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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: 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:; 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:; Re: Conscientious Objectors in Canada Dear Minister McCallum, On behalf of the Commission […]

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CCC responds to TRC Call to Action #48

The Canadian Council of Churches acknowledges the March 31st deadline for response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #48—namely, that “. . . church parties to the Settlement Agreement, and all other faith groups and interfaith social justice groups in Canada who […]

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CCC mourns passing of Dr. Victor Goldbloom

The Canadian Council of Churches is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Victor Goldbloom. Dr. Goldbloom—in addition to his career as a pediatrician, Quebec MNA (including being the first Jewish cabinet minister in Quebec, under Premier Robert Bourassa), and Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages—was […]

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Month by Month Ecumenism

On the heels of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity—a time in which Christians come together across denominational boundaries to worship and pray together—the Canadian Council of Churches launches its Month by Month Ecumenism campaign. Each month, we’ll share a suggestion on how to build relationships […]

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Secretary for Faith & Witness selected for ecumenical award

We are proud to announce that our Associate Secretary for the Commission on Faith & Witness, Dr. Mary Marrocco, has been selected to receive the annual Marjorie MacKinnon award for “Outstanding Effort in the Promotion of Ecumenism” from the Toronto Commandery of the Order of St. Lazarus […]

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