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February 10, 2016
The United Church of Canada was one of the first Canadian institutional investors to sign a recently launched public statement setting out Investor Expectations on Corporate Climate Lobbying (click the “made clear” link in the first line to see the statement). To date, 62 investors have signed the statement, representing total assets under management of more than US$3.8 trillion. The statement...
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January 12, 2016
What is Advent all about? How do we celebrate the anticipation of Advent when surrounded by Christmas cheer? This year, join us on the Advent Unwrapped website for engaging tools and resources. This site will help people of all ages unwrap the story and meaning of the season. Before Advent starts, start exploring Stories Unwrapped to learn about Christmas from the perspectives of its main...
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January 12, 2016
On Saturday, October 17, 2015, several hundred people gathered at St. Andrew’s United Church in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to celebrate and witness the signing of the Full Communion Agreement between the United Church of Christ (USA) and The United Church of Canada. The agreement, which had been approved this summer by the 30th General Synod of the United Church of Christ (USA) and the 42nd General...
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January 12, 2016
The ACT Palestine Forum, of which the United Church is a member, condemns the violence and mourns the loss of life and human suffering in Palestine and Israel in October 2015. The statement is available on the ACT Alliance website . The area has seen a marked increase in killings and violence in recent weeks: “Thousands of women and men, girls and boys, have been injured and many killed… We are...
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January 20, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Photo Credit: Wolfe I’m writing to you today because I am deeply disturbed by what I have been hearing from Canadians around the question of the right of Muslim women in Canada to wear the niqab. The tone of the conversation, especially on social media, has bordered at times on hate-mongering. Words are powerful, and they have consequences. In the past few...
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February 10, 2016
Moderator Jordan Cantwell, along with 25 other Canadian faith leaders, has endorsed the statement On Promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada , available on the Canadian Council of Churches’ website. This statement represents a meeting of the minds and hearts of many diverse faith organizations, including the World Buddhist Council, World Sikh Organization of Canada, and a broad...
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January 12, 2016
This summer, the 30th General Synod of the United Church of Christ USA, meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, and the 42nd General Council of The United Church of Canada, meeting in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, approved a full communion agreement. This agreement declares our openness to cooperation in terms of witness, mission, worship, and the proclamation of a common faith with the United...
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July 15, 2016
Recognition is due to the people of the United Church for your generous contributions to Nepal Earthquake Relief. To date, the church has received 3,440 donations totalling over $840,000! On behalf of ACT Alliance (ACT) and its implementing partners in Nepal, as well as the Nepalese people affected by the earthquake—thank you! The United Church recently transferred the remaining $90,000 in the...
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July 15, 2016
The Moderator of The United Church of Canada, is urging your participation in a church-wide appeal for Syrian refugees who are seeking relief from protracted civil war in their country. In her first letter as Moderator to the church’s members, she writes: We are called at this particular time to witness in a concrete way to our Christian faith in response to the needs of millions of desperate...
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January 12, 2016
Thanks to your faithful and generous support, as of September 2015 the United Church has contributed almost $400,000 to support Mission & Service partners such as ACT Alliance and the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) responding to the crisis in Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. In addition to providing humanitarian relief, our partners have used the funds to provide 2,200 food parcels for...