Refugees all but shut out of Canada: CUSJ Press release

Communiqué FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 17 September, 2015 By: Margaret Rao, CUSJ President Changes to refugee process needed if Canada is to make real impact on refugee crisis TORONTO – Key changes are urgently needed if Canada is to open its doors wide enough to make a difference in the current Syrian refugee crisis. “Amendments to … Read more

CUSJ’s History of Action on Refugees

CUSJ has been following refugee issues, and working with the Canadian Council For Refugees for some time.  See our Refugee Page under Issues for a complete record of our actions to date. June 17th Support the National Day of Action toSTOP CUTS TO REFUGEE HEALTH CARE!Unitarians attended Rallies around the country in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, … Read more

Report on First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa Study Sessions

By: Anita McLean There were eight sessions on Israel/Palestine from October 2014 to February 2015. Due to very positive feedback, Ria Heynen and I decided to offer one more event on April 28, 2015. This was a film night to view the newly produced movie “Enduring Roots” which presents a very critical view of the … Read more

CUC Resolutions Feedback Month

February is CUC Resolutions Month There are many resolutions coming before this year’s annual meeting at the May Conference and AGM.  Some relate to governance, active democracy, CUC voice, and 3 are related to social action.  One relates to climate change, one to the Enbridge pipeline, and one calls for the repeal of C-31 – … Read more

Standing on Guard for Justice

See two new letters under Action, Human Rights. CUSJ joined other groups in calling for the defeat of Bill C-49.  This bill will treat all refugees as if they are automatically terrorists and will keep them incarcerated for a year or more while their case is being investigated.  Whatever happened to Canada as a place … Read more