In honour of the 75th Anniversary of The Canadian Council of Churches, last month we invited individuals and groups across the country to join in a livestream conversation about the place of Christianity in Canada today. Speakers included: Pastor JoAnne Lam (ELCIC), Pastor Mary Fontaine (PCC), Pastor Ken Shigematsu (Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Canada), Bishop Noël Simard (CCCB), and Dr. Marie Wilson, Former Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Despite the numerous technological details involved, the event went smoothly and generated meaningful conversation between Christians across geographic and denominational borders. We’re grateful.
If you missed the event, you can watch the full program on video!
- President Stephen Kendall, introduction
- Greetings from Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches, General Secretary
- Pastor JoAnne Lam
- Bishop Noël Simard
- Dr. Marie Wilson
- Pastor Ken Shigematsu
- Pastor Mary Fontaine
- All speakers sharing at the end
Transcripts and Translations
Our translators did a wonderful job with the closed captioning and interpreting, ensuring that this was a fully bilingual and accessible event. Make sure to check out these materials if their helpful for you.