At the beginning of the month, Canada celebrated a milestone – 150 years since Confederation! That’s a century and a half of building a nation of which we should all be proud.
As moving as the gatherings were on Parliament Hill and in scores of town squares across the country, I believe the big party should not represent the end, but rather the beginning of our celebration of Canada’s 150th.
Now that the party is over, we should all be asking, what can we do over the next year to celebrate Canada 150? How about a year of action that’ll ensure our country is even better over the next 150 years?
With that in mind, CIJA has launched the Canadian Faith Communities Pledge Challenge, an invitation and a challenge to faith communities to pledge that their community – through their synagogues, mosques, churches, and temples – will come together and for each to collectively commit to 150 good deeds, acts of kindness, or expressions of positive change.
Take the pledge. Please speak with your congregations, your families, and your friends, and encourage your faith community to #Pledge150. Your community will be better for it and, together, we will demonstrate the power that faith communities have to make Canada even better over the next 150 years!
David J. Cape
Chair, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs