WICC 100th Anniversary: Toronto area

Event Date: 23/06/2018
Location: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON


Come celebrate WICC's 100th Anniversary and "The Joy of Justice!"


Emily Pelley, PhD (candidate); Researcher, Dalhousie, Romeo Dallaire Child Soldier’s Initiative
A Red Cross Young Humanitarian Award winner, Emily is researching child trafficking during armed conflict.

Rosângela Oliveira, Executive Director, World Day of Prayer International Committee.
Rosângela has a world of experience in prayer and justice to share.

Beloved Women, World Day of Prayer grant recipient.
Beloved Women is an outreach project focused on women refugees from Syria in the Greater Toronto Area.

Student Christian Movement, World Day of Prayer grant recipient.
Discover Cahoots, an innovative annual festival of faith, social justice & DIY.

Cadence Leadership Resource, World Day of Prayer grant recipient.
Cadence is developing leadership for Indigenous women.

Registration is $30, including lunch, and space is limited! Please register by June 15, by phone or online! Yorkminster Park is wheelchair accessible. Church parking on the north side off Glen Elm Ave.

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WICC 100: Pursuit of Justice

Event Date: 22/06/2018
Location: Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto, 569 Spadina Avenue


The Student Christian Movement is joining the Women’s Inter-Church Council’s 100th Anniversary Conference: ‘The Joy of Justice‘ for this one-off event. Together, we will explore contemporary justice movements and bring new insights from the struggles against racism, social and economic injustice, colonialism, and gender violence.

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus begins his ministry by sharing the deep dreams of the prophets who came before him, presenting the words of Isaiah as his ‘mission statement’ and offering them as a challenge to his peers. We will also begin with this ancient challenge and invitation.

This event is organized by an ecumenical coalition of Christians, many of whom are settlers on this land. Our event is open to all participants, inclusive of gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, physical capacity, belief system, spirituality or upbringing, ethnicity or citizenship. We gather with gratitude on Anishinabe, Haudenosaunee, and Huron-Wyandot territory, and we seek to begin our justice work with a commitment to work towards decolonizing relations.

The Multi-Faith Centre is an accessible venue. If we can offer accommodations that will support your participation, please get in touch. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a free event, but pre-registration through Eventbrite! or by contacting the WICC office is requested.

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WICC 100th Anniversary: Winnipeg MB

Event Date: 03/11/2018
Location: Canad Inn, 1824 Pembina Highway, Ambassador Banquet Room A

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guest speakers:

“The Joy of Justice” (WICC President Shirley de Merchant; WICC Executive Director Catherine MacKeil) Dramatic presentation (Children and youth) steel band music Prince Jackson Nduwayo, a college student in Manitoba, singing his song; Yawe Mana, a prayer for his war-torn homeland Burundi, Africa.

Please pre-register for this event. Lunch provided. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Contact: akoshy20@mymts.net

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Festival Day, General

Event Date:
Location: National

Festival Day (or Preparation Day) is an event held before each year's World Day of Prayer service. It is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the service, learn more about the host country, and enjoy fellowship. Stay tuned to see if there will be an event near you. Locations that have hosted Festival Day in the past include Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Windsor, and Pembroke.

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