Communications Officer

“The Unity We Seek” with WCC General Secretary, Toronto, ON

“The Unity We Seek” An Evening with the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches On Wednesday March 14 from 7 9 pm, the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), will be offering a keynote address entitled “The Unity We Seek: Exploring the Hopes and …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Precautionary Oversight for Synthetic Biology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW DECLARATION CALLS FOR PRECAUTIONARY OVERSIGHT FOR THE EMERGING FIELD OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Tuesday March 13, 2012 — Today the Biotechnology Reference Group of The Canadian Council of Churches is one group within a broad coalition of 111 organizations from around the world who have endorsed The Principles for the Oversight of …

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Keynote Address on JUST PEACE with Dr. Glen H. Stassen

Keynote Address on Just Peace Dr. Glen H. Stassen, Fuller Theological Seminary – “Without justice, can there be peace? Without peace, can there be justice?” Thursday, February 2, 2012, 7 pm,  Siegfried Hall – St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, ON For more information, please see the promotional flyer here.

MEDIA RELEASE: Canadian Election Observers in Taiwan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CANADIAN ELECTION OBSERVERS IN TAIWAN Eight Canadian election observers are in Taiwan monitoring the upcoming Presidential and legislative elections scheduled for January 14, 2012. The election polls indicate a close race between the two leading Presidential candidates. Along with Taiwan’s economic performance, the relationship with mainland China is again playing a critical …

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Interfaith Call on Climate – UPDATED WITH MORE ENDORSERS

“On the eve of the United Nations Conference on climate in South Africa, we are reissuing the Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate. Now endorsed by over 50 faith communities and faith-based organizations representing a large segment of people of faith in Canada, the statements calls for ‘leadership to put the long-term …

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Media Alert: Churches Name Election Priorities, Urge Leaders to Act

April 1, 2011 Media Alert: Churches Name Election Priorities, Urge Leaders to Act The Canadian Council of Churches issued a letter Friday naming their priority election issues. The Council wants strong commitments from federal leaders on anti-poverty and climate change strategies, as well as serious attention to non-military efforts in Afghanistan and global nuclear disarmament. …

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Council urges government to condemn planned execution

10 February 2011 The Honourable Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Cannon, On behalf of The Canadian Council of Churches whose 23 member denominations represent 85% of the Christians in Canada, we write to express our deep concern over the situation of Musa Sayed. The news …

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