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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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September 28, 2016
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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September 19, 2016
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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September 19, 2016
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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September 28, 2016
Moderator Jordan Cantwell sends her Easter message from a conference on reconciliation and peace in El Salvador.
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September 19, 2016
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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September 19, 2016
Please note that the General Council Office will be closed both Good Friday and Easter Monday. We will reopen on Tuesday, March 29. If you would like to attend a Good Friday or Easter Sunday service at a local United Church congregation, please use the Locator feature to assist you. Service times can usually be found by visiting a congregation’s website or phoning the congregation. Often, service...
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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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September 19, 2016
UCRDstore will continue to operate as usual, with no changes directly affecting the customer. But there is an administrative change behind the scenes. Since 2012, United Church Resource Distribution (UCRD) has worked with Augsburg Fortress Canada to warehouse and distribute its inventory. Augsburg Fortress Canada has recently been sold, and the United Church has now entered into a distribution...