United Church Moderator Invites Acts of Hope and Encouragement

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - In a video posted today on The United Church of Canada's YouTube Channel, the church's Moderator, the Right Rev. Gary Paterson, is inviting Canadians to join with him this Friday in offering signs of encouragement to government and First Nations leaders who will be meeting that day.


"This call to action is being made to encourage Canadians to demonstrate their support for the January 11 meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a delegation of First Nations leaders, including Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence," explains Paterson.

Paterson says he welcomed the prime minister's decision to meet with First Nations leaders on Friday as a hopeful sign, and wants to emphasize that as a country Canada has reached a point where urgent action is needed.

Full-text news release: www.united-church.ca/communications/news/releases/130108

SOURCE: United Church of Canada

For further information:

Mary-Frances Denis
The United Church of Canada
416-231-7680 ext. 2016
416-400-7273 (cell)

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