New executive for Canadian Council of Churches

 — May 22, 200922 mai 2009

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In Ottawa, in the context of conversations with the parliamentary leaders of Canada on pressing issues of justice and development for all people, the Canadian Council of Churches elected a new Executive for 2009-2012.

The newly elected Officers come from the wide diversity of the Canadian Council of Churches which represents 85% of the Christians in Canada. As President, The Rev. Bruce Adema of the Christian Reformed Church. As Vice Presidents, Major Gillian Brown of the Salvation Army, Bishop Gilles Cazabon of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Father John Jillions of the Orthodox Church in America. As Treasurer, Don Taylor of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

These Officers will continue to build on the focus of the Canadian Council of Churches on Faith and the Public Square. They were enthusiastically elected in the course of the Governing Board meeting which included seven delegations to party leaders and senior officials. Those delegations addressed the need to eradicate human trafficking in Canada and called attention to the 6th Annual Interfaith Leaders Summit which will be meeting in June 2010 to challenge the G8 political leaders meeting in Canada at that time to fulfill the Millennium Development Goals. Progress on the Millennium Development Goals, which are a question of life or death for millions in the world, is desperately behind the G8’s own commitments. See:

The Canadian Council of Churches is one of the broadest ecumenical councils in the world, including 22 denominations from the Anglican, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Free Church and Eastern and Oriental Orthodox traditions. See:

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For more information or to arrange an interview contact The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, General
Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches, phone: 416-972-9494 ext. 22.

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