Partners in Mission

We act for peace, justice, care for creation, and God’s mission of healing the whole world in cooperation with others who share our vision.

“We are not alone,” goes the familiar opening line of the United Church’s New Creed. As we seek to align ourselves with God’s work of restoration, healing, and reconciliation, the United Church acts for peace, justice, care for creation, and God’s mission of healing the whole world in cooperation with others who share our vision. As we practise love and justice with humility and prayer, we learn how to be faithful co-workers in God’s mission. We call this approach “partnership.”

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September 5, 2019

Rev. Dr. Kyongja (Kay) Cho shares the story of her two Korean brothers forced into the military on different sides during the Korean War.

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September 5, 2019

John Durfey tells us about a visit to the Buraku Liberation Centre in Japan, a United Church partner which works to eradicate systemic prejudice against the marginalized buraku people. 

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September 5, 2019

Rev. Dr. Kyongja (Kay) Cho offers reflections at the Canadian launch of Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End the War.

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March 18, 2019

The Korean War is the longest standing U.S. conflict. While it no longer consists of active fighting, hostilities between the warring parties have remained high, resulting in extreme militarization on the Korean Peninsula. If fighting erupted on the Korean Peninsula today, it’s estimated that as many as 300,000 people would die in the first few days of conventional fighting.

Canada can play an important role in setting the table for peace; however, this requires change in Canadian policy. Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End...

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March 12, 2019
Joint letter from United Church and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace states concern for humanitarian and human rights impacts of UN sanctions.
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March 12, 2019
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March 12, 2019
The United Church and Korean partners welcome the Panmunjom Accord.
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August 6, 2019
The U.S. will no longer fund the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees. Call on Canada to increase its support.
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September 5, 2019

The Asian Rural Institute in Japan is helping sustainable agriculture and Christian community go viral around the world.

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September 5, 2019

I join other people in the ecumenical world to celebrate and recognize an honour that has been bestowed on the Rev. Jose Belo Chipenda. The President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, recognised the contributions to the gaining and preservation of National Independence, as well as peace and democracy. The Rev. José Belo Chipenda was honored with the Medal of Bravery, Civic, and Social Merit, first class. He received the award in November, 2018 at the Presidential Palace in Luanda, Angola.

I met the Rev. José Belo Chipenda in the 1990s. I was then a young ordained minister...

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September 5, 2019

At the ACT Alliance General Assembly, the possibilities created by including youth in decision making are too great to pass up.

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