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One hundred years after the war, it’s Canada’s time to lead

One hundred years after the war, it’s Canada’s time to lead

On November 2, 2018, the Hill Times, which covers Parliament, politics and the federal public service, published the following op-ed by the President of the Canadian Council of Churches, Rev. Stephen Kendall and the Chair of Project Ploughshares, the Rev. Dr. James Christie: One hundred years after […]

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The US is less safe than ever for refugees, evidence filed in court challenge shows

The US is less safe than ever for refugees, evidence filed in court challenge shows

For release 4 July 2018 The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), Amnesty International (AI) and the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) yesterday completed filing extensive evidence in Federal Court to support their legal challenge of the designation of the United States as a safe third country for […]

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An Interview with Peter Noteboom, General Secretary

An Interview with Peter Noteboom, General Secretary

The Canadian Council of Churches is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Noteboom has been appointed by the Governing Board to a 5-year term as General Secretary beginning on 1 June 2018. On Thursday, May 24, 2018, Past President The Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan interviewed the […]

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New General Secretary of The Canadian Council of Churches

New General Secretary of The Canadian Council of Churches

The Canadian Council of Churches is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Noteboom has been appointed by the Governing Board to a five-year term as General Secretary beginning today, June 1, 2018. The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton completed her third five-year term on 30 September 2017. Peter […]

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Highlights and Decisions from the May 2018 Governing Board Meeting

Highlights and Decisions from the May 2018 Governing Board Meeting

The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board met on May 23-25, 2018 at St. Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario. 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; […]

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An Interview with The Rev. Stephen Kendall, President of The Canadian Council of Churches

An Interview with The Rev. Stephen Kendall, President of The Canadian Council of Churches

The Canadian Council of Churches is pleased to announce that The Rev. Stephen Kendall (Presbyterian Church in Canada) has been elected and installed by the Governing Board as President of The Canadian Council of Churches for a 3-year term running to 2021. The Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson […]

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New President and Executive Leadership at The Canadian Council of Churches

New President and Executive Leadership at The Canadian Council of Churches

The Canadian Council of Churches is pleased to announce that The Rev. Stephen Kendall (Presbyterian Church in Canada) has been elected and installed by the Governing Board as President of The Canadian Council of Churches for a 3-year term running to 2021. The Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson […]

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November 2017 Governing Board Highlights

November 2017 Governing Board Highlights

Highlights and Decisions from the November 2017 Governing Board Meeting The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board met on November 15-17 at Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The Governing Board meets biannually to review ecumenical life in Canada, reflect on its significance, identify […]

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Redesigning the Tree of Life Conference Recap

Redesigning the Tree of Life Conference Recap

Weren’t able to be with us for Redesigning the Tree of Life: Synthetic Biology and the Future of Food? No problem! Check out this recap, and make sure to make use of the videos and articles we list at the bottom of the page.    The conference opened […]

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Letter Regarding Bill 62 and Religious Freedom

Letter Regarding Bill 62 and Religious Freedom

On November 10, 2017, The Canadian Council of Churches sent a letter to the Minister of Justice Stéphanie Vallée expressing concerns regarding the assent and coming into force in Québec of Bill 62, An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide […]

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