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A Proud Heritage
After the experience of war and forced relocation, the author's Japanese Canadian family is welcomed by the United Church.
Allies Need to Show Up
I have been urged to understand more how racism persists and perpetuates, and pass this challenge and knowledge on to others.
An Interview with Lent Book Editor Alydia Smith
"Why I Believe" shares a variety of candid reflections and calls the reader to daily spiritual practice.
Asian Heritage Enriches the Church
During May, The United Church of Canada celebrates the contributions of many Asian-Canadian members.
Canada 150, through the Lens of Reconciliation
Thoughts, feelings, and prayers from Indigenous leaders as Canada Day approaches.
Climate Justice - Faithfully Responding
Earth Day: A Call to Care for the Planet
“In nature I find and connect with a divine presence… experiencing nature is the closest that I ever come to feeling, even seeing God."
Earth Hour: In Seeking Hope, We Are Making a Difference
Let’s make Earth Hour, 8:30–9:30 p.m., March 24, a time to acknowledge our collective impact and recommit to stories of love and hope.
Finding Hope in Disability
Whom did Jesus welcome to his table, and what is God awakening in our hearts today?
Let Our True Colours Shine
We must ensure that anyone who walks up the steps of a United Church is radically welcomed.
What does the flood of “Me toos” on social media, representing the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault experienced by women, mean for us as a church?
My Passion for Refugees
Spending many fulfilling years with refugees and newcomers has caused my world view to grow immensely.
Seeing the Face of God in Refugees
We believe that justice is the public face of God’s love
Indigenous Day of Prayer reminds us that if we are to heal broken relationships, we must talk with one another. Let us begin today and never stop.
Speaking of Darkness in Advent
Our ingrained notions of black/white and darkness/light as inherently good and evil can guide how we treat each other.
Speaking Outside of Words
In times of church change, liturgies can help us move forward.
Turning toward Refugees
Our efforts to welcome refugees are modest, but they do make a difference.
Under the Big Top: Thoughts on National Aboriginal Day
Like the Powwow dancers, each of us come equipped with unique expressions to contribute to a common purpose under "the big top."
What Do We Celebrate on Remembrance Day?
Our tradition has often been uncomfortable with appeals to the use of force to solve the problems of the world, and rightly so.
What Is at Stake in Celebrating Asian Heritage Month?
Incense is used in most Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic religions and Indigenous spiritual practices but missionaries banned it as superstition.
Why an Indigenous Day of Prayer?
June 21 is recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is also the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. For generations this day has carried significance for Indigenous Peoples.
Why Christian Family Sunday?
Christian Family Sunday is about celebrating relationships that enrich and challenge us to live our faith.
Why Did I Write a Worship Service for Black History Month?
I believe deeply that White people need to take ownership of racism, in a way that people who have been victimized by racism don’t have the opportunity to avoid.