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The Rev. Dr. Karen A. Hamilton B.A. M.Div. Th.M. D.Min.
Karen Hamilton currently serves Church and World as the General Secretary of The Canadian Council of Churches.
Since 1944 the CCC has been bringing together 25 major Christian denominations, representing more than 85% of the Christians in Canada, in relationship, theological dialogue and common witness.
In that role, Dr. Hamilton organized the 6th Annual G8 Interfaith Leaders Summit, bringing together senior faith leaders from the G8 countries and G20 regions at the University of Winnipeg, Canada in 2010. She has chaired the Canadian Christian Jewish Consultation and is the recipient of the Association of Progressive Muslims of Ontario Heritage Day award, the Canadian Interfaith Leadership award and the Order of St. Lazarus Ecumenism award. Her doctoral work is in the area of Old Testament and Preaching and her award-winning book, The Acceptable Year of The Lord was published in 2008.
Dr. Hamilton is also a long-term member and Chair of The World Federalists of Canada, an NGO focussed on issues of global governance and an executive member of the international World Federalist Movement for which she chaired the Statutes and By-Laws revision. And she trained as a classical singer.