Moderator

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February 21, 2018
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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January 23, 2018
Moderator Jordan Cantwell sends her Easter message from a conference on reconciliation and peace in El Salvador.
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January 17, 2018
The Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell offers a Parliamentary Special Joint Committee her reflections on physician-assisted dying.
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December 18, 2017
Moderator urges Prime Minister Trudeau to protect non-violent actions for just peace.
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January 2, 2018
Moderator Jordan Cantwell invites us to a Lenten time of self-reflection and letting go of things that no longer work.
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November 20, 2017
Each of us wrestles with the complexity of living in a social and economic system that is dependent on fossil fuels.
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November 8, 2017
At Christmas, we acknowledge the coming of a new hope for justice and peace in the world. It is in this spirit that I write to thank you for moving so quickly to implement a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, an action that we and many others asked you to undertake as one of your first acts of government.
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October 16, 2017
The United Church of Canada welcomes the release of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This is a momentous occasion. It is the culmination of six years of courageous and difficult work, and the result of 130 years of painful lived experience by former students of residential schools.
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October 6, 2017
Moderator Jordan Cantwell welcomes the new Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
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October 20, 2017
Moderator urges our church, our political leaders, and all people to challenge the prejudice and Islamophobia that is escalating in our country.