Canadian Happenings

CYM Signs Interfaith Declaration on Climate Justice

Canadian Yearly Meeting has signed on to an interfaith declaration seeking action on climate change, poverty reduction and justice for aboriginal peoples. The seven-page declaration "On promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada; Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out," was released by the Canadian Council of Churches on September 25. It describes global warming and poverty as a "spiritual, moral and ethical human crisis." You can read the joint statement here: http://tinyurl.com/nufws27

Sign the LEAP Manifesto

Recently the LEAP Manifesto was released in Toronto. The LEAP Manifesto is a document that calls on Canada to move to a 100 percent renewable energy economy, acknowledge the rights of Indigenous peoples, and build a socially just society. Both individuals and organizations are invited to sign on. You can find the text of the manifesto, a list of signatories and a space to sign by going to www.leapmanifesto.org.