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September 19, 2016
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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September 19, 2016
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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September 19, 2016
The federal government will put forward a new climate strategy for Canada by the end of 2016. In preparation, members of Parliament are being asked to host public consultations this spring. This is a unique opportunity for people of faith to speak up in support of bold policy and action that protect our communities and our sacred home. A New Creed calls us to “live with respect in Creation.” The...
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September 19, 2016
Please pray for the affected people of Ecuador and Japan.
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September 19, 2016
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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September 19, 2016
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 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.
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September 19, 2016
Since their release in February, we have been fielding some recurring questions about the eight remits before the church. Visit the GC42 website to download the FAQs from the Resources section at the bottom of the page. The responses might surprise you.
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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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