General Secretary

Posts and reflections from General Secretary Nora Sanders

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June 30, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders writes that, when we fail to recognize that our acceptance of inequality is a form of racism, we fail to live up to our basic Christian commitments.

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March 8, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders writes about the vast array of Lenten practices available and hopes we each found something to deepen our connection to God.

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February 21, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders checks in with our Christian partners in China who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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February 7, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders writes about experiencing a profound reminder of the presence of God in an everyday setting.

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January 31, 2020

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, General Secretary Nora Sanders writes that some anniversaries need to be marked, not as celebrations, but as reminders of the inhumanity that humankind is capable of.

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January 17, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders writes that waiting for God does not mean doing nothing, rather it means trusting in God's steadfast love in the face of fear. 

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December 16, 2019

General Secretary Nora Sanders shares the inspiration she discovered in Fred Rogers and the faithful ministry and witness he offered as "Mr. Rogers."

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November 29, 2019

General Secretary Nora Sanders wonders how much the church is willingly to waive in order to welcome new generations.

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September 6, 2019

A couple of weeks ago as I was waiting at an intersection to cross the street, I noticed a car edging cautiously forward towards a right hand turn. I glanced in the car and saw a teenager in the driver’s seat and a nervous looking adult on the passenger’s side. It happened to be the same day that my son got his G licence. In that moment, thinking of Johny’s confident and thoughtful driving, those awkward beginnings seemed so long ago! I was grateful that we are through that particular phase!

This week, seeing kids having their pictures taken on front porches and walking with...

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June 20, 2019
Occasionally in a dream I find myself in my childhood home. My family moved there before I was born, and my parents lived in that same house until well after I had moved out and bought my first house. My memories there are good ones, and in the dreams that take me back, my parents are still living. When I wake up I am momentarily confused, but glad to have had that visit back to a remembered happy time.
Earlier this year, at a gathering that was part of the follow up to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, I sat next to a woman who told a very different...