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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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April 10, 2017
United Church people have reached a milestone in caring: $1 million donated to the church’s appeal for Syria Relief.
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March 1, 2017
Today, the United Church makes its response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #48, adopting and complying with the principles, norms, and standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [PDF on un.org] as the framework for reconciliation. It does so as the Aboriginal Ministries Council initiates a historic consultation on its vision and future...
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March 1, 2017
As part of its commitment to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The United Church of Canada today joins with the broader ecumenical community in announcing a collective intention to implement the principles, norms, and standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [PDF on un.org] as the framework for reconciliation. An ecumenical...
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February 24, 2017
On March 30 and 31, 2016, The United Church of Canada will participate in events marking our commitment—as a denomination and as part of the ecumenical community—to adopt the principles, norms, and standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [PDF on un.org] as the framework for reconciliation. We do this in response to Call to Action #48 of the Truth and...
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February 17, 2017
An 18-member team from The United Church of Canada is now in El Salvador to take part in an international ecumenical conference for peace, to be held from March 17 to 19. Moderator Jordan Cantwell and former Moderator Bill Phipps head up a group that includes two survivors of Canada’s residential schools system, plus a dozen or so veterans of Canadian church solidarity work with El Salvador. All...
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February 23, 2017
The eight remits approved by the 42nd General Council that could transform the church are now on the GC42 website . Please read Nora Sanders’ letters and study guides for each remit there.
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September 28, 2016
In Advent, we celebrate the story of a young family in the Middle East, displaced from their home, facing an arduous journey and great danger. This is especially poignant as more than 10 million Syrians who have been forcibly displaced from their homes by five years of civil war. Responding to this crisis has been part of the Mission & Service of the whole United Church. And there’s still...