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1000 Days to Go – Faith Leaders Call for Action on Millennium Development Goals

Religious leaders from across the G8 countries have called on Heads of Government to follow the UK in fulfilling existing commitments to spend 0.7% of national income on aid, in a letter to the Financial Times. From today, they point out, 1000 days remain to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline. …

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Letter to the Prime Minister regarding Office of Religious Freedom

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms names  the freedom of conscience and religion as its first fundamental freedom. The Canadian Council of Churches representing—in its 25 member denominations—85% of the Christians in Canada, with connections  to millions of people of faith around the world, has been promoting and living this fundamental freedom of religion and conscience for nearly …

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UN High Panel on the Millennium Development Goals

Recently CCC General Secretary, the Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton was the only faith leader invited to attend an international meeting of the UN High Panel on the Millennium Development Goals. The purpose of the High Panel is to listen to the perspectives of civil society on the MDGs leading up to the end of their …

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Highlights and Decisions: The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board Meeting

November 21-23, 2012 Queen of the Apostles, Mississauga, ON The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board brings together representatives from Anglican, Evangelical, Free Church, Orthodox, Protestant and Catholic member churches to review and coordinate the work of its Committees and Commissions, appoint officers, obtain funds for its work, and determine external relations to other religious …

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Letter to Minister of the Environment Re: COP18, Doha, Qatar

The Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches has written to The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, in advance of the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar. CJP requests an opportunity for dialogue with the Ministry of …

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Faith Leaders’ Letter on Prison Chaplains

This letter was originally drafted by the Chair of the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, Gerald Filson of the Baha’i Community. The various faith communities who make up this conversation were invited to sign on. Many were able to do so. Read the full text of the letter [PDF]. En français.

MEDIA RELEASE: Now 24 Member Denominations & a New President!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOW 24 MEMBER DENOMINATIONS – Download a PDF version of this release. CCC Increases Its Membership & Welcomes New Officers Tuesday May 29, 2012 – While meeting recently in Ottawa, ON, the Governing Board of The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) accepted the Atlantic Baptist Fellowship as it twenty-fourth member denomination. Adding their …

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Joint Religious Leadership Coordination for G8 & G20 Summits

*Disponible seulement en anglais. On May 17, 2012, the Joint Religious Leadership Coordination for the G8 and G20 Summits (JRLCS) gathered representative organizations and delegations from G8 and G20 member communities for a closed meeting at the Berkley Center. The session extended a long history of religious and interreligious organizations using the occasion of global …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Conscientious Objectors to War Supported By CCC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Letter to Minister Kenney Marks International Conscientious Objectors Day Download the full letter + backgrounder [PDF]. En français Tuesday May 15, 2012 Dear Minister Kenney, Today is International Conscientious Objectors Day. On this occasion, the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has written The Honourable Jason Kenney, …

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