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A Letter of Support to St Anne’s Anglican Church in Toronto from Council President Amanda Currie

On Friday, June 14, Council President Amanda Currie sent this letter of support to St Anne’s Anglican Church in Toronto following the loss of their church building in a fire: Dear Father Don and the Pastoral team and Parish of St. Anne’s, I was saddened to hear the news on Sunday that St. Anne’s Anglican […]

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Highlights from the May 2024 Governing Board Meeting

The Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board Meeting May 22-24, 2024, Video Conference At this semi-annual Governing Board meeting of the Council, we:  Welcomed the International Justice Mission and Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries as Affiliates of The Canadian Council of Churches.  Received the governance and program reports from all bodies of the Council.  Accepted the

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New Course Launch! Navigate Faith and Genetics with Us

What are people of faith saying about genetic technologies? How do I develop an informed, nuanced, faith-based perspective on emerging issues? These questions and more will be addressed in Navigating Faith and Genetics, an upcoming course by the Council’s Faith and Life Sciences Reference Group.    In this online, five-week learning experience, participants will explore

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Jesus and the Ladder to Peacemaking: An Easter Meditation from General Secretary Pastor Peter Noteboom

This Easter season, the media headlines are especially distressing: 18 million people facing severe food insecurity in Sudan with little humanitarian aid on the way, mostly absent from our awareness. More than 100,000 Armenians uprooted from their history, culture and homes. Hundreds of thousands of Russians and Ukrainians dead, dying, and injured in a war

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“Help us, Lord, to have a life turned towards you”: A Homily from General Secretary Pastor Peter Noteboom for the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU)

Although many celebrations of the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25, 2024) are now behind us, we can continue to pray for Christian unity at any time of year. It is in this spirit that we’d like to share a special homily the Council’s General Secretary Pastor Peter Noteboom delivered at several

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024 (Jan 18-25)

“May we recognize their desire for eternal life” : 6 Ways to Celebrate the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU)

Today is the first day of the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25, 2024)! The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an annual ecumenical celebration. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and

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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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