Statement of Affirmation

Rooted in Faith

As women of diverse denominational backgrounds rooted in the Christian faith, we are called to reflect the essence of this faith. Through compassion, understanding and mutual respect, we work together to grow in ecumenism, sharing our spiritual traditions, and challenging injustice.

God is Love. God relates to us in love through the life and work of Jesus Christ, the Holy Scriptures, the transforming work of the Spirit and the living community of the Christian Church. As women created in the image of God, we seek to model this relationship of agape love through forgiving, accepting, serving, leading and growing in wisdom.

Therefore as members of The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada we come together in one faith to maintain a supportive, encouraging respectful, appreciative and faithful environment where every voice is equally heard. We encourage honest, constructive interchange, valuing each person’s contribution and experience. We strive to be motivated by a love and compassion that unites and illustrates the prayer of Christ for the church:

(My prayer)...is that they all may be one...
So that they may be brought to complete unity.
Then the world will know that you sent me
And have loved them even as you have loved me.
John 17:20-23