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Grieving With: A Statement from the President and General Secretary in Response to the Vicious Death of the Afzaal Family

Download the pdf of this statement here. We grieve with… We grieve with the family, friends, and community of the Afzaal family in London who were rammed and killed by a vehicle in London, Ontario on June 6, 2021. Along with many others, we believe that there should be no place in Canada for racism …

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Highlights of the May 2021 Governing Board Meeting

The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board Meeting May 19-21, 2021 – Video Conference The Canadian Council of Churches (the Council) is the broadest and most inclusive ecumenical body in Canada. The Council’s Governing Board brings together representatives from Anglican; Evangelical; Free Church; Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox; Protestant; and Catholic member denominations to review and coordinate its …

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The Prime Minister in conversation with newly elected Council President Das Sydney and outgoing president, the Rev. Stephen Kendall.

“Preparing for a New Normal: A Vision for a Just and Caring Canada” In Conversation with the Prime Minister of Canada and Other Public Officials

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, members of the Council were pleased to welcome the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and other elected officials of Parliament to a special session of the May 2021 Governing Board meeting entitled “Preparing for a New Normal: A Vision for a Just and Caring Canada – The …

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The Prime Minister in conversation with newly elected Council President Das Sydney and outgoing president, the Rev. Stephen Kendall.
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Faith and Life Sciences Webinar Videos Now Available!

We are pleased to report that videos of the two recent (English only) webinars organized by the Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group are now available on our Youtube channel. We once again thank the presenter, Dr. James Rusthoven, and moderator, Rev. Dr. Peter Kuhnert, as well as everyone in the FLSRG for their hard …

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WCC shares “Voices of Lament, Hope and Courage” resource for churches worldwide

In March of this year, the World Council of Churches (WCC) prepared a new prayer book, “Voices of Lament, Hope and Courage.” The prayer book served not only as a guide for the special upcoming WCC “Week of Prayer in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic” (March 22-27, 2021) but also as a resource for …

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Federal Court of Appeal decision disappointing but acknowledges ineffectiveness of review process

The Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International and The Canadian Council of Churches responded with disappointment to the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision overturning the lower court’s ruling that the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) is unconstitutional. Although it allowed the government’s appeal, the Court pointed to potential shortcomings in the review process for …

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