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September 1 is the the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

On this day, we lay our grief and our fears before God.
For it is in God that we have hope and we have faith.
We pray for grace and guidance as we continue to work for
love, justice, and the flourishing of all creation. Amen

Season of Creation &
the Global Week of Climate Action!

Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1. Many Christian traditions in Canada also mark the Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4.

These invitations to pause, reflect, and contemplate our relationship with the created world are  generating a broader response as the intensity and urgency of the global climate crisis becomes more apparent. Climate change is an issue that reaches to the core of who we are as people of faith and how we are to live in God’s world. To mark these occasions, CPJ offers a Prayer for Creation.

Faith leaders have taken note. So too has the UN Secretary-General, who is convening world leaders for a special UN Climate Change Summit on September 23. This event is galvanizing a response from environmental advocates, social justice activists, trade unionists, people of faith, and many others. The global youth movement is leading the way as young people are concerned for their future and the future of the Earth.

#FridaysForFuture coordinated mass global mobilizations earlier this year and have more planned for September, calling on national governments to adopt policies that will provide a safe pathway to well below the Paris temperature target of 2 C.

As communities of faith, we understand the value of coming together to pray and work for a better world. People of all ages are invited to participate in the Global Week of Climate Action, September 20 to September 27, 2019. It is important that we all come together during this critical time. Please join our cross-Canada prayer chain, Prayers for Creation.

JOIN PRAYERS FOR CREATION
Also this fall, Canadians head to the polls for a federal election. Read on for policy perspectives, action opportunities, and fresh perspectives.
10 myths about climate change debunked as art of our Federal Election 2019 engagement. 
 
CPJ.ca Busting Myths About Climate Change in Canada
In our annual submission to the federal pre-budget consultations, CPJ highlights key climate actions.

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A Just Transition for Canada: Action to Address the Climate Emergency
It is the Season of Creation.
This September, be a part of CPJ's national prayer chain.

CPJ.ca Prayers for Creation
 
Edmontonian Gabrielle Gelderman reflects on the challenge of having an alternative view in Alberta.

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Alberta Youth Eager for Change
 

Let us know how you're taking climate action!


Have you, or someone you know, been involved in any of the #FridaysForFuture climate marches across Canada?
Share your story at cpj@cpj.ca!

 
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