Archive for tag: Canadian Council of Churches

Archive pour tag : Canadian Council of Churches

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Mennonite Church Canada joins Canadian Council of Churches

An official application for membership in the Canadian Council of Churches from the Mennonite Church Canada has been enthusiastically received and unanimously approved by the other member churches of the CCC. This brings the membership of the Canadian Council of Churches up to twenty traditions, including Anglican, Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern and Oriental Orthodox
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Posted: July 28, 2005 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=151
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, Mennonite Church Canada
Transmis : 28 juillet 2005 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=151
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, Mennonite Church Canada


Canadian Churches’ Racial Justice Week — March 19 to 26, 2006

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is March 21, the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960.
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Posted: February 22, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=211
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: 2006, Canadian Council of Churches, Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network, education, justice, racism
Transmis : 22 février 2006 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=211
Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : 2006, Canadian Council of Churches, Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network, education, justice, racism


Dirigeants d’églises canadiens ont fait appel au premier ministre en le VIH/SIDA

Monsieur le Premier ministre,

En tant que dirigeants nationaux d’Églises canadiennes et membres du Conseil canadien des Églises, nous sommes extrêmement préoccupés par l’impact humain de la pandémie du SIDA. Plus de 40 millions de personnes sont actuellement infectées par le VIH, tandis que l’an dernier, le SIDA faisait plus de 3 millions de victimes. Quinze millions d’enfants sont orphelins à cause du SIDA. Voilà des statistiques qui illustrent de façon éloquente le coût humain de ce fléau.

Notre première réaction à la gravité de cette tragédie en est une de compassion : nous souffrons avec ceux qui souffrent et nous travaillons à alléger leurs souffrances. Nous appuyons les nombreux membres de nos Églises qui se dévouent pour les personnes vivant avec le VIH et le SIDA.
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Posted: May 8, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8676
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, HIV/AIDS, Stephen Harper
Transmis : 8 mai 2006 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=8676
Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, HIV/AIDS, Stephen Harper


Canadian Church leaders letter to Prime Minister on HIV/AIDS

Dear Prime Minister Harper:

As national leaders of Canadian Churches and members of the Canadian Council of Churches, we are extremely concerned about the human impact of the global AIDS pandemic. Currently more than 40 million people are infected with HIV. Last year, over 3 million people died as a result of AIDS. There are 15 million child orphans because of AIDS. These statistics speak powerfully to the human cost.

Our first response to the depth of this tragedy is compassion. We suffer with those who suffer, and work to ease that suffering. We support the many members of our Churches who dedicate themselves to caring for persons living with HIV and AIDS.
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Posted: May 8, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8674
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, HIV/AIDS, Stephen Harper
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, HIV/AIDS, Stephen Harper


Church leaders appeal to Harper to launch initiatives on HIV/AIDS

May 8, 2006 — Twenty Canadian church leaders, representing the member churches of the Canadian Council of Churches, have appealed to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to promptly announce six new initiatives in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The sweeping measures the church leaders want include cancellation of debts owed by countries with HIV/AIDS rates above
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Posted: May 15, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=231
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2006, Canadian Council of Churches, church leaders, HIV/AIDS, statements, Stephen Harper
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2006, Canadian Council of Churches, church leaders, HIV/AIDS, statements, Stephen Harper


nidus festival 2006: feel the current

Nidus is a festival for people from all streams of Christian faith with music, arts, keynotes, worship, dialogue, drama & dance. Several thousand youth, young adults, families and others will gather in Kitchener, Ontario from August 4th to 6th. It will be a unique opportunity for people to come together to express faith, celebrate through
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Posted: May 17, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=233
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2006, Canadian Council of Churches, Christian unity, events, justice, worship, youth
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : 2006, Canadian Council of Churches, Christian unity, events, justice, worship, youth


