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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 over the situation of Musa Sayed. The news …

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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 in sympathy, solidarity and sorrow at this time …

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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 of all ages will be participating, learning about …

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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 a deep desire for reconciliation are hallmarks of …

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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 for diplomatic efforts to end the war and …

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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 Leadership and Actions Statement

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 taken place in Canada. The Canadian Council of …

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