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.
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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