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Looking Back on the 2022 Christian Church Leaders Retreat

From January 11-13, 2022, President Das Sydney was pleased to facilitate the Council’s annual Christian Church Leaders Retreat. This event offers leaders of the Council’s member churches the opportunity to gather for a time of prayer, learning, and mutual support around issues are of pressing concern to church leaders and member churches. The event was …

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Week of Prayer 2022

Starting Today! Everything You Need for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

One thing that always energizes us at the start of a new year is the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU). This year’s WPCU starts TODAY, January 18, and lasts until Tuesday, January 25, 2022.    This year’s theme, developed by the Middle East Council of Churches is, “We saw the star in …

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Position Vacancy: Secretary, Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group

We are pleased to announce that the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group (FLSRG) of The Canadian Council of Churches has an opening for a Secretary, Faith and Life Sciences.  >>See full position description here The Secretary, Faith and Life Sciences works closely with the co-chairs of the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group and …

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Christmas Greetings from the Council President

Dear friends of the Council, A few weeks ago, an important Indigenous-Canadian musician Buffy Sainte-Marie was in concert in Kitchener, Ontario. For those unfamiliar with her work, Buffy Sainte-Marie rose to fame decades ago, as an icon of the idealistic “flower power” generation that believed the world could be changed. However, there are many difficult …

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Supreme Court Decision to hear Safe Third Country Agreement appeal is a Promising Step for Refugee Rights

The Canadian Council of Churches, Amnesty International, and The Canadian Council for Refugees are welcoming the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to review the constitutionality of the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). This decision follows a long history of legal challenges to the Agreement, including two recent court rulings. In July 2020, the Federal Court …

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New Video Available: “We Saw the Star in the East…” by the Rev. Dr. Rima Nasrallah

The Rev. Dr. Rima Nasrallah (The Middle East Council of Churches) reflects on the 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity theme, We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him (Mt 2:2). Beginning with a meditation on the challenges that the Christians in the Middle East face today, Rev. Dr. Nasrallah reflects on the main scripture text for the 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Matthew 2:1-12), and on the key themes that inspired the international materials …

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Coming in January 2022: Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry 12-Week Online Course

As we emerge into a new context of living with COVID, the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning is able to again offer the “Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Leadership and Learning” program. Please note: Course instruction will be in English only. The course will be offered as an online program synchronous with the …

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Now Hiring: O’Gara CFW Research and Program Assistant

Application deadline: January 10, 2022 The Commission on Faith and Witness (CFW) of The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has an opening for a Research and Program Assistant. The position provides research and program support to the CFW Associate Secretary and Program Coordinator. Background in theological or pastoral studies from a post-secondary educational institution; comfort …

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Dr. Rima Nasrallah

Highlights and Decisions of the November 2021 Governing Board Meeting

From November 17-19, 2021, the Council held its twice-annual Governing Board meeting virtually. At this semi-annual Governing Board meeting of the Council, we: Shared current news and challenges, and supported one another in prayer. Received the governance and program reports from all bodies of the Council. Adopted the 2022 budgets for the Council including its …

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Upcoming Webinar on the Theo-Ethics of Gene Editing

On November 3, 2021 (4-5:30 PM Eastern), the Council’s Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group (FLSRG) will host a webinar entitled “CRISPR-Cas9 and the Theo-Ethics of Gene Editing: A panel-guided ethical and theological dialogue.”  The purpose of this event is to assist participants in thinking theologically and ethically about how gene-editing technology (esp. CRISPR) is …

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