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Legal experts call on Canada to unequivocally support and cooperate with International Criminal Court

Canadian Friends Service Committee’s General Secretary Jennifer Preston signed the following open letter sent today to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  Dear Prime Minister, We write this […] The post Legal experts call on Canada to unequivocally support and cooperate with International Criminal Court appeared first on Canadian Friends Service Committee.

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Canadians in prisons need access to the internet to take online courses, get informed about support programs

“Canadian prison officials have said an inmate’s successful reintegration into the community requires at least some education beyond the high school level. But taking university or […] The post Canadians in prisons need access to the internet to take online courses, get informed about support programs appeared first on Canadian Friends Service Committee.

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Local Newspapers Are Lifelines for Climate-Disaster Communities

Newspaper and tea by Matt Callow is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr By Jane Braxton Little / TomDispatch When wildfires began erupting in the Texas Panhandle in February, Laurie Ezzell Brown, the editor and publisher of the Canadian Record, was in Houston on a panel discussing ways in which losing local newspapers represents a danger to democracy. Running the […]

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Joint statement calls on Canada to immediately suspend all trade in arms and military technology with Israel

Arms Embargo Now As the catastrophe wrought by Israel’s continued assault on Gaza grows, Canadian civil society organizations across multiple sectors are calling on the Canadian […] The post Joint statement calls on Canada to immediately suspend all trade in arms and military technology with Israel appeared first on Canadian Friends Service Committee.

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We asked Quakers across Canada what they’re doing to support reconciliation. Here’s what we heard!

At their annual gathering in 2016, Canadian Quakers came to a collective decision to take six actions in support of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and reconciliation […] The post We asked Quakers across Canada what they’re doing to support reconciliation. Here’s what we heard! appeared first on Canadian Friends Service Committee.