From chains to freedom: 2007 Week for Racial Justice

Sunday, March 25th 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the ending of the slave trade in the British Empire. The abolition law brought to an official end the forced transportation of millions of Africans from their homeland, across the Middle Passage, to the Americas. Canada was part of the British Empire and participated in the practice of slavery. Slavery’s impact continues at the same time as modern forms of slavery are appearing. The struggle is far from over. Enslaved Africans and people of faith led the movement to abolish the slave trade. But the modern form of racism which developed to justify the enslavement of Africans remains a reality in too many of our churches and societies. People of faith need to commit anew to addressing the racism in our churches, our country and our world. The Canadian Ecumenical Anti Racism Network (CEARN) invites churches to commemorate this anniversary by participating in the ongoing journey we must take towards healing, reconciliation and the transformation of our relationships.
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Posted: March 1, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=297
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network, racism
Transmis : 1 mars 2007 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=297
Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network, racism


Urgent! Join the Search!

The CCC need back copies of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity services, and stories about celebrations before 1948. Please search your shelves, cupboards, attics, offices, for existing copies you might have. With your help, we can put together a complete collection. We will be producing an anthology of prayer services to help celebrate the centenary of the Octave of Christian Unity in 2008.
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Posted: August 21, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=339
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, WPCU
Transmis : 21 aoüt 2007 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=339
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, WPCU


Celebrate Medicare Week coming soon

The Ecumenical Health Care Network of the Canadian Council of Churches invites every congregation and community across the country to join in a time of celebration and renewal of Canada’s commitment to ensuring the preservation and strengthening of its universal public health care system, better known as Medicare. To this end, we have named the week of November 18th “Celebrate Medicare Week.”

In the past, Canada’s churches have played an invaluable role in defending access to care based on need not on ability to pay, and as a living statement of how we care for one another in Canadian society. In the words of a former vice-president of the Canadian Council of Churches, Karen MacKay-Llewellyn, “Defending public health care in a system that promises accessibility to all Canadians at the same level of quality, is a matter at the heart of our Christian confession, and this must rest at the heart of our public witness.”
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Posted: October 31, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=361
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care, justice
Transmis : 31 octobre 2007 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=361
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care, justice


Liturgies for Christian Unity: The First Hundred Years, 1908-2008

Liturgies for Christian Unity: The First Hundred Years, 1908-2008

Earlier this year, Canadian Council of Churches announced their latest publication, an anthology of prayers for Christian unity. Featuring a foreword by retired Anglican Archbishop Michael G. Peers, Liturgies for Christian Unity is an anthology of the very best approaches to celebrating common religious ground. Containing prayers and texts from the past 100 years of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, it offers a wide range of ideas for liturgies of all forms and sizes. Its inclusiveness and its usefulness make it a required resource for parishes, retreat centres, chaplains, and educators in all manner of situations.

This resource is the fruit of rich editorial work by the Faith and Witness Commission of the Canadian Council of Churches, under the guidance and leadership of Rev. Judee Archer-Greene, Rev. Richard Vandervaart and Dr. Mary Marrocco.

ISBN-13: 978-2-89507-958-3 • Price: $27.95 • Paperback, 200 pp., 8.5 x 11
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Posted: June 24, 2008 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=472
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, Christian unity, prayer, WPCU
Transmis : 24 juin 2008 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=472
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : books, Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, Christian unity, prayer, WPCU


Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada Accepted as Member of the the Canadian Council of Churches

Governing Board of Officers of the Canadian Council of Churches met recently at Saint Paul University. The acceptance of the new Denominational Member of the Canadian Council of Churches – the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada – was moved by Archbishop Yurij of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and seconded by Bishop Ron Fabbro of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. It was adopted unanimously in accordance with the CCC Constitution.
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Posted: May 29, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7186
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, Ukrainian Catholic
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, Ukrainian Catholic


Le Conseil canadien des Églises a écrit aux églises des États-Unis

Le Conseil canadien des Églises a écrit à trois des plus grands organismes religieux des États-Unis, soit au National Council of Churches, à la United States Conference of Catholic Bishops et à la National Association of Evangelicalism pour partager avec eux son expérience de débats sur les soins de santé analogues à ceux qui ont eu lieu au Canada.
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Posted: August 14, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=597
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care
Transmis : 14 aoüt 2009 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=597
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care


