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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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Letter to Minister Dion on Nuclear Disarmament

Download a PDF of this letter. En français. August 10, 2016 The Honorable Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs Global Affairs Canada 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Canada Email: stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca Re: Nuclear Disarmament and the Open-Ended Working Group Dear Minister Dion, Greetings to you from […]

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Human Trafficking Working Group writes ministers on link between MMIW and sexual exploitation

Download a PDF version of this letter. En français. 31 May, 2016 The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous & Northern Affairs The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of the Status of Women, The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada House of Commons […]

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Faith & Witness: a podcast exploring ecumenism

Listen to the first episode now. The Canadian Council of Churches and its Commission on Faith and Witness are proud to announce the release of the first episode of Faith & Witness, a podcast exploring ecumenism. Each month we’ll learn what happens when churches talk to each other, and about […]

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A Letter to the Minister of Justice on the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

Download a PDF copy of this letter. En français. April 11, 2016 The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Fax: 613-992-1460 Email: minister@justice.gc.ca; Jody.Wilson-Raybould@parl.gc.ca Re: Protection of Communities and […]

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CCC urges Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to grant Permanent Resident status to war resisters

Download a PDF version of this letter. En français. 29 March 2016 The Honourable John McCallum Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship 365 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1 Canada Email: minister@cic.gc.ca; john.mccallum@parl.gc.ca Re: Conscientious Objectors in Canada Dear Minister McCallum, On behalf of the Commission […]

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