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Want to work with the CCC? We’re hiring!

The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has a new contract position opening for a Coordinator, Faith and Witness. The purpose of this position is to help staff the CCC’s Faith and Witness Commission, including overall responsibility for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity under guidance of […]

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CCC’s Human Trafficking working group presents recommendations on Bill C-36 to Parliament Committee on Justice and Human Rights

The Canadian Council of Churches’ Human Trafficking working group has submitted a brief to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. “We welcome the recent efforts of the Department of Justice to strengthen the protection of […]

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Palliative care and euthanasia – Where do Canada’s churches stand?

The House of Commons recently passed NDP MP Charlie Angus’ private member’s Motion-456 calling for a national palliative care strategy. Meanwhile Bill 52, calling for ‘medical aid in dying’—i.e. the legalization of both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide—will soon be presented once more in the Quebec National Assembly. The Canadian […]

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Week of Prayer 2015 resource kits now available

Resource kits for next year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity—including worship, preaching, and devotional materials—are now available online at (et en français à and in print. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an eight day celebration of Christian unity held each year between […]

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Highlights and Decisions from May CCC Governing Board meeting

The CCC is pleased to share the highlights of its recent governing board meeting, held May 14-16 in Ottawa. The document, compiled by CCC General Secretary Karen Hamilton and Faith & Public Life Coordinator Joy Kennedy, is available for CCC members and their congregations/constituents to read and […]

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CCC welcomes Oikocredit Canada as new affiliate member

The Canadian Council of Churches is pleased to welcome Oikocredit to affiliate membership status. Oikocredit is a worldwide co-operative society with a mission to promote global justice by challenging people, churches and others to share their resources through socially responsible investments and by empowering disadvantaged people with […]

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Protecting advocacy in Canada

With recent news reports of charity audits for certain environmental organizations, the General Secretary has written to the Prime Minister and the Minister of National Revenue. In her letter, the General Secretary has asked the Prime Minister  and the Minister of National Revenue to ensure that donors and […]

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Ensuring healthcare for all Canadians

The Canadian Council of Churches has been a strong advocate for health care for all people in Canada through the CCC’s Ecumenical Health Care Network. During the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (2001-2002), the Ecumenical Health Care Network prepared policy briefs, fact […]

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Fighting human trafficking by ending demand for prostitution

CCC General Secretary the Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton wrote yesterday to Minister of Justice Peter MacKay with recommendations from the CCC’s Human Trafficking in Canada Working Group regarding the development of new prostitution laws in Canada. “The Chair… and members of the working group have identified the links between […]

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Seeking action on nuclear non-proliferation

The General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, has written Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird regarding the Preparatory Committee of the Non-Proliferation Treaty meeting,  beginning on April 28, 2014. The letter calls  progress toward eliminating nuclear weapons “necessary, urgent and […]

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