“We believe the United Nations Climate Change Conference is a place where faith and science must intersect” says an open letter posted on The United Church of Canada’s website ahead of the vital Copenhagen meeting.
A former soldier who fled the US army following homophobic persecution is appealing for asylum in Canada. Bethany Smith says she received death threats and was repeatedly assaulted after other soldiers discovered her sexuality.
Pope Benedict XVI has met privately with a delegation of Canadian native people to express his sorrow for the abuse suffered by indigenous children in Canadian residential schools. The meeting took place at the end of last week.
Church leaders in Canada want action to follow a public apology by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to victims of a situation where aboriginal children were placed in residential schools run by churches in a policy of enforced assimilation.