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Karri Munn-Venn

Senior Policy Analyst at Citizens for Public Justice. Focus on climate justice and poverty elimination.

Karri Munn-Venn is a policy analyst at Citizens for Public Justice, a national organization of members inspired by faith to act for justice in Canadian public policy. Follow Karri and her colleagues on Twitter @karrimunnvenn and @publicjustice.
6 Ways Christians Are Marking Earth Day

6 Ways Christians Are Marking Earth Day 2017

As more and more Christian faith communities are coming to understand care for creation as central to their spiritual mission, ecological and climate justice are featuring prominently in the ways they live out their faith and celebrate seasons like Lent and Easter.
04/21/2017 12:42 EDT
Canada's Climate Plan Is Only A Starting Point For Serious Climate

Canada's Climate Plan Is Only A Starting Point For Serious Climate Action

It's been a year since Canada returned from Paris victorious. And now, the first ministers have delivered Canada's climate plan. This is no doubt, a historic development. For the first time, Canada's climate target is backed by an actual plan. And this plan is supported by (almost) all of the provincial and territorial premiers. Unfortunately, however, that's about where the good news ends.
12/13/2016 03:20 EST
Praying For

Praying For Creation

In a 1989 letter, the late Dimitrios I, the leader of Eastern Orthodox Church, urged the global church to make September
09/01/2016 01:19 EDT
The First Ministers' Climate Declaration Falls

The First Ministers' Climate Declaration Falls Short

During the fall election, the federal Liberals committed to meet with the provinces within 90 days of COP21 negotiations in Paris to "develop a carbon pricing policy." This highly anticipated First Ministers' Meeting took place last week in Vancouver. Much like the Paris Agreement itself, the Vancouver Declaration may have been the best consensus we could have reasonably hoped for. But also like Paris, it doesn't go nearly far enough.
03/11/2016 10:30 EST
Climate Justice As A Matter Of

Climate Justice As A Matter Of Faith

The engagement of faith communities in the work of climate justice is important as it brings added dimension -- both moral and spiritual -- to an issue once considered the purview of environmental science alone. As institutions of faith, churches have significant resources at their disposal.
12/07/2015 05:46 EST
Your Vote Will Determine How Canada Takes on Global Climate

Your Vote Will Determine How Canada Takes on Global Climate Change

There is a lot to consider as we approach October's federal election. But most of all, we're frightened about the potential devastation of the Earth itself. This federal election is especially important because Canada's next Prime Minister will represent us at the 21st UN Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris at the end of this year -- barely one month after our new government is chosen.
09/17/2015 08:18 EDT
5 Reasons I'm Not Celebrating My Universal Child Care Benefit

5 Reasons I'm Not Celebrating My Universal Child Care Benefit Deposit

Quality, universal childcare is good for kids and it's good for families. It is also good for the economy and the tax base as gainfully employed parents spend their pay cheques and pay taxes. And, access to affordable childcare helps reduce poverty and inequality, meaning that it's good for society.
07/23/2015 08:52 EDT