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Olive Tree Foundation Announces Grant to Advance Christian-Muslim Relationships in Canada

The Olive Tree Foundation has announced that a grant has been awarded to the Christian Interfaith Reference Group (CIRG) of The Canadian Council of Churches and the National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee for the project “Canadian Christian-Muslim Network Online Resource.” The project will support Christian-Muslim dialogue and relations in Canada through a dedicated website that …

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World Day of Prayer 2022 – Join Us! “I Know the Plans I have for YOU”

*An invitation from the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, an affiliate of the Council* The invitation is out for everyone–women, men, and children of all ages–to join the 2022 World Day of Prayer as we celebrate the theme: I Know the Plans I Have for You (Jeremiah 29:11). The women of England, Wales, and Northern …

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A Prayerful Reflection on the Protests of February 2022

>>Download this statement as a pdf. February 11, 2022 Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.  When tensions grow, positions harden, and hearts grow cold, we call for Canadians to pause, step back, and reflect.  We see that today Ontario declared a state of emergency because of protests in cities, towns, and border crossings. Across …

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“We saw the star. They left by another road.” A Week of Prayer Sermon in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

On Sunday, January 23, 2022, the Council’s General Secretary Pastor Peter Noteboom was honoured to deliver the sermon at the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service organize by the Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. In the sermon, Noteboom shared about his “accidental” path to ecumenism having been raised in a denominational …

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Looking Back on the 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25, 2022)

What a gift it has been to celebrate the 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity! We are inspired daily by the diverse efforts toward prayer for Christian unity across Canada. The Week of Prayer Writing and Animation Team would love to hear how your WPCU went, and how they can improve the WPCU website …

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Looking Back on the 2022 Christian Church Leaders Retreat

From January 11-13, 2022, President Das Sydney was pleased to facilitate the Council’s annual Christian Church Leaders Retreat. This event offers leaders of the Council’s member churches the opportunity to gather for a time of prayer, learning, and mutual support around issues are of pressing concern to church leaders and member churches. The event was …

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Starting Today! Everything You Need for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

One thing that always energizes us at the start of a new year is the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU). This year’s WPCU starts TODAY, January 18, and lasts until Tuesday, January 25, 2022.    This year’s theme, developed by the Middle East Council of Churches is, “We saw the star in …

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Position Vacancy: Secretary, Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group

We are pleased to announce that the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group (FLSRG) of The Canadian Council of Churches has an opening for a Secretary, Faith and Life Sciences.  >>See full position description here The Secretary, Faith and Life Sciences works closely with the co-chairs of the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group and …

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Christmas Greetings from the Council President

Dear friends of the Council, A few weeks ago, an important Indigenous-Canadian musician Buffy Sainte-Marie was in concert in Kitchener, Ontario. For those unfamiliar with her work, Buffy Sainte-Marie rose to fame decades ago, as an icon of the idealistic “flower power” generation that believed the world could be changed. However, there are many difficult …

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Supreme Court Decision to hear Safe Third Country Agreement appeal is a Promising Step for Refugee Rights

The Canadian Council of Churches, Amnesty International, and The Canadian Council for Refugees are welcoming the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to review the constitutionality of the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). This decision follows a long history of legal challenges to the Agreement, including two recent court rulings. In July 2020, the Federal Court …

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