The Canadian Religious Conference renews relations with KAIROS

MONTREAL, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - At its December 8 meeting in Edmonton, the Administrative Council of the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) voted to renew its membership with KAIROS Canada.

"We are happy to continue our commitment within the renewed structure of KAIROS" stated Sister Michelle Payette, MIC, President of the CRC. "Our members asked that we work ecumenically in furthering questions of social justice, including Indigenous Rights, the safeguarding of Creation and other environmental issues" she concluded.

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives came into existence in 2001 under the legal auspices of the United Church of Canada with a mandate to make a faithful Ecumenical response to the biblical call: "to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8). It has been engaged in a process of revising and up-dating the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) governing its relationship to its ecumenical partners who sit on its Steering Committee.

Over the past few months, the CRC Administrative Council conducted a broad consultation of its members. There emerged a clear consensus that the CRC should sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and continue on the Steering Committee.

The CRC looks forward to continued collaboration in KAIROS' prophetic witness for justice and peace.

About CRC

The CRC is the conference of leaders of Roman Catholic religious orders in Canada. It consists of over 250 members in leadership positions serving almost 14,000 women and men, members of religious institutes in Canada. The CRC's mission is to encourage its members to live fully their vocation in following Christ and to support them in their prophetic witness to justice and peace within the society and the Church.


SOURCE Canadian Religious Conference

For further information: Jean-Michel Bigou, Communications Coordinator for the CRC, Telephone: 514 259-0856, Ext. 105, E-mail:


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