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Letter to Minister Baird RE: EGYPT (October 13, 2011)

Following the disturbing television images of demonstrations and conflict on the streets of Cairo, Egypt, the Canadian Council of Churches President has written the Minister of Foreign Affairs to express his concern for religious freedom in Egypt. Please read the full letter here.

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Council for Responsible Genetics GeneWatch Article

Check out this article from the Council for Responsible Genetics: “Gene Patenting in Canada” – By James J. Rusthoven Written with input from the Biotechnology Reference Group of the Canadian Council of Churches!

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Media Alert: Churches Name Election Priorities, Urge Leaders to Act

April 1, 2011 Media Alert: Churches Name Election Priorities, Urge Leaders to Act The Canadian Council of Churches issued a letter Friday naming their priority election issues. The Council wants strong commitments from federal leaders on anti-poverty and climate change strategies, as well as serious attention to […]

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Interfaith declaration on poverty in Canada

INTERFAITH DECLARATION: A Time for Inspired Leadership and Action March 8, 2011 Together as people of faith, informed by our respective traditions, and compelled by our sincerely held beliefs to care for those in need within our communities and across this nation, we recognize this time to […]

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Council urges government to condemn planned execution

10 February 2011 The Honourable Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Cannon, On behalf of The Canadian Council of Churches whose 23 member denominations represent 85% of the Christians in Canada, we write to express our deep concern […]

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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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