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Important update on the Safe Third Country Agreement

OTTAWA – The Safe Third Country Agreement will be back in court on Feb. 23 and 24, as the Canadian government seeks to overturn a decision that the US-Canada refugee pact is unconstitutional. Amnesty International, the Canadian Council for Refugees, and the Canadian Council of Churches, will once again join individual litigants in arguing the …

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Learning about Indigenous Rights Legislation and Bill C-15

  On January 29, The Canadian Council of Churches General Secretary Peter Noteboom participated in a meeting of church leaders and representatives with The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice. They asked questions about Bill C-15, the legislation that has been tabled to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Since …

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Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

On January 22, 2021, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will enter into force with the ratification of over 50 States. In a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Commission on Justice and Peace of The Canadian Council of Churches once again urges the government of Canada to sign …

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The Contribution of Faith Communities in a Pandemic: Faith Leaders in Conversation with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

When confronting the challenges and pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, faith leaders and communities have played an important role in fostering hope and resilience across Canada. Last Thursday, December 3, 2020, the Canadian Council of Churches was grateful to co-host a Cross-Canada conversation examining this role with the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, and the Canadian Multifaith …

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Videos Now Available! “Peoples of African Descent & Canadian Churches” Livestream Event (Nov 26)

On November 26, 2020, The Canadian Council of Churches was pleased to host a Cross-Canada Conversation “Recognition, Justice, and Development: Peoples of African Descent and Canadian Churches.”  The objective of this Cross-Canada Conversation was to raise awareness of the International Decade for People of African Descent and encourage action on the part of Christian communities …

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Upcoming event: “Recognition, Justice, and Development: People of African Descent and Canadian Churches” 

We are now more than halfway through the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD, 2015-2024), which aims to ensure space and voice for people of African descent across the world and to make anti-racism, especially anti-black racism, a global priority. Heeding this call, the Council invites Christians across Canada to “Recognition, Justice, and Development: Peoples of African Descent and Canadian …

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Video of Human Bioenhancement Webinar Now Available

On October 14, 2020, the Council’s Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group (FLSRG) hosted its first webinar, “Faster, Higher, Better?  Moral Bioenhancement and Christianity.” With expert panellists, engaging discussion, and over 130 participants, the webinar was a wonderful success and we are looking forward to future webinars from the FLSRG, which they hope to offer on …

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Court must reject government’s application to stay the Safe Third Country Agreement ruling

On Friday 23 October 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal will hear arguments on the Canadian government’s request to stay the decision finding that Canada is violating the rights of refugee claimants it returns to the U.S. under the Safe Third Country Agreement. The July Federal Court decision is otherwise due to take effect in …

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Canada’s Commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Commission on Justice and Peace of The Canadian Council of Churches sent a letter to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in support of the Government of Canada’s commitment to pass legislation to create a framework to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Commission joins …

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