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The Canadian Progressive: Harper must clarify ‘zero tolerance’ for Israel boycotters: Church

The United Church of Canada wants “clear reassurance” that Prime minister Stephen Harper does not intend to criminalize Canadians critical of Israel.

The post Harper must clarify ‘zero tolerance’ for Israel boycotters: Church appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

My journey with AIDS...and more!: United Church of Canada Moderator to receive Craig Chaplin Memorial Award

The three Colleges of the Montreal School of Theology – comprised of The United Theological College, The Montreal Diocesan Theological College and The Presbyterian College, Montreal – are gathering together May 7 to celebrate 100 years as the MST. The Right Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson, Moderator of the United Church of Canada, will be an . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: United Church of Canada Moderator to receive Craig Chaplin Memorial Award

Politics and its Discontents: Putting Their Money Where Their Beliefs Lie

This is heartening news:

TORONTO, ON, 24 February 2014 – The congregation of Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church voted unanimously Sunday at its Annual General Meeting to lend its voice to the fast-growing divestment movement, and to ensure that its own funds are not invested in any of the world’s 200 largest fossil fuel companies. . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Putting Their Money Where Their Beliefs Lie

Alberta Diary: Polishing a … tarnished reputation: the ‘National Newspaper’ as Stephen Harper’s pathetic enabler

Your blogger with Rev. Bill Phipps, former United Church of Canada moderator and, in 2002, the NDP’s challenger to Stephen Harper. Below: Harper doubters Andrew Coyne and Tim Harper.

“The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures.”

– Junius, published . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Polishing a … tarnished reputation: the ‘National Newspaper’ as Stephen Harper’s pathetic enabler

The Canadian Progressive: National inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women needed: United Church of Canada

By: United Church of Canada | Press Release

TORONTO, June 17, 2013 – 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 government to convene as soon as possible a national inquiry into . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: National inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women needed: United Church of Canada

A Different Point of View....: Pension funds and church rebelover excessive corporate salaries

A shareholder revolt at struggling Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold producer, will hopefully lead to protests that will encourage the Canadian government and business to introduce limits on out-of-control executive pay.

The public just learned that Barrick paid an enormous signing bonus of $11.9-million to high-flying international executive John Thornton, its new co-chair, last . . . → Read More: A Different Point of View….: Pension funds and church rebelover excessive corporate salaries

The Canadian Progressive: United Church of Canada: Questions Being Asked about Corporate Executive Salaries

By: United Church of Canada | Press Release: TORONTO, April 8, 2013 – 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 questions about the salaries earned by the bank’s top executives. William Davis is the retired […]

The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: United Church of Canada: Questions Being Asked about Corporate Executive Salaries

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Shaun Fryday, whose faith community emulates his personal hospitality, to be this year’s recipient of the Craig Chaplin Memorial Award

Rev Shaun Fryday has been selected by Montreal’s United Theological College to receive the award, established by my late brother, at the UTC Convocation on May 8th, 2013. Fittingly, the ceremonies will take place in Shaun’s congregation of Beaconsfield United Church. When he received the news, Shaun is said to have been deeply moved, recalling . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Shaun Fryday, whose faith community emulates his personal hospitality, to be this year’s recipient of the Craig Chaplin Memorial Award

Politics and its Discontents: Christ Hedges On The Failure of Churches

As a member of the United Church of Canada, my wife receives The United Church Observer, a monthly publication offering an array of interesting pieces and interviews. This month’s issue has an interview with renowned journalist and activist Chris Hedges, a man whose deep social convictions and activism I deeply admire and have . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Christ Hedges On The Failure of Churches

wRanter.com: Church settlement boycott becomes interfaith train wreck

Share this: This past August, the General Council of the United Church of Canada, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, adopted a motion urging its members to boycott goods produced in West Bank settlements. The proposal was part of a larger, rather one-sided report prepared by the church’s Working Group on Israel/Palestine Policy. It aimed to . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: Church settlement boycott becomes interfaith train wreck

My journey with AIDS...and more!: I’m sure that Craig would be proud of his United Church of Canada electing a gay man as Moderator

The criteria my brother Craig set out for the United Theological College award in his name reads in part: To recognize the powerful and passionate ministries of gay and lesbian persons and to honour one whose life’s work has been particularly distinguished in its clear commitment to such central Gospel values as personal courage and . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: I’m sure that Craig would be proud of his United Church of Canada electing a gay man as Moderator

Drive-by Planet: United Church should adopt boycott of Israeli settlement goods

The United Church of Canada’s governing body is meeting this week to decide if the Church will adopt a boycott of goods that come from illegal Jewish “settlements” in the Israeli-occupied territories.

If the proposed UC boycott flies it will be a bold stand for principle, in-step with a global community that considers . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: United Church should adopt boycott of Israeli settlement goods

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Craig`s timing

When Craig died five years ago today he could not have ordained that his memory would loom large during this week each year as the award in his name is presented at today`s Convocation ceremonies of United Theological College. He would not have chosen, for Mom`s sake at least, to die so close to his . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Craig`s timing