CRC: 60 Years of Witness
This year, the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) celebrates its 60th anniversary. Based in Montreal, the CRC was founded in July 1954 during the Canadian Religious Congress and serves as a voice for and a service to leaders of religious institutes and societies of apostolic life in Canada. The leaders represent over 230 congregations for a total number of 16, 900 men and women religious in Canada (as of Dec. 2012).
Called to be a “prophetic witness to justice and peace within society and the church,” the CRC calls together the leaders of congregations and societies every two years for a General Assembly. During these gatherings, opportunities are offered for fostering the vitality of religious life, for sharing, and for building greater solidarity in the common mission of all the communities. The next Assembly for leaders takes place at the end of May in Montreal and has for its theme: Beyond Frontiers, a Call to Transformation.
To mark this anniversary, the CRC has posted on its website historical notes, excerpts from a conference or a CRC document, archival photos etc. celebrating its many years of service.