At the same time that countries around the world are building fences and implementing laws to keep “the other” out, we are creating new programs to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Vancouver, a debriefing event was held to provoke discussion around reconciliation in other CRC communities and contexts.
Seeking justice is a spiritual discipline — a tangible way for us to express our faith by obeying the commands to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. This resource shares 10 tips for North Americans who want to follow Christ in seeking justice today.
Looking for a way to begin your church's Lenten reflections? Join more than 100 congregations across Canada in reflecting together on the interplay between calling out for justice and trusting that our God is making all things new.
The CRC Office of Social Justice has created worship resources to honor the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. We hope your church will join many others, commemorating the sanctity of human life in ways that are mindful of the impact of abortion.
This Giving Tuesday, Americans and Canadians have the chance to have their gifts matched to help refugees.
Likely your mind is focused on Advent, but Lent will follow soon afterwards. You can order a bulletin insert for the first Sunday of Lent (February 18) now, which includes a Lent Advocacy Challenge for your congregation.
Advent is a celebration of the light of Jesus entering the world, and is especially important during this refugee crisis. Here are activities that individuals and churches can do to embody that light to refugees during the Advent Season.
Scripture reminds us over and over that God uses “strangers” and immigrants to bring a blessing. Use this litany in your Sunday worship as a way to remember our many brothers and sisters whose immigration status puts them in need of prayers and to remember stories of immigrants in the Bible.
About a year ago, as Venezuela was beginning to deteriorate into violent chaos, I prayed for God to expand my borders. A short time later, he brought refugees Alejandro and Sandra into my life.
As part of our efforts to serve you, dear citizen, here are some things we at the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, with our grassroots CRC and RCA committee members from across the country, are thinking about and watching as Parliament opens for the season.