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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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A Prayer for Healing, Gratitude, and a Just Transition on the National Day of Observance for COVID-19

As Canada mourns the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic today, we commend the use of this prayer, written by General Secretary Pastor Peter Noteboom, for reflection and intercession in your hearts and communities.   “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or …

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The Contribution of Faith Communities in a Pandemic: Faith Leaders in Conversation with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

When confronting the challenges and pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, faith leaders and communities have played an important role in fostering hope and resilience across Canada. Last Thursday, December 3, 2020, the Canadian Council of Churches was grateful to co-host a Cross-Canada conversation examining this role with the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, and the Canadian Multifaith …

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Highlights from “Together in One Place” Online Ecumenical Prayer Service for Pentecost (May 30, 2020)

On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 3PM EST, The Canadian Council of Churches was honoured to host “Together in One Place” (Acts 2:1), an online ecumenical prayer service for Western Pentecost and Eastern Orthodox Ascension. Over 750 people registered for the event, which was held via Zoom, making it the biggest ecumenical event the Council …

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May 30: “Together in One Place” (Acts 2:1) Online Ecumenical Prayer Service

For info and registration: ecumenical-pentecost.eventbrite.ca Amid the unique challenges and opportunities of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the CCC is hosting an online ecumenical Pentecost prayer service that will allow us to “come together in one place” (Acts 2:1) in ecumenical friendship and prayer. The season of Pentecost has always held a special significance for the …

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Hope, Gratitude and Solidarity: A Message to Canadians from Religious Leaders in Canada in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Canadian Council of Churches joined religious leaders from across Canada to issue a common message to all who call Canada home, expressing the need for hope, gratitude, and solidarity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ecumenical and interfaith message is a response by religious leaders from across Canada which was initiated by the …

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The CCC Joins with Other Members of the Charitable Sector to Express Thanks to the Prime Minister

Yesterday, March 24, 2020, The Canadian Council of Churches–in cooperation with the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada–sent a common letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other members of the federal government to express gratitude for including registered charities in recent COVID-19 announcements. As the letter acknowledged, “Canada’s places …

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May 2020 Governing Board Meeting to be Held via Videoconferencing

Dear members and guests of the Governing Board of The Canadian Council of Churches: After careful deliberation, your Executive Committee has agreed to change the May 13-15 Governing Board meeting in Quebec City to a trimmed-down meeting using a video conference format. We are grateful that our venue, Le Monastère des Augustines, has officially informed us …

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A Call for Compassion and Community: A Statement from The Canadian Council of Churches on COVID-19

Today the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak (the new coronavirus) to be a global pandemic. In this situation as in others, The Canadian Council of Churches seeks to respond to Christ’s call for both compassion and community. We appeal to our member churches and other faith communities across Canada to respond to COVID-19 …

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