Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada 100th Anniversary Celebration (Toronto)

by Cathy Reid We thank Glad Tidings for sharing this article written by our council member, Cathy Reid, for their Thanksgiving issue (September/October 2018, Volume 92, No. 5). Cathy Reid is the Women’s Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church of Canada’s  Representative to WICC. She attended the 100th Anniversary Celebration on June 23, 2018 at Yorkminster Park Baptist… Read more »

An FLC Prayer Concern for August: Water

How did you use water today? Council member Nettie Dueck walks us through the importance of water to our spiritual and physical health. This is what my research has revealed to me about water: A: Water and the Bible The water and the Bible are very much connected. Water symbolizes God’s Word in many places throughout… Read more »

“Pursuit of Justice,” Summer Edition

Start a justice movement or grow understanding of justice issues in your community this summer. Parks and backyards make great spaces for gathering. Our council teamed up with the Student Christian Movement to explore contemporary justice movements and bring new insights to the struggles against racism, social and economic injustice, colonialism, and gender violence. It… Read more »

International Fellowship of the Least Coin in Slovenia

International Fellowship of the Least Coin in Slovenia For the 37th Annual Meeting for the International Committee for the Fellowship of the Least Coin (ICFLC), representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America met in Slovenia from October 12 to 21, 2017. I felt the warm welcome and hospitality of our hosts, the women of… Read more »

A Spa for the Spirit, Our First 100th Anniversary Event

“Spirit Spa” Spiritual Retreat, Lewisporte, Newfoundland Our first celebration of WICC’s 100th Anniversary took place over a weekend in Lewisporte, Newfoundland. Lorraine Elliott shared her takeaways from the “Spirit Spa” organized by our council member, Rev. Stephanie McClellan. For all who attended this fantastic weekend, I thank you.  You were a blessing.  Sorry, I don’t… Read more »

Bible Study: The Joy of Justice

A Message from Our President The Joy of Justice   There is excitement in the air as we celebrate this 100-year milestone! There have been many changes in our world and in WICC over those years and there will be more changes to come. However, what will not change is WICC’s commitment to social justice.… Read more »

Taking Steps to End Violence Against Women

In this anniversary year, the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) is launching a new section of its website titled, “Restore: Ending Violence Against Women.” Women in churches across Canada have been working in small and big ways to help women and children who are affected by violence. They have been doing this work for… Read more »

Fellowhip of the Least Coin: April Prayer Concern

Mental Health Mental health is complex and, often, misunderstood. In the Bible, we find archaic language and understanding about diseases and illnesses we can now explain through a more medical and scientific approach. But if we look at the healing stories in the Gospels, we see some of the complexity of relationships touched by mental… Read more »

Human Trafficking in Canada: What You Need to Know

By Emily Pelley The history of global slavery is often a topic that is presented as a past wrong that belongs to less educated people and a shameful time in our history. However, it has become more evident over recent years that the eradication of slavery did not actually happen because slavery still exists in… Read more »