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Ecumenism: peripheral reality or divine imperative?

By Josh Valley In the Gospel of John, Jesus prays that believers of all generations “may be one” (John 17: 21). His prayer for unity is rooted in the very essence of God–the communion of the Trinity–for the purpose of Christian witness in the world. “The Church […]

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We’re hiring! 2015 CTSA Conference Coordinator

The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has a contract position opening for a 2015 Canadian CTSA Conference Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to plan, promote, design, coordinate and evaluate the 2015 Canadian Theological Students’ Conference of the Canadian Theological Students’ Association (CTSA) in Winnipeg, Manitoba […]

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Calling the next generation of Canadian ecumenical leaders!

Are you in your 20s or 30s? Have you worked with the CCC or other ecumenical organizations in Canada as a student or young staff member? You are the next generation of ecumenical leaders in Canada, and we would love have you with us at our 70th Anniversary […]

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Help promote Faith and the Public Square event with Dr. Mary Jo Leddy

As part of the Canadian Council of Churches 70th Anniversary Assembly this coming November, the CCC will hold a public prayer service, followed by a talk by Dr. Mary Jo Leddy at Redeemer Anglican Church in Toronto (at the corner of Bloor and Avenue Rd.) on November […]

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How can World War 1 help build peace today?

Project Ploughshares—an ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches—presents World War 1 and Contemporary Policy on War and Peace, a policy conference this September 26 -28 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ont. The conference—hosted in cooperation with Group of 78—brings together historians and commentators from civil […]

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CCC statement on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq

The Canadian Council of Churches—representing 25 different denominations and 85% of Christians in Canada—is deeply concerned about the continuing humanitarian tragedy afflicting Christians and other religious minorities in parts of Iraq currently occupied by ISIS. We welcome the government of Canada’s recent pledge of an additional $5 […]

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Faith leaders condemn threats against Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities

The following is a statement by Canadian faith leaders, including some members of the Canadian Council of Churches. Faith Leaders Statement on the situation in Mosul, Iraq Friday, August 1, 2014 We write as faith leaders in Canada deeply concerned about what is happening to religious minorities in […]

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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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