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May 29, 2017
Three important updates have been made to the resource material for the eight remits now being voted on by pastoral charge boards and presbyteries.
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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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May 8, 2017
The Record of Proceedings of the 42nd General Council 2015 is now available.
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April 20, 2017
Moderator Jordan Cantwell’s pastoral letter on the crises facing Indigenous communities.
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April 7, 2017
We affirm that all human beings are made in the image of God regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity . United Church partner the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) recently began examining issues around sexual orientation and diversity, with a particular focus on the human rights of LGBT people. A sobering review of LGBT rights in South Korea is available from Affirm United/...
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March 31, 2017
An article published in the April 27, 2016, edition of The Globe and Mail (“Churches escape residential school settlement obligations in wake of Catholic deal”) merits some clarification.
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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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