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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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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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