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July 29, 2020
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July 29, 2020
The Moderator has written a letter to the prime minister supporting designating August 1 of every year Emancipation Day to mark the abolishment of slavery in Canada.
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July 16, 2020
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July 16, 2020
Responding to the changing needs of the church, while continuing toward the goal of reducing GCO expenditures, a number of positions have been eliminated at the General Council Office.
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June 24, 2020
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June 24, 2020
The 43rd General Council’s electronic meeting on June 20,2020, received as new business the proposal Towards an Anti-Racist Denomination.
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June 20, 2020
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June 20, 2020
In light of concerns around COVID-19, the decision has been made to postpone GC44, previously slated for July 2021 in Calgary, AB, to 2022.
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June 19, 2020
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June 22, 2020
The General Council Executive issued a statement on June 18, 2020, confirming unequivocally that Black Lives Matter to The United Church of Canada.
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June 8, 2020
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June 8, 2020
The United Church affirms that gender and sexuality are gifts of God. This June, we invite all people of faith to celebrate the lives and ministry of LGBTQIA+ and Two-Spirit people across the United Church and beyond.
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June 2, 2020
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June 2, 2020
The Moderator calls the struggle against anti-Black racism to be the work of White members of the church, and the time has come to commit themselves to this work.
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June 2, 2020
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June 2, 2020
June 2 is the fifth anniversary of the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). There is still much work to do, within the church and within Canadian society.
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June 1, 2020
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June 1, 2020
On May 25, 2020, the General Council Executive accepted updates to the church’s statement on Medical Assistance in Dying.
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May 27, 2020
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July 21, 2020
In a joint letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the United Church joins with other leaders in urging Canada to comply with international law by publicly opposing the government of Israel's plan to annex occupied Palestinian territory.