Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is a national organization of members inspired by faith to act for justice in Canadian public policy.
For more than 50 years, over 1500 justice-oriented Canadian Christians, along with dozens of local churches, religious orders and others, have joined their voices as Citizens for Public Justice. Together, we’re working towards a better Canada.
Citizens for Public Justice seeks human flourishing and the integrity of creation as our faithful response to God’s call for love and justice. We envision a world in which individuals, communities, societal institutions, and governments all contribute to and benefit from the common good.
Our mission is to promote public justice in Canada by shaping key public policy debates through research and analysis, publishing, and public dialogue. CPJ encourages citizens, leaders in society, and governments to support policies and practices which reflect God’s call for love, justice, and the flourishing of Creation.
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CPJ is calling for a Canadian climate action plan that establishes a new emissions reduction target based on scientific estimates of the global GHG emissions budget, and contributes equitably towards the 1.5°C limit on global warming aspired to in the Paris Agreement. To achieve this target, CPJ calling for the implementation of clear, quantifiable, time-bound measures.
As consumers in Canada we are part of the problem, and as people of faith we can be part of the solution! CPJ has developed this infographic about the need for federal action on climate change to help faith communities engage in the federal climate change consultations