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Religious Congregations Actively Involved in Welcoming Refugees

The situation of Syrian refugees leaves no one indifferent. A number of congregations of women and men religious have become actively involved in many ways. We present a summary of the information received.

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Emergency Aid for Syrians Update

"A joint fundraising campaign was launched in September 2015, aimed at involving all the Church in Canada in order to assist Syrian refugees seeking shelter and protection in the Middle East and parts of Europe. To date, the joint campaign has raised more than $3.5 million."

The joint campaign was launched with the support of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P), Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Canada, and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association Canada (CNEWA).

"On January 7, 2016, the Minister for International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the federal government's period for matching donations toward Syrian emergency assistance has been extended until February 29, 2016."

Further details at: http://www.cccb.ca/

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Events

General Assembly of the CRC (May 26-29, 2016)

The General Assembly of the Canadian Religious Conference will be held from May 26 to 29, 2016 at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel.

The chosen theme is: The Mission of Congregational Leaders: Amid the Challenges Discerning Hope.

The key-note speaker is Father Simon Pierre Arnold, OSB. A Benedictine Abbot originally from Belgium, Father Arnold has been living for the past 40 years in a monastery he founded in the Peruvian Andes.

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Conference series on: "Paris Climate Conference, and After?" - June 8, Winnipeg

Toronto Conference, April 21, 2016The Canadian Religious Conference, Development and Peace and Équiterre are proud to announce a series of several conferences in cities across Canada.

The third conference will take place on June 8, 2016 at Winnipeg (date and hour TBD).

Information: coming soon.

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