In 2010, the United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution that the first week in February be observed as World Interfaith Harmony Week.
In this article, the Rev. Kenn Stright of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee writes on the importance of light in many religions throughout the world and explores how this important symbol of the divine is celebrated across different faith traditions.
The Commission on Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches has released a reflection, Healing Poverty/Guérir la Pauvreté. This document is a resource for all levels of the church and includes reflections on poverty, questions for conversation and suggested actions.
The Christian Interfaith Reference Group of the Canadian Council of Churches is collaborating with the National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee to facilitate ways for members of our faith communities to know each other, to foster respect and to create opportunities for dialogue and joint action locally and nationally. Together, we are working on a project to map the diversity of Muslim-Christian communities in Canada.
A Worship Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
The year 2017 marks a significant moment in our Reformed Tradition. A worship service has been prepared by ecumenical representatives from both The Presbyterian Church in Canada and the Christian Reformed Church of North America. The theme of the worship service is the “Five Solas,” the Reformation’s main emphases of Grace Alone, Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, Faith Alone and Glory to God Alone, that are clearly present in the writings of the Reformers. Download the 500 Years of Reformation worship service including children’s messages:
500 Years of Reformation Worship Service
Children's Reformation Sunday Story A
Childen's Reformation Sunday Story B