"This pamphlet is a Canadian version of a paper originally written by Eric Jay, for Christian Aid, Britain c1975" -- p. 15.
Pamphlet jointly published by: The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund; Canadian Lutheran World Relief; The Committee on Inter-Church Aid, Refugee and World Service; The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace; and World Development, Service and Relief. -- back cover.
Contents: What is World Development ? -- Why are there rich and poor countries ? -- There is poverty in Canada too. Shouldn't charity begin at home ? -- Is the situation improving at all ? -- Wouldn't birth control solve problems ? -- Is there enough food to go round ? -- Canada became prosperous through trade. Why can't the Third World ? -- Can we afford to make trade concessions to them ? -- What about the aid which pours into the poor countries ? -- But suirely Canadian aid is very generous ? -- Canada has its own poverty problems so why should we give more aid or better trade deals to the Third World ? -- Does increased aid mean more taxation ? -- Why can't "The Arabs" pay for development ? -- How much aid is wasted through misuse and corruption ? -- Wouldn't they be better off if they hadn't seized independence so soon ? -- Can't voluntary aid organizations solve the problem ? -- Can't the public do any more ? -- If it's a moral question, why don't the churches given a lead by surrendering their wealth ? -- But isn't man's spiritual need more important to Christians than his material need ? -- If I am concerned about world development, what can I do ?
Twenty questions on world development : a Canadian perspective
"Justice, Peace and Creation Team, World Council of Churches".
"April 2005". -- inside front cover.
"So as to engage the churches and the wider ecumenical family in confronting these realities, this background document explores the question of how the churches and the wider ecumenical family can respond to the human tragedies rooted in the project of economic globalization. Entitled `Alternative globalization addressing peoples and earth (AGAPE)', this document was drafted by a small group of representatives from churches and related organizations. The text is based on the finding of a series of church consultations and studies on globalization organized by the WCC and other ecumenical organizations over the period since the 1998 WCC assembly in Harare. It is hoped that this process will produce an AGAPE call to action to the next WCC assembly in Porto Alegre in 2006. .... The aim of this document is to inspire the churches and the wider ecumenical movement to continue to address current global problems so as to respond resolutely to the intolerable levels of poverty in our world". -- Foreword, p. [iii].
Contents: Foreword dated Geneva, March 2005 / Rogate R. Mshana -- The Agape challenge -- Plea for an Agape economy of life -- Just trade -- Just finance -- Transformative action and living alternatives -- Milestones on the ecumenical journey : texts decisions and actions -- Conclusion -- Appendix.
Appendix is diagram/flowchart of "The AGAPE process" on inside back cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pp. 164-166) and index.
"This book is the ideal resource for churches to nurture commitment and creativity by promoting `Jubilee literacy', a spirituality of forgiveness and reparation, and practical economic disciplines for individuals, households, and congregations. However, the Kinslers are clear that with this hope for renewal also comes a warning: Any theology that refuses to reckon with the realities of the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth and power in the human family today is both cruel and irrelevant. We Christians must talk about economics, and talk about it in light of the gospel". -- Foreword, p. xi.
Contents: Foreword / Ched Meyers -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Jubilee Challenge: Fullness of Life for All God's People -- The Promised Land: An Alternative Social Possibility -- Abuse of Land, Labor, and Life -- Sabbath Economics, Jubilee Spirituality, and Liberty for All -- Jesus' Proclamation of God's Reign as Jubilee -- Jesus and the Domination System -- Jubilee Practices in the Early Church -- Jubilee: Celebrating Life Together -- References and Further Reading -- Index.
First published in Great Britain in 1992 by SPCK and Christian Aid. Reprinted in 2004 by SPCK". -- verso of t.-p.
"Edited by Janet Morley."
"These prayers have been chosen with the assistance of a group representing different denominations and cultures. We have sought a balance between prayers written here and overseas, but we have tried to ensure that the words that come from our partners overseas can genuinely be prayed in this context too.
The material in the anthology has been selected and arranged according to the broad seasons of the church's liturgical year. The group that helped to gather the prayers spent a whole year reflecting on how the traditional themes of each season spoke to, and were illuminated by, a concern to strengthen the poor". -- Preface, p. 6.
"How can we pray with the world's poor when we live in a society where self-interest often lies in keeping them poor ? This powerful and richly varied collection of prayers brings these concerns to the heart of the Church's living worship, for prayer is itself a valid form of action on behalf of the poor." -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Come to the Living God -- Advent : 'You said you'd be coming -- Christmas/Epiphany " 'Wake up, little baby God' -- Lent : 'You asked for my hands' -- Passiontide : 'This silence is God's word' -- Easter : 'Roll back the stone' -- Pentecost : 'Speak to make a new world possible' -- Harvest : 'Nobody will stay hungry' -- Blessings -- Index of prayer types.
Author is "Secretary for Adult Learning at the Methodist Church". -- back cover.
On 13 September 2005 some 35 Anglican and global Christian leaders gathered in Washington National Cathedral "united in a common concern for those of us living in poverty". "In this communique, we offer our partnership to the leaders gathered at the World Summit at the United Nations in building a global movement to make real the promises of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a crucial step toward a more just world for all God's children". Communique divided into sections: Declaration, Call to Governments, A Call to the Church and Our Hope and Commitment.
