The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) works for ‘unity in diversity’ by supporting celebrations of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity across Canada with its ecumenical partners, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.
For over 40 years, the CCC’s Commission on Faith and Witness has assembled an ecumenical writing team to adapt Week of Prayer materials–developed by the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity–for the Canadian context, in both French and English. We share these resources, as well as information about Week of Prayer for Christian Unity services across Canada, on weekofprayer.ca / semainedepriere.ca, and via social media.
About the Canadian Council of Churches
Formed in 1944, the Canadian Council of Churches is the largest ecumenical body in Canada, embracing 25 denominations of the Anglican, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Evangelical, Free Church, Historic Reform, and Roman Catholic traditions. Our member churches represent 85% of Canadian Christians.
The Canadian Council of Churches works for unity, justice, and peace. In addition to promoting ecumenical theological reflection and dialogue, the CCC brings member churches together to engage both politicians and the public on social justice issues, promote interfaith discussion and cooperation, publish resources for churches, and much more.
Our mission and witness are primarily carried out in the work of the Commission on Faith and Witness and the Commission on Justice and Peace. Some current issues include: anti-racism, human trafficking, nuclear weapons, poverty, religious freedom and pluralism, and theological reflection on biotechnology.
We invite you to support and participate in the work of the Canadian Council of Churches, and the work of our ecumenical partners, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. You can learn more at www.councilofchurches.ca / www.oikoumene.ca / pcecumenism.ca.