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Canadian Council of Churches
Last week, the Canadian Churches Forum and the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) came together at the CCC Governing Board meetings to make some important decisions about the future of their relationship and work. A motion was adopted that the CCF become the "Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning (FILL): A Reference Group of the Canadian Council of Churches." Moving more fully into the Council in this way opens the potential of working more closely with the CCC's 26 member denominations and their diversity and experience. The Canadian Council of Churches is the broadest and most inclusive ecumenical body in the world, representing denominations of Anglican; Evangelical; Free Church; Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox; Protestant; and Catholic traditions. Together, the CCC churches represent more than 85% of Christians in Canada. Also being considered are some shifts that will make Forum program alumni and others more creatively part of the work with a larger portion of this reference group's resources going to supporting and networking people across Canada with a calling to intercultural ministry.

Communiqué

Toronto, Ontario (26 June 2017) - The Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries has become the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning of The Canadian Council of Churches. Beginning in 2012, the Canadian Churches’ Forum for Global Ministries, an arm’s length agency of The Canadian Council of Churches, began to focus its work on intercultural ministry in Canada and the development of a program called “Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry,” which has engaged a growing network of people across Canada. This reference group, now fully part of The Canadian Council of Churches and its 25 member denominations, will operate in continuing and developing the work of its predecessor institutions and responding faithfully to current Canadian and Global contexts. Of the recent change, Forum director Jonathan Schmidt said, “This is a natural and timely transition that honours the almost 100 year history of what began in 1921 as the Canadian School of Missions. In the early 20th century, we went out into the world. Today, Canadian Christianity is having to discern its calling in increasingly diverse contexts in Canada shaped by the world. Our calling to Shalom, Peace, and Right Relationship requires cultural self-awareness as well as intentional understanding across cultures. The recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the apologies for the Indian Residential Schools are a reminder of this calling.About the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning: The Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning is an ecumenical Christian partnership through which Canadian churches work toward intercultural leadership development and ministry learning in Canada and globally. The Forum has worked with thousands of people over almost 100 years across Canada. For more information on the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning , visit ccforum.ca. Download this Communiqué.

Posted: May 31, 2017 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=9689
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