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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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CCC mourns passing of Archbishop Dan Bohan of Regina

The churches of the CCC grieve the recent death of Archbishop Dan Bohan of Regina. Archbishop Bohan, who was very recently appointed to the CCC governing board, was committed in word and deed, through his deep grounding in faith in Jesus Christ, to ecumenism, social justice, human […]

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CCC strongly condemns attack against Syrian refugees in Vancouver

The Canadian Council of Churches strongly condemns the attack against Syrian refugees last Friday in Vancouver. This assault is against the spirit of welcome that Canada has historically extended—and continues to offer—to refugees from all parts of the world. Deeply troubled by this incident, Canada’s churches reaffirm […]

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Highlights and Decisions – Governing Board Fall 2015

Highlights and Decisions The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board Meeting November 25-27, 2015 – Crieff Hills Retreat Centre, Puslinch, ON Download a PDF version The Canadian Council of Churches is the broadest and most inclusive ecumenical body in Canada. The Governing Board brings together representatives from […]

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CCC asks PM to request Supreme Court extension on Physician Assisted Death

Download a PDF copy of this letter November 27, 2015 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Re: Physician Assisted Death Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the 25 member denominations of the Canadian Council of Churches, I […]

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Welcoming Refugees

Download a PDF of this letter Dearly beloved, Grace be yours and peace. “You shall treat the stranger who resides with you as one born among you. You shall love that one as yourself.” — Lev. 19: 34 “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for […]

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A Sermon for Preachers Preparing for the First Sunday of Advent

By The Rev. Jeffrey Metcalfe “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the […]

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CCC President commends climate statement to new PM Trudeau

Yesterday Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan, President of the Canadian Council of Churches, wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to congratulate him on taking office, and to commend to him the statement On Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada: Faith Communities Speak Out. This statement now represents […]

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