The Canadian Council of Churches addresses US health care debates

The Canadian Council of Churches has written to three of the largest church bodies in the United States – the National Council of Churches, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the National Association of Evangelicals – to share experiences in similar debates on health care that have taken place in Canada.
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Posted: August 14, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=598
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care
Transmis : 14 aoüt 2009 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=598
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, Ecumenical Health Care Network, health care


The Bruised Reed: A Christian Reflection on Suffering and Hope

The Bruised Reed: A Christian Reflection on Suffering and Hope

More than five years in the making, the Canadian Council of Churches‘ Commission for Faith and Witness, has published a beautiful theological text on Suffering and Hope. The book stands apart from others in its highly experiential quality. It follows eight real Canadian stories to give rise to a highly experiential encounter with these challenging theological topics. This resource is an invaluable addition to any library.

This pastoral resource is the result of the Faith and Witness Commission’s being called upon to give shape and form to a paradox: the paradox of finding hope in suffering and suffering in hope.

The Commission for Justice and Peace has also pulled together a must have resource. It is a First Nations reflection on racism, truth, and reconciliation. You may order both resources through Erin Green, Communications Officer, . A donation of $10 is suggested to cover printing and mailing costs.
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Posted: October 23, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=605
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: books, Canadian Council of Churches, suffering and hope
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Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : books, Canadian Council of Churches, suffering and hope


Interfaith declaration on poverty in Canada: A Time for Inspired Leadership and Action

Together as people of faith, informed by our respective traditions, and compelled by our sincerely held beliefs to care for those in need within our communities and across this nation, we recognize this time to be a unique moment and opportunity in Canada for cooperative action to eradicate persistent poverty in our wealthy and wonderful land. It is a time when Canadians of all faiths, from all walks of life, from all parts of this great country are awakening to the unacceptable levels of poverty, inequity and homelessness, and acknowledging that this injustice must change.

But we cannot do this in isolation. Committed to doing all we can, we call upon our government to partner with us in ending poverty.

We acknowledge with gratitude the many positive government initiatives that continue to benefit the poor. In particular, it is gratifying to acknowledge that a majority of Canadians now live in provinces and territories that have developed and are implementing poverty reduction plans. But it is time for comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative action, with national leadership working in partnership with other jurisdictions.
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Posted: March 15, 2011 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8752
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, interfaith, poverty, statements
Transmis : 15 mars 2011 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=8752
Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : Canada, Canadian Council of Churches, interfaith, poverty, statements


Can Faith Communities Change the Climate?

Faith communities throughout Canada believe they have a moral responsibility to address global warming. As a result, religious leaders have prepared a Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change. This is among the first times that such a broad interfaith effort at a faith leaders’ letter has been undertaken in Canada.
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Posted: October 25, 2011 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=1820
Categories: Documents, NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, climate change, ecology, environment
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Catégorie : Documents, NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, climate change, ecology, environment


Quand la religion chrétienne et la génétique se rencontrent: un programme pratique pour groupes

The new resource from the Canadian Council of Churches' Biotechnology Reference Group, 'Quand la religion chrétienne et la génétique se rencontrent'Bien des familles de nos communautés s’interrogent sur l’interaction entre leur foi et la génétique.

François et Julie, par exemple, ont l’intention d’avoir un enfant, mais avant la conception, ils veulent se soumettre à des criblages génétiques, pour savoir s’ils risquent de transmettre une maladie génétique à leurs enfants. Ni l’un, ni l’autre ne veut d’avortement. S’il y a un risque élevé de maladie génétique, ils prévoient l’adoption plutôt que la conception. S’agit-il là de « se prendre pour Dieu »? Si votre partenaire a des antécédents familiaux de surdité, devriez-vous envisager un test génétique?

On envisage ce genre de scénarios dans un nouveau document du Groupe consultatif sur la biotechnologie du Conseil Canadien des Églises, « Quand la religion chrétienne et la génétique se rencontrent ». On y présente cinq modules d’études de cas fondés sur des aspects génétiques, de même qu’une introduction très fondamentale à la génétique et à la technologie génétique.
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Posted: December 9, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6947
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: biotechnology, Canadian Council of Churches, ethics, genetics
Transmis : 9 décembre 2013 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6947
Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : biotechnology, Canadian Council of Churches, ethics, genetics


When Christian Faith and Genetics Meet: A Practical Group Resource

The new resource from the Canadian Council of Churches' Biotechnology Reference Group, 'When Christian Faith and Genetics Meet'Many families in our communities are questioning how their faith interacts with genetic science.

