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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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September 1, 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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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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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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March 1, 2017
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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February 24, 2017
Moderator Jordan Cantwell sends her Easter message from a conference on reconciliation and peace in El Salvador.