev Riitta Hepomaki visited the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guyana, our companion church. This year marks the 275th anniversary of the ELCG.
Here is the report of the trip:

 

 

 

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