Canadian Council of Churches

Four Webinars on Interculturality in Canada

This spring we are offering a series of 4 conversational webinars on Interculturality in Canada: A Seat at the Table – Journeying towards Beloved Community (April 14) / Deeper understanding of interculturality: Living, learning, and relating interculturally in Canadian context (May 5) / The Case Study: The Canadian Churches, Poverty, and Intercultural Analysis (May 26) […]

From Chains to Freedom: Journeying Towards Reconciliation

For Black History Month 2021, The Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network (CEARN) is highlighting its 2007 resource, “From Chains to Freedom: Journeying Towards Reconciliation.” One of the contributors to the resource, Dr. Afua Cooper writes,  “Slavery was a racist system predicated upon Black inferiority and White supremacy. Institutional racist practice, the colour line, colonialism, duplicity of […]

Videos: Recognition, Justice, and Development: Peoples of African Descent and Canadian Churches

The Canadian Council of Churches was pleased to host a Cross-Canada Conversation “Recognition, Justice, and Development: Peoples of African Descent and Canadian Churches” Le Conseil canadien des Églises a eu le plaisir d’organiser une conversation transcanadienne : « Reconnaissance, Justice et Développement : les populations d’ascendance africains et les Églises canadiennes ». Videos of key […]

International Decade for People of African Descent Joint Churches Statement

Leaders of 11 Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have issued a joint statement committing their communities to recognizing and honouring the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (2015–2024). The International Decade is a call for churches, governments, and societies to do more to address anti-Black racism in Canada and globally. The main objectives […]

Resources for Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada

The Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning has released its first in a series of “Resources for Just Intercultural Ministry in Canada”. The first is a collection of video, online, and book resources on “anti-Black racism in Canada”. Most of the resources are from Canadian sources. Many are written from or for Christian contexts. Download […]

CCC Statement on Racial Justice

A Statement from the President and General Secretary of The Canadian Council of Churches “Join us in condemning racism in all its forms and expressions in our communities and in our churches…Let us add our voices and bodies to that cry for peace. Let us add our churches to that cry for peace.” Read the […]

COVID-19 and the Racism Pandemic We Need to Talk About

Racism historically rises and spikes when there is fear or threat or economic loss, especiallywhen it is perceived to diminish the dominant community’s self-invented narrative and accessto resources and finances, and when power rests with those who use power for gain andcontrol at the expense of others. Kim Uyede-Kai shares this helpful guide to name […]

Webinar: Bridging Intergenerational Gaps within Ethnic Immigrant Churches

Date: April 29th (Wednesday) 2020: 4:00pm EDT(1pm PDT, 2pm MDT, 3pm CDT, 5pm ADT, 5:30pm NDT) Intergenerational gaps are as common in families as in churches, with far-reaching implications for the health of congregations. Yet open and candid discussions about intergenerational gaps within churches, particularly ethnic congregations, are rare and difficult. In this session Dr. […]