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The Rev. Susan C. Johnson
National Bishop

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

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Messages and Statements

from ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson


2015

  • August 2015: ELCIC National Bishop writes to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking "that a public inquiry be convened concerning missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls."
  • August 2015: ELCIC National Bishop writes to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The letter follows the 2015 National Convention where delegates adopted an ELCIC Resolution on Climate Justice. In her letter to the Prime Minister, Bishop Johnson shares the church's "concern for the climate and our hopes for an effective glocal process through COP21 in Paris."
  • August 2015: ELCIC National Bishop writes to Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging that the challenges in the criminal justice and correctional systems in Canada be addressed and to express the ELCIC's, "support for restorative justice approaches that facilitate the righting of harms done, and foster the healing of relationships between offenders, victims and the larger community."
  • August 2015: ELCIC National Bishop writes to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to share that the ELCIC has repudiated and renounced the Doctrine of Discovery and encourages the Government of Canada to take similar action.
  • June 2015: ELCIC National Bishop writes to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama, along with church leaders from the ELCA, TEC and ACC, calling for a review of the Columbia River Treaty, "in order to respect the rights, dignity and traditions of the Columbia Basin tribes and First Nations by including them in the implementation and management of the Treaty, and to include the healthy functioning of the ecosystem as an equal purpose of the Treaty.
  • May 2015: ELCIC National Bishop invites the church into prayer for Truth and Reconciliation Commission's closing event
  • March 2015: ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson writes to the Prime Minister urging the Government of Canada to address the issue of sexual exploitation.
  • April 2015: ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson joins church leaders from the Canadian Council of Churches in sending a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, regarding Canada's current military mission in Iraq and Syria.

 

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2013

  • December 10, 2013: ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson signs a Human Rights Day Statement encouraging respect for the rights of refugees.
  • December 9, 2013: ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has written a pastoral letter inviting members to pray for peace in the Middle East.  
  • November 11, 2013: ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson signs on to Statement on Quebec Charter of Values, prepared by the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, expressing concern about the proposed charter’s effect on religious freedom.
  • May 17, 2013: ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson joins church leaders from the Canadian Council of Churches in sending a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, expressing concern regarding multiple crises in the Middle East.
  • March 14, 2013: ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson invites the church to pray for peace in the Middle East on the 24th of each month.

 

2012

 

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2010

  • June 7, 2010: ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson issued a correspondence to Prime Minister Stephen Harper which follows up on a January 21, 2010 expressing concern regarding CIDA funding cuts to KAIROS and requesting a meeting with the Prime Minister.
  • May 28, 2010: ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson issued a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs to express deep concern regarding recent news of Israeli actions against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and requesting that the Government of Canada pressure the Israeli government to rescind these military orders.

 

2009

  • November 26, 2009: Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada on Canada's role in building peace in the Holy Land.
  • November 26, 2009: Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada expressing dismay and concern over the draft proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill currently before the Parliament of Uganda and encouraging the government to carr on with its intention to convey to the Government of Uganda the deep sense of alarm regarding this violation of human rights.
  • November 9, 2009: Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada urging the government to make housing for the poor and subsidized housing high priorities in the government agenda.
  • November 9, 2009: Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada communicating the on-going concern of the ELCIC for the global problem of human trafficking and calling on the government to demonstrate leadership in this area by extending and expanding the services available to the victims of human trafficking.
  • September 23, 2009: Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada urging the government to support the KYOTOplus goals.

 

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