We’ve been witnessing climate change for a while, and in 2022, we experienced devastating examples of its impact. Our Social and Ecological Justice arm was hard at work living out the gospel call to justice, seeking to be the hands and feet of God in this world. Here in Canada, the team pursued climate justice as part of the Anglican Communion Forest Project, which hopes that by acting together as a worldwide Anglican Communion, we can have a big impact in the global response to care for our planet.
We supported the Council of General Synod’s Dismantling Racism Task Force, and reinforced our commitment to advocate for and comply with human rights and other legislation aimed at eliminating racism among people and in organizations, within Canada and globally.
Our work on human trafficking continued, advocating for new legislation aimed at bringing an end to this egregious harm, and mitigating the extent and nature of human trafficking and modern slavery in our neighbourhoods, cities and towns.
Key to all these initiatives are ecumenical partnerships. Canadian Anglicans banded together with our ELCIC Full Communion partners, and worked alongside Kairos and the Canadian Council of Churches, lifting up a shared voice for a more just world.