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General Secretary of the CCC to Step Down

The Rev’d Dr. Karen Hamilton, who has served as General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches, has announced her resignation. In her letter to the President of the Council, Dr. Hamilton wrote: ‘By this September 2017, I will have completed fifteen years, three five year terms, […]

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CIRG statement on Religious Freedom

The Statement on Religious Freedom is a consensus statement of the Christian Interfaith Reference Group (CIRG). It originated from the CCC Governing Board’s request that CIRG develop a statement in response to the Charter of Values debate in the province of Quebec. CCC member churches were invited to […]

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We grieve with you. We stand with you.

Download this statement as a PDF. To all Canadians, It is with great shock and sadness that I have learned of the heinous deadly attack on le Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. While the details of the attack and the motivations of the attackers have yet to […]

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Commission on Faith & Witness releases Statement of Support for Universal Access to Palliative Care

The Statement of Support for Universal Access to Palliative Care in Canada (October 2016) [PDF] is a consensus statement of all the delegates of the thirteen churches which comprised the membership of the Commission on Faith and Witness in 2015-2016. This Statement is the outcome of a long and […]

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The CCC ‘weeps, stands, and prays’ with Coptic Orthodox brothers and sisters

Download a copy of this letter in PDF December 14, 2016 Dear Bishop Mina, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with very heavy hearts and on behalf of the 25 member denominations of The Canadian Council of Churches that we write to you at this time […]

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Statement on Cairo bombing: Rejecting violence in the Name of the Prince of Peace

The Canadian Council of Churches stands and prays with Coptic Orthodox brothers and sisters at this time of grief, tragedy and horror following this morning’s bombing of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, a bombing that occurred during worship. We grieve for those killed and their families and […]

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CCC governing board highlights & decisions Nov 2016

Highlights and Decisions The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board Meeting November 16-17, 2016 – Crieff Hills Retreat Centre, Puslinch, ON Download a PDF version of this post Download an MS Word version of this post The Canadian Council of Churches (the Council) is the broadest and […]

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CCC Governing Board decries racist vandalism in Ottawa

From the Governing Board of the Canadian Council of Churches, meeting at Crieff Hills, November 18, 2016 The Canadian Council of Churches—25 member denominations representing more than 85% of the Christians in Canada—decries the recent attacks of racist vandalism on synagogues, a church, and a Muslim Association […]

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The Rivers of Babylon: Exploring Exile, Displacement, and the Call to Hospitality

The Rev. Jeffrey Metcalfe, the CCC’s Justice & Peace intern, delivered this keynote address at the Anglican Diocese of Toronto’s Outreach & Advocacy conference on Oct 15, 2016. When I looked at the conference workshops, and when I look across this room, I am greatly humbled by […]

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Ecumenical Greetings from CCC President to CCCB Plenary Assembly

CCCB Ecumenical Greetings September 27, 2016 Canon Dr Alyson Barnett-Cowan President, Canadian Council of Churches PDF En français   Grace and peace to you, my brothers and sisters in Christ – bishops, guests, and staff. It is truly an honour to be asked to bring you greetings […]

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