The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has released a new “Faith and Witness” podcast that explores ecumenism.

The CCC’s Commission on Faith and Witness created the monthly podcast as a medium through which people from different faith traditions can talk in a candid way. The podcast also features people who have spent their lives in dialogue with Christians of other traditions. The monthly podcast is available on iTunes as well Libsyn.

Jesse Hair, CCC’s communications officer, said the Commission wanted to explore podcasting as a way of drawing people into an ecumenical community in a new way. “This day and age, people would rather listen to a podcast or watch a video on the way to work,” he said.

The theme for the first series of podcasts is “Salvation,” which was the main topic for the Commission’s discussions in 2009-2012.