Moderator

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December 2, 2016
Moderator Jordan Cantwell expresses the church’s concerns about the approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.
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November 30, 2016
In her Christmas 2016 video message, Moderator Jordan Cantwell invites you to look for where the Christmas story is still unfolding—for where God is entering the world this year.
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October 5, 2016
As we approach October 4, the day set aside to publicly remember murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada, The United Church of Canada offers the Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls our prayerful support in the difficult work ahead.
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September 30, 2016
Dear United Church family, Emotions are high in some of our communities as we absorb and respond to the decision made by the Toronto Conference sub-Executive to request that the General Council Judicial Committee conduct a formal hearing to consider whether to place the name of the Rev. Gretta Vosper on the Discontinued Service List (Disciplinary). Feelings in the church about the suitability for...
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February 21, 2017
Moderator Jordan Cantwell has written to all members of and communities of faith in The United Church of Canada encouraging their thoughts, prayer, and action in support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Written in the context of recent events related to pipeline projects in Canada and the United States, the letter emphasizes the importance of free, prior, and...
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November 4, 2016
A letter to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.
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June 14, 2017
As we grieve for a cycle of violence that seems never-ending, the Moderator sends our love, prayers, and support to sister denominations in the USA.
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May 19, 2017
It was with horror that I learned of the details of the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning.‎
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April 20, 2017
Moderator Jordan Cantwell’s pastoral letter on the crises facing Indigenous communities.
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March 20, 2017
Thirty years ago this August, at the 31st General Council in Sudbury, Moderator Bob Smith responded to the request of First Nations people in the United Church for an apology for the church’s role in colonization and the destruction of their cultures and spiritual practices.