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Seeking unity one conversation at a time: A letter from the General Secretary (Giving Tuesday 2023)

Dear friends of the Council, Recently, as Dr. Mary Marrocco was finishing her long tenure with the Council, she shared a reflection that stuck with me: So much of what the Council does is predicated on seeking that life-giving tension between discipline and discernment, of being humble and willing to sit with the questions that

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Upcoming Event: Praying Together: A Christian Response to the War in Ukraine

The Council – in coordination with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Peace & Reconciliation Network –  invites its members, friends, and Christians in Canada to a special online hour of prayer for peace on November 16, 2023 (8-9PM EST). As attention understandably turns to the tragedy developing in Israel and Gaza and Christians

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Archdeacon Travis Enright, Lodge Elder of the Standing Stones Sacred Lodge in the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, leads a Round Dance at the conclusion of the Pêhonân gathering in June, 2023. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Council of Churches

In the News: Pêhonân: A Paradigm Shift in the Canadian Ecumenical Movement

Last week, Salt and Light Media featured a thoughtful article about this summer’s Forum on Dialogues by the Rev. Dr. Scott Sharman, who serves on the Council’s Commission on Faith and Witness. The great damage inflicted among Indigenous Peoples by the colonizing projects in North America/Turtle Island, including the far too frequent complicity of the

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Rooted in Truth, Compassion and Justice: A Prayer for Peace When Words Fail

A response to recent events in Gaza and Israel  Words fail to convey how heavily the stories of violence and despair emerging from our screens weigh on our hearts. Yet we recognize that in this case, remaining silent is itself a form of violence.   Along with countless others around the world, we share the outrage,

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Support peace and justice work in Canada and beyond! Position Vacancy: Associate Secretary, Justice and Peace

The Commission on Justice and Peace (CJP) is a body of The Canadian Council of Churches that offers a forum for those involved in ecumenical work to:   share information and concerns about peace and justice issues;   reflect biblically and theologically on these issues;   facilitate cooperation between churches around peace and justice concerns; and  assist the

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Attendees of the May 2023 Governing Board meeting in Quebec City.

Highlights of the May 2023 Governing Board Meeting

Highlights and Decisions The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board Meeting May 24-26, 2023 – Le Monastère des Augustines (Quebec City) >> These highlights and group photo are also available as a pdf. At this semi-annual Governing Board meeting of the Council, we:  Shared church news and challenges and supported one another in prayer and song. Received the full

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