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Faith and Life Sciences Letter Opposes Proposed New Health Canada Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) 

On February 25, 2022, the Council’s Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group sent a letter calling on the Government of Canada to ensure transparency and oversight of all genetically engineered foods and seeds.   The letter was sent to the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and …

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The Sexual Exploitation Working Group Issues Brief Concerning Legislation that Seeks to End the Demand for Sexual Exploitation

On February 25, 2022, the Council’s Sexual Exploitation Working Group issued a Brief to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the House of Commons concerning The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA) Review. The PCEPA aims to end the demand for paid sex and recognizes prostitution as inherently exploitive and …

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A Call for Peace in Ukraine

>>Download this statement in English or French. Churches and people of faith in every neighbourhood, city, and town across Canada are raising their fervent prayers for peace in Ukraine. Many Canadians have been remembering friends with Ukrainian heritage, colleagues in Ukraine, or perhaps their own visits to Ukraine. The country and people are now under …

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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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Week of Prayer 2022

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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