Are church communities the best places to go to engage in social and ecological justice? Is the prophetic desire for justice encouraged to burn in the hearts of church-goers today? Do our ecclesial structures promote animation and action towards public justice?
Joe Gunn answers these questions and more using his newly published book by Citizens for Public Justice, Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism. By recalling the ecumenical victories of the recent past and sharing the reflections of a new generation of Christians working for justice, this conversation challenges us all to live out Christianity in concrete ways, today.
Joe Gunn’s, BA (Political Science), MA, passion for justice work began growing up in Toronto, where he received his BA in Political Science, followed by an MA from the University of Regina. For seven years, Joe worked in Central American refugee camps and served as a Country Director for Canadian Save the Children in Nicaragua. For over ten years, he worked with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, developing policy and coordinating work in areas of social justice, missions, and Aboriginal peoples. He served as founding vice-chair of KAIROS-Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives and has been active in the Canadian Council of Churches’ Commission for Justice and Peace. He has engaged in research, public speaking and advocacy on national and international issues.
Joe served as Executive Director at Citizens for Public Justice from 2008 until February 2019, when he became director of the Centre Oblat – A Voice for Justice. The Centre Oblat is a new ministry of three provinces of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
|Wednesday May 29, 2019||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|