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Canadian Friends Service Committee is hiring!

We're hiring a Criminal Justice Program Coordinator. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity.

The Criminal Justice Program currently works on two key areas: the impacts on children when their parents are incarcerated, and issues relating to penal abolition and alternatives to prison. The ideal candidate would have a background in two or more of the following: restorative justice, prisoner rights, children and child rights, and the Canadian... Criminal Justice system.

Find out more and apply before October 29, 2019: https://quakerservice.ca/jobs

CFSC releases 2018-2019 Annual Accountability Report

It has been a busy year with CFSC’s work growing in many exciting ways. Our 2018-2019 Annual Accountability Report hits the highlights in an easily readable format. Get a snapshot look at all of the incredible work that volunteers and staff helped to realize over the past year, thanks to the support of generous individual donors. Check out the Annual Accountability Report 2018-2019: A year of pushing boundaries at https://report.quakerservice.ca

Graffiti in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem, Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Canadian Quakers refuse to invest in occupation

We are in agreement with the official policy of the government of Canada, and with the international community, that Israel’s settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights are in violation of the fourth Geneva Convention and among the serious barriers to peace.

As Quakers, we seek to live out the testimonies of peace, integrity, equality, simplicity, community, and unity with creation. For many years we have used investment screens that align our funds as closely as possible with these testimonies.

We are pleased to say that our investment practices have proven sound and it has been determined that neither Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends nor Canadian Friends Service Committee hold any investments in companies that profit from the occupation. In keeping with our long history of ethical investments, this year at the annual national gathering of Quakers, we formally decided that this remain the case as long as the occupation continues. Read more at https://quakerservice.ca/NoOccupation

People, Planet, and Peace: A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations

We were pleased to once again join hundreds of organizations from around the world in a joint open letter on the International Day of Peace (September 21). This letter was delivered to each country's mission at the United Nations in New York by long-time CFSC partner the Quaker United Nations Office. Read the open letter at https://quakerservice.ca/PeaceDay2019

New posts on Psychology Today blog

CFSC's peace program coordinator Matt Legge continues to explore some of the most pressing issues involved in creating a culture of peacebuilding. Check out the latest blog posts on Psychology Today:

The Surprising Role of Happiness in Acting for Social Change
A brief look at the unlikely roles that feeling good and being grateful play in trying to change the world.

Can the Left/Right Divide in the US be Bridged?
Getting discouraged about the growing divide between the left and right? Here are the seven key points you need to know.

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