This church, this conference, our presbyteries are full of dedicated and wonderful people. People who want to make a difference not just in their own congregation but elsewhere as well. They are taking on projects ranging from helping to build houses in Canada and in other countries, to running food banks, and drop-in centres to running community gardens and community kitchens.
Notre Église, ce synode et nos consistoires regroupent des personnes merveilleuses et dévouées. Des gens qui souhaitent faire une différence non seulement au sein de leur paroisse, mais aussi dans d'autres milieux. Des personnes qui participent à des projets allant de la construction de maisons au Canada et dans d'autres pays à l'organisation de banques alimentaires, de l'animation de centres de jour et de jardins communautaires aux cuisines collectives. Des gens qui interviennent chez nous comme ailleurs dans le monde.
At the Annual General Meeting of May 2014 there was a difficult discussion about sending money to overseas partners. The issue was not about supporting or not, as we all recognize that there are huge needs in many parts of the world. Indeed, our Conference was extremely generous in responding to the needs of our partners because of Super Typhoon Haiyan last November in the Philippines. The problem in our meeting arose because of the process.
Canada Must Continue to Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBTQ Laws
Toronto: 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, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people in Russia.