For instance, Frank and Julie are planning on having a child, but before conceiving they want to undergo genetic screenings to discover the chances they have of passing on a genetic disorder to their children. Neither wants to have an abortion. If there is a high risk of a genetic disorder they plan not to conceive, but to adopt. Is this ‘playing God’? If your partner has a history of deafness in their family, should you consider genetic testing?

Scenarios like these are addressed in a new resource from the Canadian Council of Churches‘ Biotechnology Reference Group, “When Christian Faith and Genetics Meet.” It offers five case-study modules based on topics in genetics, as well as very basic introduction to genetics and genetic technology.
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Posted: December 9, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6945
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: biotechnology, Canadian Council of Churches, ethics, genetics
Transmis : 9 décembre 2013 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6945
Catégorie : ResourcesDans cet article : biotechnology, Canadian Council of Churches, ethics, genetics


Bishops to release refugee statement

Fr Pierre Bisson, SJ, provincial superior of the Jesuits of English CanadaThe fate of refugees and the struggles of immigrants in general is on the agenda for Canada’s Catholic bishops, but the bishops are steering clear of a national campaign supported by several church and lay groups which has been critical of the government’s record on refugee rights. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is currently working on a statement concerning refugees, migrants and immigrants to be released at an unspecified date. “In general, the conference does not release preliminary information about the development and eventual timelines of its various projects,” said CCCB spokesman René Laprise in an e-mail. “This is in order to ensure that the bishops and their advisors, both internal and external, have full freedom in drafting, developing and approving any eventual texts. This also avoids raising expectations and risking disappointments about the topics, nature and publication schedules of possible future texts.” In December, the bishops declined to sign a Human Rights Day statement calling on Ottawa to change course on refugee rights. Co-ordinated by the Canadian Council for Refugees, the statement called for fairness, respect and compassion in the treatment of refugees. “Canada can and must do better,” said the Dec. 10 statement. Signatories to the open letter ranged from former solicitor general Warren Allmand to Blue Rodeo guitarist Jim Cuddy. They also included the provincial superiors of both the English and French Canadian provinces of the Jesuits, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, the national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the moderator of the United Church of Canada and the moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.
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Posted: February 21, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8533
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches, migration, refugees
Transmis : 21 février 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=8533
Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches, migration, refugees


A new triennium, a new CCC executive

The induction of the CCC executive for the new triennium. L-R: Larry Brennan, treasurer; Bishop Ron Fabbro, Vice President; the Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, President; the Rev. Stephen Kendall, Vice President; the Rev. Dr. Willard Metzger, Vice President; Lt. Col Jim Champ, outgoing President; the Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, General SecretaryLast week marked the end of another triennium for the Canadian Council of Churches. With the end of a triennium comes a change in leadership, and in a ceremony at St. Paul’s University last Thursday the CCC saw the induction of a new executive committee for the CCC’s Governing Board.

Outgoing CCC President Lt. Col. Jim Champ of the Salvation Army, and General Secretary Karen Hamilton, welcomed the new executive in brief but meaningful ceremony on Thursday evening, after a program which included a workshop on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, and the introduction of Cesar Jaramillo, new executive director of CCC agency Project Ploughshares.

Members of the new executive include Larry Brennan, treasurer; Bishop Ron Fabbro (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops), Vice President; the Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan (Anglican Church of Canada), President; the Rev. Stephen Kendall (Presbyterian Church in Canada), Vice President; the Rev. Dr. Willard Metzger (Mennonite Church Canada), Vice President; Lt. Col Jim Champ (Salvation Army), outgoing President; the Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, General Secretary.
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Posted: May 19, 2015 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8451
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canadian Council of Churches
Transmis : 19 mai 2015 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=8451
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canadian Council of Churches


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