Round the Table

Sharing stories of life, faith, and ministry in the United Church and beyond.

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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 19, 2020

In this excerpt from the new Lenten devotional "Faithfully Yours: Letters for the Wondering," Bri-anne Swan reflects on the perennial question, “God, where were you?”

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February 17, 2020

Dr. Velda Love of the United Church of Christ writes that her history is African centred and it’s beautiful.

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February 19, 2020

At the Minority Youth Forum in Japan, Jacob Burns and Jacqueline Warner-Smith were exposed to a struggle for justice that had similarities to the Canadian experience.

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February 10, 2020

Rev. Dr. Bentley de Bardelaben-Phillips of the United Church of Christ, writes about the recent powerful tour he took with colleagues to the Alabama cities of Birmingham and Montgomery, where much civil rights history took place. 

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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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February 10, 2020

Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia A. Thompson writes about the UN International Decade for People of African Descent and how it extends the opportunity to focus on Black history beyond February.

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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 29, 2020

An LGBTQ member of the United Church writes that they came to Canada with their partner to be free, yet are still not fully accepted in the church. So they never imagined their wedding would be so beautiful and noble, made so by friends and God.

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January 26, 2020

Rev. Dr. Paul Douglas Walfall reflects on the "Misleading Theologies" symposium he attended in Kenya and why the North American church could use a similar discussion.