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Jul 26, 2018, 21:02 ET The United Church of Canada Elects its 43rd Moderator

TORONTO, July 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The United Church of Canada has elected the Rev. Richard Bott, 49, from Vancouver as its 43rd Moderator from a field of 10 nominees. Meeting in Oshawa, ON, over 300...


Jul 19, 2018, 13:21 ET United Church Meets to Chart a New Path

TORONTO, July 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The United Church of Canada gathers at Durham College + University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, for its 43rd General Council (July 21–27, 2018), ...


Jan 17, 2017, 13:24 ET United Church Moderator Reflects on Loving Donald Trump

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - In a commentary posted today on The United Church of Canada's website, the church's Moderator, the Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell, reflects on the upcoming inauguration of...


Oct 14, 2016, 10:29 ET Churches Reflect on Baseball, Mascots, Racial Stereotyping and Reconciliation

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - As the American League Championship Series gets underway The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ (USA) issued a joint message encouraging members of ...


Oct 13, 2016, 14:15 ET United Church Launches Emergency Appeal for Hurricane Matthew Relief

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - The United Church of Canada is launching an emergency appeal to provide humanitarian relief to Haiti, Cuba, and nearby Caribbean countries devastated by the impact of...


Nov 23, 2015, 09:34 ET Letter Says We Must Address Terror with Love

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - In light of this month's horrific acts of terror in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad, the Moderator of The United Church of Canada, the Right. Rev. Jordan Cantwell, has...


Aug 07, 2015, 10:00 ET United Church General Council Meets in Corner Brook, NL, August 8 -14, 2015

TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's largest Protestant denomination, The United Church of Canada, will hold its 42nd General Council in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, August 8-14, 2015....


Jun 08, 2015, 10:00 ET Church Bells Will Be Ringing on June 10

TORONTO, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadians may wonder why they're hearing church bells ringing at 10:30 in the morning on Wednesday, June 10. Here's why. The United Church of Canada is celebrating its...


May 13, 2015, 10:32 ET United Church Asks for Clarity on Meaning of "Zero Tolerance"

TORONTO, May 13, 2015 /CNW/ - In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, The United Church of Canada has asked for clear reassurance that the government does not intend to limit the democratic...


Nov 03, 2014, 10:00 ET Alternative Gift Catalogue Not Just For Christmas

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Alternative gift giving has become an increasingly popular phenomenon as people grow tired of receiving more and more "stuff" as gifts on special occasions like...


Oct 14, 2014, 10:51 ET United Church Moderator Reflects on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Tomorrow the Supreme Court of Canada will once again grapple with the life and death question of euthanasia and assisted suicide. The court is sitting to hear an appeal ...


Aug 01, 2014, 16:41 ET United Church Moderator Writes to Prime Minister about Israel and Gaza

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Moderator of The United Church of Canada, the Right Rev. Gary Paterson, has called on the Prime Minister "to do all...


May 27, 2014, 09:58 ET South Sudan Facing a Growing Humanitarian Crisis

TORONTO, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The United Church of Canada is sounding an alarm about the growing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. With international attention focused on other conflicts, such as...


May 12, 2014, 10:36 ET United Church Leader Writes an Open Letter to the LGBTQ Community

TORONTO, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - In an open letter issued today by The United Church of Canada, the church's Moderator, the Right Rev. Gary Paterson, delivers a message he hopes will be heard by the...


May 09, 2014, 09:21 ET United Church Statement on National Day of Honour

TORONTO, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The United Church of Canada has posted a public statement on its website, marking today's National Day of Honour for those who served in Canada's military mission in...


Apr 22, 2014, 10:59 ET Seeds Are a Sacred Trust, Says the United Church

TORONTO, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - As Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, makes its way through Parliament, The United Church of Canada is raising the concern that this legislation would concentrate ...


Mar 31, 2014, 11:03 ET The Downside of Upsizing Bank Executive Salaries

TORONTO, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Bill Davis is one Bank of Montreal shareholder who's not happy to see his dividends being used to pay exorbitant salaries to top bank executives. In fact, he's hoping...


Mar 25, 2014, 12:01 ET United Church Members Are Being Asked to Sign a Pledge for Medicare

TORONTO, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - For 60 years the United Church of Canada has advocated in support of universal health care. Now, just days before a National Day of Action for a New Health Accord on...


Feb 07, 2014, 13:21 ET Canada Must Continue to Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBTQ Laws

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The United Church of Canada sent a letter today congratulating Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird on the stance he has taken in support of the rights of lesbian,...


Dec 05, 2013, 20:30 ET United Church Moderator Comments on the Death of Nelson Mandela

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - As the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, the Moderator of The United Church of Canada, the Right Rev. Gary Paterson, reflected on the life and legacy of Mandela. ...


Nov 12, 2013, 17:52 ET United Church Launches Emergency Appeal for the Philippines

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The United Church of Canada has issued a church-wide appeal for donations in response to the super typhoon that devastated much of the Philippines on November 8. Funds...


Sep 06, 2013, 12:03 ET United Church Launches Appeal for Syrian Refugees

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, The United Church of Canada launched a major fundraising appeal, www.united-church.ca/syria, to support its partners, ACTalliance and the Middle East Council of...


Jun 17, 2013, 11:27 ET United Church Says National Inquiry Needed

TORONTO, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The United Church of Canada has added its voice to the call by the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for the Canadian...


Apr 08, 2013, 15:12 ET Questions Being Asked about Corporate Executive Salaries

TORONTO, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto: Shareholders at tomorrow's annual meeting of the Bank of Nova Scotia will be hearing a thought-provoking challenge from at least one proxy holder who's asking...


Feb 27, 2013, 13:15 ET United Church Says Limits to Freedom of Religion Are Reasonable

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - In a statement released this afternoon, the Moderator of The United Church of Canada, the Right Rev. Gary Paterson, welcomed today's Supreme Court ruling that says...