Consultation attended by the Most Rev. Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
"The publication of this volume is sponsored by the Ecumenical Forum of Canada". -- p. [ii].
"Among the many Canadian organizations which have taken up the cause of a just society, few have worked harder for the realization of this goal than the Canadian churches. The documents that are contained in this book are evidence of the churches' strong concern to identify and combat injustices wherever they appear in society. .... The purpose of this introduction is to give, first of all, a brief historical account of the churches' recent involvement in social issues in Canada. Secondly, it will identify the issues which are of major concern and will describe how the churches deal with these issues. Finally, an overview and analysis of the churches' position on social justice will be given". -- Intro.
Contents: List of Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Section I: Poverty in Canada -- 1. The Salvation Army, 'Brief to the Special Senate Committee on Poverty' (1970) -- 2. The Eastern Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, 'Report on Poverty and Christian Responsibility' (1973) -- 3. The United Church of Canada, 'The Economics of Injustice' (1975) -- Section II: Capitalism and Corporations -- 4. The United Church of Canada, 'Who's in Control ?' (1977) -- 5. Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility, 'Decennial Revision of the Bank Act' (1978) -- 6. Roman Catholic Bishops of the Atlantic Provinces, 'To Establish a Kingdom of Justice' (1979) -- 7. The Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 'Ethical Reflections on the Economic Crisis' (1983) -- Section III: Nuclear Energy -- 8. The United Church of Canada, 'Nuclear Power: Blessing or Blight ?' (1977) -- 9. Uranium Working Group, the B.C. Conference of the United Church of Canada, 'Ethics and Uranium Mining' (1980) -- Section IV: Northern Development and Native Rights -- 10. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 'Northern Development: At What Cost ?' (1975) -- 11. Project North, 'A Call for A Moratorium' (1976) -- 12. Project North, 'Before the National Energy Board in the Matter of the Norman Wells Oil Pipeline Application' (1981) -- Section V: Canada, Quebec and the Constitution -- 13. The Roman Catholic Bishops of Quebec, 'The People of Quebec and Its Political Future' (1979) -- 14. The United Church of Canada, 'Brief to the Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada' (1980) -- Section VI: Population, Immigration and Refugees -- 15. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 'Brief to the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and of the House of Commons on Immigration Policy' (1975) -- 16. Inter-Church Project on Population, 'Report on the Immigration Debate' (1975) -- 17. The Refugee Concerns Project Committee, Canadian Council of Churches, 'Refugee Concerns: A Brief to the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of Employment and Immigration' (1980) -- Section VII: Canada and the Third World -- 18. Canadian Church Leaders, 'Development Demands Justice' (1973) -- 19. Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America, 'Submission to the Canadian Ambassador to the 36th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights' (1980) -- Epilogue -- 21. Canadian Church Leaders, 'Inter-Church Brief on Economic Outlook' (1978) -- Notes -- Addresses of Groups Mentioned in This Book.
"Writing, research and editing for 'Changing Course' was done by Murray MacAdam. Nancy Friday, John Hiemstra. Diane Marshall, Kathy Vandergrift, Mark Vander Vennen, John Olthuis, Ted Schmidt, Gerald Vandezande and Agnes Struik". -- Acknowledgements.
Includes bibliographical references.
"Why are poverty and hunger so widespread in Canada ? Why do so many people feel left out of our society, whether from unemployment, disabilities, loneliness or other causes ? What can be done about these problems ? 'Changing Course' is a study guide for individuals and groups who are trying to make sense of our society and want to learn how to improve it. It reaches the root of our problems: the values which dominate our society. 'Changing Course' shows how a more genuine application of Christian values would help create a truly just society". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Ted Scott, Archbishop, Anglican Church of Canada -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Layer One: Social Realities and Social Policy -- Layer Two: Social Structures -- Layer Three: The Heart of the Matter: How Are We Saved ? -- Alternative Layer Three: God's New Start -- Alternative Layer Two: Reforming Social Structures -- Alternative Layer One: Healing Social Realities with Christian Values -- Conclusion -- Appendix.
Includes "Questions for Discussion" at the end of sections.
Published jointly by SPCK, London and WCC Publications, Geneva.
Foreword by Konrad Raiser.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -96) and index.
Over 24 countries were part of this study project initiated by the Association of World Council of Churches related Development Organisations in Europe (APRODEV) in collaboration with the World Council of Churches and nicknamed `Project 21'. Twenty-four case studies were written. Nineteen of them were based on countries ... Five of them focused on particular subjects (the labour movement, liturgy, transnational corporations ....All the case studies are available on the Project's website . The Project involved several meetings of the case study writers and a major Colloquium in New Delhi in November 2000 which produced an interim `Working Document. The full story of the Project is told in chapter 8". -- Preface.
"The conclusions emphasize that `wealth' is as much of an issue as `poverty', and call for much clearer Christian teaching on justice and the economic order. They support moves toward a global alliance of local and national churches as a more effective instrument for achieving structural change. They ask for the strategic nature of development projects and programmes to be reassessed. And they assert that local congregations should be taken far more seriously and inspired and equipped to help bring about God's justice". -- back cover.
Contents include: `2015 Millennium Goals' for the Churches -- A Call to Action and Recommendations.