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Grieving With: A Statement from the President and General Secretary in Response to the Vicious Death of the Afzaal Family

Download the pdf of this statement here. We grieve with… We grieve with the family, friends, and community of the Afzaal family in London who were rammed and killed by a vehicle in London, Ontario on June 6, 2021. Along with many others, we believe that there should be no place in Canada for racism …

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A Statement from the President and General Secretary of The Canadian Council of Churches Regarding the Documentation of the Mass Grave at the Kamloops Residential School

Download the pdf of this statement here. (French translation forthcoming) Along with the rest of Canada and the world, we were horrified to learn of the bodies of 215 children found in unmarked and undocumented graves at the Kamloops Residential School. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and communities most affected in the …

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Highlights of the May 2021 Governing Board Meeting

The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board Meeting May 19-21, 2021 – Video Conference The Canadian Council of Churches (the Council) is the broadest and most inclusive ecumenical body in Canada. The Council’s Governing Board brings together representatives from Anglican; Evangelical; Free Church; Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox; Protestant; and Catholic member denominations to review and coordinate its …

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A Statement on the Recent Violence in the Middle East and its Impact in Canada

The Canadian Council of Churches welcomes the recently declared and enacted ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Violence and destruction are futile. Justice and understanding are a prelude to a lasting peace. May all parties to the conflict recommit to walk together on the long but sacred path to peace and justice for all. In Canada, …

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The Prime Minister in conversation with newly elected Council President Das Sydney and outgoing president, the Rev. Stephen Kendall.

“Preparing for a New Normal: A Vision for a Just and Caring Canada” In Conversation with the Prime Minister of Canada and Other Public Officials

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, members of the Council were pleased to welcome the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and other elected officials of Parliament to a special session of the May 2021 Governing Board meeting entitled “Preparing for a New Normal: A Vision for a Just and Caring Canada – The …

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Online Celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

June 5: “Abide in My Love” Cross-Canada Online Celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

For over 100 years, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) has gathered Christians around the world in ecumenical prayer and fellowship. This year’s theme, Abide in My Love and You Shall Bear Much Fruit (John 15:5-9), calls us to nourish unity with God and with one another through prayer, contemplative silence, and common …

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Faith and Life Sciences Webinar Videos Now Available!

We are pleased to report that videos of the two recent (English only) webinars organized by the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group are now available on our Youtube channel. We once again thank the presenter, Dr. James Rusthoven, and moderator, Rev. Dr. Peter Kuhnert, as well as everyone in the FLSRG for their hard …

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WCC shares “Voices of Lament, Hope and Courage” resource for churches worldwide

In March of this year, the World Council of Churches (WCC) prepared a new prayer book, “Voices of Lament, Hope and Courage.” The prayer book served not only as a guide for the special upcoming WCC “Week of Prayer in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic” (March 22-27, 2021) but also as a resource for …

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Learning about Gene Editing Technology at the FLSRG’s Recent Webinar Series

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group concluded its two-webinar series “CRISPR-Cas9: From Anti-Viral to Going Viral” (English only). Presented by Dr. James Rusthoven, the series brought Christian bioethics to bear on CRISPR-Cas9. This revolutionary technology enables geneticists to alter parts of the genome by removing, adding, or altering sections …

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