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.
All media inquiries should be directed to The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, General Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches.