Dialogue and Action Map (2021-24)

Map of program groups of the CCC and their relationship to the Governing Board

2021-24 Program Priorities

The program priorities have been discerned by member churches through the Program Committees of the Council. The proposed 2021-24 Program Priorities are:

  • Finding hope in disruptive times and catastrophic situations, with emphasis on racism, or Ecclesiology, sacraments, and ministry in a digital age – the church after the pandemic.
  • Ecumenical theological education.
  • Public events and monitoring Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) and end-of-life care.
  • Ending racism, including Indigenous/non-Indigenous Reconciliation.
  • Healing Poverty.
  • Public advocacy, action and monitoring of issues related to all forms of sexual exploitation including pornography, prostitution, and human trafficking.
  • Theological reflection on the roots of sexual exploitation.
  • Furthering our analysis of and commitment to addressing the systemic nature of racism in the sex industry.
  • Gene editing and varieties of bio-enhancement of the human and non-human world.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotization, brain-to-computer interface and human enhancement.
  • Indigenous spiritualities in Canada: A contribution to reconciliation.
  • The sin of racism: Diverse religious and theological responses (if/as capacity allows).
  • Continuing Priority: Christian-Muslim online resource; Relationships with Jewish communities.
  • Offer the core FILL “Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding or Intercultural Ministry” program.
  • Develop a cross-Canada network of Intercultural Ministry workshop and conversation designers, facilitators, and consultants.
  • Invite and resource dialogue and reflection on Interculturality in the bodies of the CCC and in other Canadian church institutions and organizations.
  • Networking: Be a space where Canadian intercultural ministry and racial justice practitioners gather to support each other, learn from each other, and resource the wider Canadian church.
  • Possibility (Puede): Openness to the needs and changes of the Canadian context.
  • Naming and addressing anti-Black racism in Canadian churches and Canadian Society.
  • Encourage vocal and active Canadian support for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
  • Contribute, through work with likeminded organizations, in Canada and abroad, to international policies that support a more efficient and effective nuclear non-proliferation regime.
  • Engage with other civil society organizations to encourage the Canadian government to support policies that prevent the weaponization of space.
  • Raise awareness of the challenges facing outer space security.
  • Project Ploughshares has joined the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a growing coalition of 142 organizations in 62 countries working to pre-emptively ban weapons systems that, once activated, would select and attack targets without human intervention.
  • To achieve a core purpose of “reducing human suffering,” the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) sets common global standards for the national control of shipments of conventional weapons across international borders.
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