The Spring 2017 JustNews discussion paper features a sermon by Rev. Steven Epperson, in which he presents what political scientist Edward Luttwak called “the most important book of the decade”: The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide their Money. Epperson also looks at a second book, The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of … Read more
The most recent JustNews Discussion Paper No. 32 revisits Guy Dauncey’s slideshow, which we enjoyed at the 2016 AGM. Using humour, memes, and examples from life, Dauncey shows us how we can build a sustainable future for humanity. Dauncey is the founder of the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association, co-founder of the Victoria Car Share Cooperative, and author or … Read more
Discussion Paper #31 A Critique of the Trans Pacific Partnership with contributions from Leslie Kemp, Cym Gomery, Bill Curry, Murray Dobin, US Senator Bernie Sanders, and Frants Attorp. See also our Summer 2016 Issue of JustNews. Covers themes of democracy, election financing, media, inequality, homelessness, and climate change: Why Minority Governments by … Read more
JustNews Editor Philip Symon’s note: I was asked by a Board Member of Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice to include an article on proportional representation (PR) in this Autumn 2015 Discussion Paper which is appearing shortly before the October federal election. Upon searching the internet for such an article, I was surprised to find most … Read more
(The Discussion Paper will open in its own window. Comments can be submitted here) CUSJ joins with many other faith communities to support an active search for peaceful solutions to the on-going crisis in Israel and Palestine. It is time both Israel and the International Community comes to the table to honour the commitments made … Read more
Our new Discussion Paper 24 on Economic Justice, Keynesian economic solutions, and alternative views is hot off the presses. See more Discussion Papers and Issues of Just News at Just News
DP #23 – Multiculturalism, Religion, and Canadian Culture (The Paper opens in its own window, for easy comments on this page) In this Discussion Paper our search for truth and meaning takes us from the practical to the esoteric. Articles: “Immigrants, Multiculturalism, and the God Problem” by Jerry Storie “In the Beginning” – Excerpted from … Read more
Why do people vote against their own interests? Discussion Paper #20 – (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) Intro: Last year, in a series of “town-hall meetings” across the country, Americans got the chance to debate President Obama’s proposed healthcare reforms. What happened was an explosion of rage … Read more
Discussion Paper No. 22 on Equality – Oct 2011 Discussion paper #22 is a summary of the book The Spirit Level by Richardson and Picket. It demonstrates using the best epidemiological approach that societies that are more equal have better outcomes in most of the factors that make a good society. Both the paper and … Read more
July 31st, 2011 After an extensive discussion on the board and the publication of a special discussion paper on Nuclear Power, CUSJ has decided to support the Greenpeace Darlington Declaration calling for renewable energy, not nuclear, to be the centre of Ontario’s future energy policy. CUSJ Nuclear Page
Check out our new discussion paper on why people vote the way they do! Discussion Paper #20
DP#19 – Banking, Money, and Financing Health Care Funding Public Health Care With a Publicly Owned Bank — How Canada Did It, by Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D. Money and the Economic Crisis — A Short Tutorial, by Charles Eisenstein, summarized by Caspar Davis Bank Reform, Prime Minister Hacker Style — excerpts from Yes, Prime Minister, … Read more
Discussion Paper No. 18 by Richard Heinberg Spring 2010 Five other major trends leading us towards catastrophe in addition to climate change.
Discussion Paper No. 17 (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) Civilization in Crisis Revisited Return to the discussion of Escaping the Matrix and a book review of Confessions of an Economic Hitman by Jim Hackler.
Discussion Paper #16 (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) The Case for Electoral http://www.phpaide.com/?langue=fr&id=11 Reform by Andrew Coyne Ontario’s Failure: the Media Did It What’s Wrong with First Past the Post? Let’s get the Government we Voted for!
Discussion Paper #15 (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) Those members who do not subscribe to the e-list and were not present at the AGM may be unaware of the CUSJ resolution, and perhaps of some of the reasons occasioning it. This Discussion Paper therefore presents the resolution … Read more
Discussion Paper #13 (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) Spring 2007 This Discussion Paper contains two articles by authors who propose different ways to return Canada from a war-promoting nation to its more historic and honourable role as a peacekeeping and peace-building nation. The articles were written specifically … Read more
Discussion Paper #12 – due to graphics this will take a while to load. (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) Deep Integration of Canada With the US. What does it Mean and How Should We Respond? At the CUSJ AGM in May, 2006, presidential nominee Bob Stevenson facilitated … Read more