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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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This Friday: Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out — Justice Tour 2015 Webinar

Date & Time: November 6, 2015, 1pm – 2:30pm Facilitated by Peter Noteboom, The Canadian Council of Churches How to Join To register for the event and receive the phone number to call and a web link, please click here: www.united-in-learning.com/ccc. You can join the event using either […]

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 “Loving our neighbours as ourselves” – CCC statement on increasing intolerance towards Muslims

Canadian society is experiencing an escalation in  intolerance towards Muslims, most recently focusing on Muslim women and religious clothing. Jesus said, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matt. 7:12 NRSV) As Christians […]

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Hunger is not acceptable

The following is a reflection by the CCC’s new Faith & Public Life intern, the Rev. Jeffrey Metcalfe.   Hunger is not acceptable Hunger is the headache a young girl feels as she struggles to pay attention in school.   Hunger is the choice a man has […]

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Future of Life in the Arctic conference: “Speak out on climate justice!”

Appeal to the leaders and representatives of Indigenous Peoples and faith communities – Storforsen, Sweden Download this document as a PDF Read an address on the Arctic Future conference, given by participant Karen Kuhnert on Sunday Oct 27. Introduction Meeting on Sami Territory in Sweden, October 5-8 2015, […]

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Canadian faith leaders call for climate justice

In conjunction with the United Nations Sustainable Development summit, currently underway, Canadian faith leaders are calling for climate justice in Canada—for all Canadians, and for the world. Together they have endorsed the statement “On Promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada.” The Canadian Council of Churches is […]

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Help celebrate 100 years of CGIT with the Ruth Tillman Youth Intern Fund

CGIT… the name evokes a mosaic of memories: friendships, music, laughter, and learning—all centred on the memorable 4-fold purpose. Cherish Health, Seek Truth, Know God, Serve Others.  CGIT’ers had a deep sense of belonging to one another, to the Church and to the World. Ruth Tillman, CGIT’s […]

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Upholding Canada’s long tradition of welcome, and how you can act

As those who believe that all people are made in the image of God, as those who proclaim the Risen Christ—once a refugee himself—we urge all people of Canada to a heightened intensity of prayer (if that is their tradition), speaking, writing, and action in the face […]

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CCC President participates in United Church of Canada General Council 42

CCC President the Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan joined a large global, ecumenical, and interfaith delegation in attending the 42nd General Council of CCC member the United Church of Canada last week in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. The delegation—which also included CCC Vice President the Rev. Dr. Willard […]

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The 5th Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues

Recap –  5th Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues – June 2015 On June 22-23, 2015, the 5th Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues, sponsored by the Commission on Faith and Witness of the Canadian Council of Churches, the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, and the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, […]

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