Emancipation Day

August 1, 1834 The Day Slavery Was Abolished in British North America August 1, 1834 is the day the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect, ending slavery throughout most of the British Empire, including in the colonies that would become … Continue reading

United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

This international day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013.  The theme for this year focuses on first responders to human trafficking and how their efforts need to be sustained and replicated.  These are the people who … Continue reading

Faith organizations express concern about Israel’s planned annexation of occupied Palestinian Territories in the West Bank

ELCIC reports on a joint letter to the Government of Canada, an ecumenical statement, and a webinar Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada and Canadian Lutheran World Relief write joint letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs opposing proposed annexation of … Continue reading

National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21st

A Letter from the Leadership of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada In a letter from Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald, Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Linda Nichols, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, … Continue reading

United Against Racism – An On-line Worship Service

Sunday, June 14th at 4 – 5 pm Pacific Time Black Lives Matter to the United Church of Canada We have participated in demonstrations. Letters have been written and statements have been made. Now it is time to worship together … Continue reading

Church Leaders Acknowledge the Racism in Their Midst

Our Three Denominations Issue a Joint Letter In response to the demonstrations across the United States and Canada in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, … Continue reading

Ecumenical Letter Written to the Government of Canada

A Call to Canada to Uphold International Law and the Rights of Palestinians Our three denominations are signatories to an ecumenical letter to the Foreign Affairs Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, expressing with great concern Canada’s silence regarding the plans of the … Continue reading

A Public Letter on Guaranteed Basic Income

from the Leadership of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada What follows is an open letter signed by 41 Anglican and ELCIC bishops to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance … Continue reading