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Ernie Regehr Awarded Pearson Peace Medal

The United Nations Association in Canada has announced that Ernie Regehr is the 26th laureate of the Pearson Peace Medal, say a media release from Project Ploughshares, an ecumenical agency of The Canadian Council of Churches established in 1976 to implement the churches’ call to be peacemakers […]

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Violence against Coptic Orthodox Christians mar Christmas Celebrations

January 5, 2011 Father Marcos Marcos The Coptic Orthodox Church in Canada 41 Glendinning Ave. Toronto ON M1W 3E2 Dear Father Marcos, On behalf of the 23 Christian denominations of The Canadian Council of Churches, representing 85% of the Christians in this country, I write to you […]

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Canadian Interfaith Community Raising Their Voice

(Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Faith organizations and groups from across the country will be working together to host events in their local communities before March 31, 2011 in an effort to remind Canada, and Canadians, of our commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). School children […]

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A World Without Nuclear Weapons

Dear Prime Minister Harper, I write to commend to you the attached letter signed by the leaders of all 23 member churches of The Canadian Council of Churches. We urge you to personally endorse a vision of the world without nuclear weapons by publicly and prominently recommitting […]

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Leaders of Canadian Council of Churches Lament Plan to Burn Qu’rans

In response to the recent events around a planned Qu’ran burning at a small central Florida church, the President and General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches urge all Christians to pray and act for peace and understanding. The Rev. Bruce Adema, President, says “Grace and […]

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Canada’s Role in Afghanistan: An Ecumenical Brief

Canada’s Role in Afghanistan: An Ecumenical Brief

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Churches Press Government for Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan

December 10, 2009 Today is Human Rights Day. Today also marks the release of an unprecedented brief on Canada’s Role in Afghanistan from The Canadian Council of Churches. In the year leading up to the military pullout from conflict-ridden Afghanistan, twenty-two of Canada’s Christian churches are calling […]

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The 2010 Interfaith Partnership

The 2010 Interfaith Partnership issues a call to action for leaders and citizens of the G8 nations to remain true to the Millennium Development goals pledged in 2000, “A Time for Inspired Leadership and Action” A Time for Inspired Leadership and Action Intro A Time for Inspired […]

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The Canadian Council of Churches addresses US health care debates

The Canadian Council of Churches has written to three of the largest church bodies in the United States the National Council of Churches, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the National Association of Evangelicals to share experiences in similar debates on health care that have […]

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Press Release on NAGEP Round Table

PRESS RELEASE ON NAGEP ROUND TABLE

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