As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, “poverty can happen very quickly to anyone." Moderator Richard Bott has written to Canadian government officials to ask them to move forward with developing and implementing a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program in Canada.
United Church people have been asking how we can honour the ministry of healthcare workers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities of faith may wish to use the newly created worship service On the Life and Faith of Florence Nightingale at any time during Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary in 2020.
The United Church joined with Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC) and Nobel Women’s Initiative in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francois-Philippe Champagne, urging the Canadian government to ensure that humanitarian assistance is not impeded by economic and political sanctions during this unprecedented health crisis.