Christian Relief Committee Urged Canada to Focus on a Human Security Agenda

( [email protected] ) Jul 07, 2003 03:17 AM EDT

As Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister recently invited all Canadians to participate in a national dialogue on the country's future priorities and direction, the Chrsitian Reformed World Relief Committee urged the government to focus on a 'human security' agenda, in which people become the focus of action.

Sandra Elgersma, Canada office spokesperson said "because we're involved in relief development and justice programming overeseas, the CRWRC felt it was important to give our input, from the faith perspective, on how we'd like to see Canada's foreign policy."

She also emphasized that their international mission deals not only with poverty and insecurity, but also the root causes.

She added that often includes the spiritual well-being of the people the help.

"We also trying to share the Gospel wherever possible, working mostly with the churches as local partners," she said.