Canadian Council of Churches urges Ottawa to support nuclear ban treaty

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December 21, 2018 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Email: pm@pm.gc.ca Re: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Dear Prime Minister Trudeau We, the undersigned, representing all 26 member denominations of The Canadian Council of Churches, write to urge that the …

Legal challenge of Safe Third Country Agreement launched

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News Release: The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), Amnesty International (AI) and the Canadian Council of Churches announced today that they are launching a legal challenge of the designation of the United States as a safe third country for refugees. “The US was never safe for all refugees, and is now even less safe,” said Loly Rico, President of the …

Witness for peace: Chronicling the role of the Canadian churches in shaping public policy over the past 40 years

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Author Paul C. Heidebrecht and Jennifer Wiebe Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 2 Summer 2015 Canadian churches recently marked four decades of ecumenical coalition work for the pursuit of peace and justice. During that time, Canadian Christians across theological traditions have come together—speaking to, and arguably shaping, public policy discussions on issues such as nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, Canadian military …

Federal Election Resource – 2015

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 Please click on image to view full PDF document. This election resource has been prepared by several ecumenical organizations in Canada to inform and challenge all who are participating in the 2015 federal election. It identifies a range of priority issues, offers sample questions you can ask of candidates, and provides links to resources where you can learn more about these particular issues. We invite …

Canadian Council of Churches Letter on Nuclear Weapons

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The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has written to Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, requesting that the Canadian government take specific steps during the Preparatory Committee of the Non-Proliferation Treaty meeting, 28 April – 9 May 2014, at the United Nations. The CCC asks that the government highlight, affirm or acknowledge in its statements the following: affirm the new momentum …

Canadian Council of Churches calls on Canada to support diplomacy in Syria

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Letter (in English, French) on Syria dated September 19, 2013 from The Canadian Council of Churches to John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Please click on attachment to view document             Letter (in English, French) on Crises in Middle East dated May 17, 2013 from The Canadian Council of Churches to …

Just Peacemaking: Canadian Church Perspectives and Contributions

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Report from Conference held February 2-3, 2012, Waterloo, Ontario Introduction What is Just Peacemaking? Contributed Papers Organizing the Events Join the Conversation Participants Agenda   Introduction Waterloo was the setting for a gathering of Canadian church leaders to consider the challenge of just peacemaking, held on February 2-3, 2012. Internationally renowned Christian ethicist Glen Stassen from Fuller Theological Seminary in …

A World Without Nuclear Weapons

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June 25, 2010 letter signed by the 23 member churches of The Canadian Council of Churches to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. 25 June 2010 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Re: A World Without Nuclear Weapons Dear Prime Minister Harper, I write to commend to …

Canada’s Role in Afghanistan

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The Canadian Council of Churches Size: 531KB For presentation to the House of Commons Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan (AFGH) This letter and the accompanying report were prepared by Mike Hogeterp (Christian Reformed Church in North America), Remmelt Hummelen, John Lewis (KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives) and Ernie Regehr (Project Ploughshares) on behalf of the Canadian Council …