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September 19, 2016
Three important updates have been made to the resource material for the eight remits now being voted on by pastoral charge boards and presbyteries.
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September 19, 2016
The Record of Proceedings of the 42nd General Council 2015 is now available.
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September 19, 2016
To mark the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Apology to First Nations Peoples, the United Church has produced a brief video highlighting the apology and the response.
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September 19, 2016
Colleagues from Korea express their support for those affected by the wildfires in and around Fort McMurray, AB.
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September 28, 2016
Many have paused recently to reflect on the anniversary of the two earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015. United Church people have demonstrated their faithfulness and compassion over the last year by contributing 3,500 donations totalling $863,000 to support recovery and rehabilitation programs on the ground in Nepal. On behalf of ACT Alliance and its implementing partners in Nepal...
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April 7, 2017
We affirm that all human beings are made in the image of God regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity . United Church partner the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) recently began examining issues around sexual orientation and diversity, with a particular focus on the human rights of LGBT people. A sobering review of LGBT rights in South Korea is available from Affirm United/...
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March 31, 2017
An article published in the April 27, 2016, edition of The Globe and Mail (“Churches escape residential school settlement obligations in wake of Catholic deal”) merits some clarification.
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March 31, 2017
The United Church welcomes the closure of SodaStream International's factory located in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, as well as the news that cosmetics company Ahava plans to relocate its manufacturing plant from the West Bank to inside the pre-1967 lines. SodaStream, Ahava, and Keter Plastics are the companies whose settlement-made products the United Church has encouraged...
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March 31, 2017
The United Church calls on Canada to halt the sale of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia—one of the world’s worst human rights violators.
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April 10, 2017
People across Africa are facing extreme drought. A principal cause is one of the most powerful El Nino events in recent history. Almost 24 million people in Africa could need food assistance soon. According to the World Food Programme, about 14 million people in southern African countries including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, and Swaziland will need food assistance this...
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