MONTREAL, May 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - From May 29 to through June 1,
2014, 280 leaders of Catholic religious congregations in Canada will
come together in Montreal to attend the 30th General Assembly of the
Canadian Religious Conference (CRC).
The Assembly will be vested with special meaning this year because it is
the CRC's 60th anniversary, an event that will be celebrated during a
festive evening on May 30, at which time the souvenir album Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow will be unveiled.
With history as backdrop and eyes turned towards the future, the theme
of the CRC's 30th General Assembly is Beyond Frontiers: A Call to Transformation. It is an invitation to take a fresh look at the presence, within
congregations, the Church and society, of people coming from different
cultures, conveying their own values, beliefs and stories, each more
diverse than the next.
Father Anthony Gittins, c.s.sp., an expert on intercultural issues, will
help the Assembly undertake a process of inner transformation to meet
the challenges being raised in this new reality. This process is meant
to be an invitation to openness, to dialogue, to creativity, to trying
something new. At the end of the Assembly, a new Administrative Council
will be elected and some orientations and priorities will be proposed.
The CRC invites the media and journalists to come hear Father Anthony
May 30, from 9:00 to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 6:00pm, as well as at
the 60th anniversary celebration at 7:30pm.
May 31, from 9:00 to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
This will be an opportunity for you to meet Father Gittins as well as
The CRC General Assembly will be held at the Sheraton Montreal Airport
Hotel, located at 555 Boulevard McMillan, Dorval, QC, near Pierre
Elliott Trudeau International Airport. We hope that you will be able to
join us on May 30 and 31, 2014.
From May 29 onwards, a daily summary will be posted on the CRC website
at: www.crc-canada.org. The text of the presentations will be made available during the
SOURCE: Canadian Religious Conference
For further information:
For any additional information, or to indicate your possible attendance, please contact:
Louise Stafford, CRC Communications Director
Tel.: 514 259-0856/109 (before May 28)
Cell phone: 514 606-0856 (during the Assembly)