May 102017
Please support bill to put an end to Section 43

Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada authorises parents and caregivers to use force in the “correction” of children. This is contrary to the Peace Testimony of Friends, and contravenes the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child that Canada has ratified.   CFSC is concerned with the effect Section 43 has on … read more

May 082017
Syria: Imagine another way

We watch with horror as news of atrocities and a seemingly intractable war in Syria reach us. We are tired of the same failed approaches that have led to the crisis in Syria. In the long term, these approaches seem mostly to help the few who profit from war but harm the bulk of soldiers … read more

Apr 262017
CFSC writes in support of Hassan Diab

Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers) has written to Canada’s Minister of Justice due to our concern with the situation of Canadian academic Hassan Diab. Hassan was extradited from Canada to France in November 2014. The extradition judge described the evidence against Hassan as “very problematic”. However, the judge said the low threshold under Canada’s extradition … read more

Apr 252017
Joint Statement at the UN: Calling for National Action Plans

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Sixteenth Session Tuesday April 25, 2017 Agenda Item 8   Joint Statement of: Assembly of First Nations; Assemblée des Premières Nations du Québec et Labrador/Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador First Nations; Amnesty International; Confederacy of Treaty No. 6; First Nations Summit; Grand Council of the Crees … read more

Apr 242017
New website launched for CFSC newsletter

We asked for your feedback and because of what we heard, we’re excited to be launching a new website for our newsletter:!   You can now read articles all the way through, no more flipping between pages in a PDF file. It will be easier to read Quaker Concern on different screens, especially tablets. … read more

Apr 032017
Let Justice Roll: New Ecumenical Resource on UN Declaration

Let Justice Roll: Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a new resource from the ecumenical justice coalition KAIROS. It reiterates Canadian churches’ commitment to the full implementation of the UN Declaration called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. CFSC joined other churches and KAIROS staff in … read more

Mar 312017
Parole, Rehabilitation and Community Safety

The word “parole” is quite familiar, but stop and ask yourself, how much do you actually know about parole? How does it function? In what ways is it helpful or harmful? How does it relate to community safety? What about its relationship to rehabilitation of people who formerly committed crimes?   To help improve understanding … read more

Mar 302017
American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

A newly updated analysis written by CFSC associate member Paul Joffe examines recent developments in the Americas, including the establishment of the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and comments made by Canada, the United States, and Colombia. Download the full paper or read it below: Download the PDF file .   Read … read more