Faithful Election Conversation Video Link
On September 1, Martin Luther University’s Centre for Public Ethics, the Baha’i Community of Canada, Citizens for Public Justice and Centre Oblat – A Voice for Justice, sponsored the event, A Faithful Election Conversation 2021. It was a thoughtful exchange between representatives of Canada’s four major parties on several key issues of particular interest to Canada’s faith communities – Indigenous Reconciliation, Climate Justice, Poverty, and Xenophobia, including racial and religious intolerance.
The goals were to elevate our political discourse, focus the conversation on issues of public concern, and create a resource for citizens to use over the coming days as they engage in deliberation about the upcoming vote. To that end, here is the link to a recording of the event which has been posted to YouTube:
Video – Faithful Election Conversation 2021
The topics were introduced by four experts. They are listed below to help guide your viewing.
- Indigenous Reconciliation (Approximately 6:00) – introduced by Niigaan Sinclair, University of Manitoba
- Climate Justice (Approximately 23:00) – introduced by Flossie Baker, Faith Sector Organizer, Climate Emergency Unit
- Poverty and Inequality – (Approximately 37:00)- introduced by Natalie Appleyard, Citizens for Public Justice
- Xenophobia – (Approximately 52:00) – introduced by Akaash Maharaj, former CEO, Mosaic Institute
The four political representatives were: Charlie Angus (New Democratic Party); Garnett Genuis (Conservative Party); Elizabeth May (Green Party); and John McKay (Liberal Party).