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A Witness to the Unity of the Church

On July 5, 2017 in the Stadtkirche (Town Church) of Wittenberg, Germany, a church where Martin Luther preached, the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) joined together with representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Methodist Council to associate with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ). [...]

2017-07-10T12:44:17+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |Comments Off on A Witness to the Unity of the Church

Legal Challenge of Safe Third Country Agreement Launched

    July 5, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters, At the May 2017 of the Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board, consensus was reached in adopting the motion "that the Governing Board agree to support the effort led by Andrew Brouwer, Senior Counsel, Refugee Law, and Legal Aid Ontario to challenge the Safe Third Country [...]

2017-07-07T16:04:33+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Legal Challenge of Safe Third Country Agreement Launched

Churches respond to TRC deadline on commitment to reconciliation

Watch the video of the Press Conference, March 30, 2016 at the Charles Lynch Room at Parliament Hill  Representatives from churches and religious organization issue ecumenical statement in a press conference on Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) – Eight churches and religious organizations jointly declared their commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) [...]

2016-10-13T13:28:19+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Churches respond to TRC deadline on commitment to reconciliation

Canadian Council of Churches Requests Government to Extend Ruling on Physician Assisted Death

THE CANADIAN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES   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 am writing to you on the topic of physician [...]

2016-10-13T13:28:24+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Canadian Council of Churches Requests Government to Extend Ruling on Physician Assisted Death

Ecumenical Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is January 18-25

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an annual ecumenical celebration traditionally held from January 18-25, brings people around the world to pray for Christian unity – in worship, reflection, study and fellowship. This year’s theme is Called to proclaim the mighty acts of God (1 Peter 2:9). You can download the Resource Kit from the Canadian [...]

2017-05-15T10:26:44+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Ecumenical Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is January 18-25

On October 19, 2015, Vote: Ecumenical Federal Election Resource Available to Download

The Federal Election Resource - 2015 has been prepared by several ecumenical organizations in Canada to inform and challenge all who are participating in the 2015 federal election. It identifies a range of priority issues, offers sample questions you can ask of candidates, and provides links to resources where you can learn more about these particular issues. "For [...]

2016-10-13T13:28:26+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |2 Comments

Pray for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea this August 9

At the World Council of Churches (WCC) Busan Assembly of 2013, a resolution was passed that the churches of the world will annually observe each Sunday prior to August 15 as a “Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula.” The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) invites The Presbyterian Church [...]

2016-11-18T12:51:26+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Pray for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea this August 9