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Letter to the Prime Minister on National Indigenous Peoples Day (21 June 2021)

The Canadian Council of Churches has long advocated for the use of the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the foundation for improved relations with Indigenous Peoples and as a framework for reconciliation. On June 21, 2021, recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day, General Secretary of the Council, Pastor Peter Noteboom …

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Videos from the “Abide in My Love (John 15:5-9)” WPCU Celebration Now Available!

On June 5, 2021, The Canadian Council of Churches—in partnership with The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism—were pleased to host an online, cross-Canada celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity entitled “Abide in My Love (John 15:5-9).”  Church leaders representing 12 Christian traditions offered prayers and Scripture readings. …

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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

Edited to add: As more unmarked graves are uncovered and documented, we remain steadfast in our commitment to pause, to grieve, to listen carefully, patiently and humbly to the survivors and former students of Residential Schools, First Nations, Inuit and Métis brothers and sisters and their descendants, and to consult with you about how we …

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