CUSJ at the Pride parade in Ottawa

About 50 people from the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa attended the Ottawa Pride parade on August 27th 2017, and this number included CUSJ members Gary Campbell (our national treasurer), Rev Len De Roche, Alec Campbell, Maryon O’Hagan and Bob Stevenson. Our banner was also on display last Wednesday on Parliament Hill during the event organized … Read more

Day of action in support of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty (update)

Update: Public Response has created a video that highlights some of the actions taken on Sept. 20th. Look closely and you will see CUSJ’s logo! Our September 20, 2017, NDP Global Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière announced a Day of Action in Support of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. CUSJ is one of many organizations participating in … Read more

Canada supports a nuclear holocaust… yes, you read that right

On July 7th, the United Nations member nations held a vote on a global treaty that, if successful, would lead to the destruction of all nuclear weapons and forever prohibit their use. Negotiators representing two-thirds of the 192-member United Nations finalized Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons this week after months of talks. Canada did … Read more

A Christmas/Hanukkah Gift: UN General Assembly approves historic resolution to eliminate nuclear weapons

Editor’s note: I received this press release through the ICAN mailing list today (Dec. 25th), and I thought I would share it… I cannot think of a better gift for humanity to give itself, than the gift of peace and life. Canada and the US voted ‘no’, shamefully, so there is still much work to do. … Read more

27 October 2016: The day that a historical, sea change became possible

First published in French, by Jean-Marie Matagne, 29 October 2016 The article here is a copy of the one reprinted in English on Oct. 29 in the Action of Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament (ACDN) website: http://acdn.net/spip/spip.php?article1032&lang=en What a fantastic day. It will count as a red letter day in contemporary history – indeed in world history. Ever … Read more

Nuclear weapons strike would be humanity’s armaggedon

On October 5th, 2016, CUSJ President Margaret Rao wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, noting that the US and Russian superpowers are showing renewed interest in a nuclear arms race, and reminding Trudeau to work towards a Nuclear Weapons Convention to ban nuclear weapons–one of the promises of the Liberals heading into the 2015 federal election. Here is the text of the … Read more

CUSJ Endorses anti-nuclear statement

CUSJ Endorses Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium 2015 It calls for an end to Uranium mining, and opposes the use of Uranium for Nuclear Power or Nuclear War. It identifies the harm caused by Uranium to people, plants, and animals and in particular to First Nations people, and calls for full support for the … Read more