The United Church of Canada invites you to take part in current campaigns, studies, appeals, and ongoing concerns in solidarity with our partners in Canada and around the globe. Together, let's work for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
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The Canadian government has approved a motion to send fighter jets to join the coalition in Iraq. Speak out in support of non-violent alternatives.
Write your MP asking them to increase financial support for the world’s smallholder farmers.
Building on the Canadian premiers’ support for a national roundtable on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls, continue to call for a national public inquiry.
Join people of faith across the world in support of concrete actions at the September 2014 UN Climate Summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Stand with thousands of others on the first day of each month to fast for action on climate change.
Join the United Church and the Canadian Health Coalition in calling on the federal government to develop a new Health Accord.
Join KAIROS and The United Church of Canada in calling for justice for the victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
The United Church is asking its members to contact their MP to express their concern over omnibus Bill C-18.
Those who have been harmed by Canadian mining, oil and gas operations overseas need to be able to seek justice in Canada. It’s time for Canada to be Open for Justice.
Let the Prime Minister know that a continued focus on poverty reduction is essential to Canada’s aid program.
The United Church is asking its members to sign a petition to urge Canadian leaders to regulate Canadian mining companies operating abroad.
Support the General Secretary's letter to Minister Baird asking for identification of Israeli settlement products in Canadian stores and an end to tax exemptions for products from the settlements.
The United Church is asking its members to speak out about the assassinations, disappearances, arbitrary arrests, and harassment of Indigenous peoples resisting mining in the Philippines.
The United Church of Canada has joined other Canadian civil society organizations in speaking out about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Support over 150 people of Susiya in the West Bank as they resist occupation, forcible displacement and the demolition of their homes.
Gender Identity Bill C-279 is now in Senate committee hearings. Write the senators from your province, urging them to support this bill.
Help your congregation or ministry group practise living more sustainably by forming a Green Team.
Campaigns and Programs
Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel The United Church of Canada campaign for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.
Seeding Life: Breaking Ground for Food Justice A campaign to bring people together to create an alternative, just global food system rooted in the principles of food sovereignty.
Stop violence against Aboriginal Women: The Sisters in Spirit Campaign Over the past 20 years, approximately 500 Aboriginal women have gone missing in communities across Canada. Yet government, the media, and Canadian society continue to remain silent. In March 2004, the Native Women's Association of Canada launched a one-year campaign to lobby the federal government to establish a $10 million fund for research and education related to violence against Aboriginal women.
Advocacy and Action
Engaging Your MP: Build Relationships for Justice The United Church has been active in the public arena since its earliest days. Our non-partisan approach is intended to raise public awareness about justice, peace, and creation in communities across Canada. If you want to advocate on an issue, where can you start?
The United Church, Political Activity, and Charitable Status Information on how United Church congregations can participate in acceptable political activity following the rules and guidelines established by Canada Revenue Agency.
2011 Federal Election Kit Use this kit during the 2011 election campaign to learn how to connect several key issues to worship and congregation groups, and how to organize and participate in an all candidates meeting.