Election 2011

April 1, 2011

Media Alert: Churches Name Election Priorities, Urge Leaders to Act

The Canadian Council of Churches issued a letter Friday naming their priority election issues. The Council wants strong commitments from federal leaders on anti-poverty and climate change strategies, as well as serious attention to non-military efforts in Afghanistan and global nuclear disarmament. For the full eight-point letter to the political party leaders from the Council please see the attached document.

The letter asks for responses to specific questions and commits to distributing the responses through the networks of its 23 member churches. The Canadian Council of Churches is the largest ecumenical body in Canada, now representing 23 churches of Anglican; Eastern and Roman Catholic; Evangelical; Free Church; Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox and Protestant traditions. Together we represent 85% of the Christians in Canada. The Canadian Council of Churches was founded in 1944.

To read the full text of the letter, please click here.

April 11 – The Green Party of Canada responds to The Canadian Council of Churches on its top priorities for the Federal election 2011.

To read the full text of the letter, please click here.

April 11 – The NDP of Canada responds to The Canadian Council of Churches on its top priorities for the Federal election 2011.

To read the full text of the letter, please click here.

April 11 – The Liberal Party of Canada responds to The Canadian Council of Churches on its top priorities for the Federal election 2011.

To read the full text of the letter, please click here.

April 11 – Letter to Members of Interfaith Partnership

To read the full text of the letter, please click here.

The Canadian Council of Churches Member Church Resources for the 2011 Federal Election

Click on the name below to link to their web-based resources.

Anglican Church of Canada

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Mennonite Church Canada
The Presbyterian Church in Canada

The Salvation Army in Canada

The United Church of Canada

Closely Related Ecumenical Agencies Resources for the 2011 Federal Election

Click on the name below to link to their web-based resources.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Churches’ Council on Justice and Corrections

Citizens for Public Justice

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

Mennonite Central Committee

Project Ploughshares

The Canadian Council of Churches - Le Conseil Canadien Des Églises

47 Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C3

www.councilofchurches.ca

T: 416.972.9494
TF: 1.866.822.7645

info@councilofchurches.ca

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