Stories of Our Faith

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December 4, 2017

As a result of the Syrian refugee crisis, millions of refugees have fled to neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon. In both countries, as well as Syria, ACT Alliance is responding to needs like food security, water, sanitation, education, and psychosocial issues.

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December 4, 2017

As we mark Black History Month or African Heritage Month in Canada, let us celebrate the many contributions of Black people to Canadian society and to the United Church.

Let us take time to remember African-Canadian history, the struggles and the haunting legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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March 3, 2017

The Quinte Deaf Fellowship is an outreach ministry that provides essential spiritual services to the Deaf community of the Quinte region of Ontario, which has one of the highest per capita populations of Deaf people in Canada.

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March 3, 2017

In the centre of the University of Guelph in Ontario is Raithby House. The childhood home of George Raithby, it served as a manse and then became his home when he was a professor at the university. It is now the home of the university’s Ecumenical Campus Ministry and the Multi-faith Resource Team.

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March 3, 2017

El Salvador is no stranger to violence. After a civil war that lasted over a decade, peace accords were signed in 1992. But the country is now dealing with an unprecedented rate of murder and gang violence.

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March 3, 2017

The Rev. Sharon Ballantyne attended a gathering of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network in Lima, Peru, and reflects on that experience:

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March 3, 2017

A warm welcome awaits anyone who walks through the doors of Chalmers Community Ministry in Guelph, Ontario.

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April 21, 2017

The humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to grow exponentially. In April 2015 Mission & Service partner ACT Alliance reported 12.2 million people urgently needed basic assistance like shelter, food, and water. About 7.6 million people have been internally displaced in Syria, fleeing their homes to try to escape continuing violence. Over 3.9 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, 1 million to Lebanon alone.

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October 11, 2017

Alwin shares the story of his call to leadership: "From my childhood, I grew up with a desire to go into church ministry."

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October 16, 2017

Adam shares the story of his call to leadership: "If you're in it to make a difference, make sure you believe in the resurrection…. The church…requires ministers of great courage."

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