Statements & Resources

Statements and resources issues by CFSC and our partners

CFSC and the War Resisters Support Campaign organize talks like this one to raise awareness about the legal status of conscientious objection to military service.

We make public statements and create educational resources on issues of concern to Quakers in Canada. These consist of tools, research and commentaries related to public policy or governmental action. Statements and resources are posted below under the relevant thematic category.
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Criminal justice


Economics & ecology


Human rights

Conscientious objection

Civil liberties


  • Open letter to the government of Canada on the situation of Palestinian refugees. (2016)
  • Backgrounder on Bill C-4 – Key concerns about proposed amendment to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. (2011)


Statements and educational resources from CFSC on Indigenous rights and other areas of concern

Rachel Singleton-Polster and Tsilhqot’in Nation Chief Roger William at FPIC forum co-organized by CFSC. Photo: Tracey Lynne Photography

Indigenous Peoples’ human rights


  • In 2001 Sarah Chandler presented the annual Sunderland P. Gardiner lecture at Canadian Yearly Meeting. Her lecture, The Never Broken Treaty? Quaker Witness and Testimony on Aboriginal Title and Rights, prompts us all to examine our roles in the ongoing oppression of Indigenous Peoples and provides suggestions for engagement and working for positive change.
  • Thinking About Home – a guided meditation created by Sarah Chandler.

More statements and resources related to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Statements and resources on issues like justice and peace in Israel/Palestine

Olive trees in Aida refugee camp, Occupied West Bank


Other issues