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Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

Congratulations on becoming Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister. You may remember meeting with a delegation from The Canadian Council of Churches in May 2014. May you and your ministers govern with wisdom and a commitment to justice and fairness for all.

I write to commend to you the attached statement on climate justice and poverty signed and endorsed by the denominational leaders of members of The Canadian Council of Churches – 25 member denominations representing more than 85% of the Christians in Canada – along with endorsements from leaders of many faith communities and faith-based organizations in Canada.

Today we understand the twin challenges of climate and poverty are linked by a spiritual, moral and ethical human crisis: how will Canadians act as a good neighbour in both the natural and human communities since in the long run the health of one depends on the health of the other?

File Type: pdf
Categories: Climate Justice, English
Tags: climate change, poverty, reconciliation
Author: Canadian church leaders, President of The Canadian Council of Churches (Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan)