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Employment Opportunities: Communications Officer and Project Administration Officer

The Council is looking to add two new members to our team! See descriptions below for the positions of Communications Officer and Project Administration Officer. Communications Officer The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has an opening for a Communications Officer. This position works closely with the Communications Coordinator to assist with website, social media, and mailchimp communications in …

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Highlights and Decisions from the May 2022 Governing Board Meeting

The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board Meeting May 18-20, 2022 – St. Paul University (Ottawa) At our semi-annual Governing Board meeting of the Council, we: Rejoiced in the blessing of gathering in-person for the first time since November 2019. Received governance and program reports from all bodies of the Council; the Council’s 2021 Annual …

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Lamenting a Grievous War: A Response and Appeal in the Face of War

We lament a broken world scarred with many conflicts. At this moment in particular, we lament the grievous war initiated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Engaging in war constitutes a failure.[1]  The existence of this expanding conflict is an affront to human dignity and a threat to global security. With broken hearts, we bear …

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“Preserving Our Shared Humanity”: A Statement on Autonomous Weapons by the Commission on Justice and Peace

In a recent letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Council’s Commission on Justice and Peace called on the Government of Canada to support international efforts to ban fully autonomous weapons systems.    According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), autonomous weapons can be understood as those “that can independently select and …

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Passover is Coming! Advice on Sending Holy Day Greetings to Jewish Neighbours from the Christian Interfaith Reference Group (CIRG)

A resource from the Council’s Christian Interfaith Reference Group (CIRG) This year, Passover begins on April 15, 2022! As a person of faith, are you interested in building relationships with Jewish neighbours? If so, this idea sheet may help you take a simple step: greeting your Jewish neighbours during the significant seasons of the Jewish …

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April 24, 2022: Prayer for Ukraine and for Peace for the World

(LAST UPDATED: April 11, 2022) >> Click here for Ukrainian translation.  >> View this news story as a pdf in English or French.  In solidarity with the Ukrainian Bishops of Canada we invite you to join with The Canadian Council of Churches on April 24, which is Pascha (Easter Sunday on the Julian calendar), to …

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Faith and Life Sciences Letter Opposes Proposed New Health Canada Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) 

On February 25, 2022, the Council’s Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group sent a letter calling on the Government of Canada to ensure transparency and oversight of all genetically engineered foods and seeds.   The letter was sent to the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and …

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The Sexual Exploitation Working Group Issues Brief Concerning Legislation that Seeks to End the Demand for Sexual Exploitation

On February 25, 2022, the Council’s Sexual Exploitation Working Group issued a Brief to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the House of Commons concerning The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA) Review. The PCEPA aims to end the demand for paid sex and recognizes prostitution as inherently exploitive and …

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A Call for Peace in Ukraine

>>Download this statement in English or French. Churches and people of faith in every neighbourhood, city, and town across Canada are raising their fervent prayers for peace in Ukraine. Many Canadians have been remembering friends with Ukrainian heritage, colleagues in Ukraine, or perhaps their own visits to Ukraine. The country and people are now under …

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