Sharing stories of life, faith, and ministry in the United Church and beyond.
June 09, 2021
 Kenji Marui asks if we have confused “unity” with “uniformity”? All may be one, yes! But not that all may be one-and-the-sa
Unsettling Thoughts on Church Union" href="/blogs/round-table/unsettling-thoughts-church-union"> A collage of the same cover from the United Church Basis of Union, but cropped and organized in different ways.
June 01, 2021
Jordan Sullivan share about how Two-Spirit LGBTQ+ people love and value Pride Month.
A Fighting Pride Rooted in Love" href="/blogs/round-table/fighting-pride-rooted-love"> The author, Jordan Sullivan, a man with short light coloured hair, glasses, and a light beard, wraps his arm about his friend, the choir director, who is a woman of about the same age, with dark hair. Both are dressed for a fancy occasion and have terrific smiles!
May 28, 2021
Peter Fergus-Moore shares the sad history of Okinawa and the work to defend Article 9 of the Japanese Peace Constitution, which forbids future military activity.
A Prayer for Okinawa – Part I" href="/blogs/round-table/prayer-okinawa-part-i"> An illustration showing a dancing young person.
May 24, 2021
For Asian Heritage Month, Rev. Sun-Young “Sunny” Kim writes about the unique challenges of being queer, Asian, and Christian.
Beautifully Made" href="/blogs/round-table/beautifully-made"> A branch of pink-white cherry blossoms against a subtle blue sky and light clouds.
May 19, 2021
For Asian Heritage Month 2021, Klaus Simon Bondoc shares how his discovery of God’s love and acceptance led him on the path toward ministry.
God Gives Us Abundant Life" href="/blogs/round-table/god-gives-us-abundant-life"> Klaus Simon Bondoc, a young Fillipino man with a brilliant smile, appears to be exclaiming while dressed in a white alb.
May 17, 2021
For Asian Heritage Month 2021, a blog writer tells of her experience navigating the complexities of her Asian and LGBT2Q+ identity.
The Blessings of Community" href="/blogs/round-table/blessings-community"> A Group of People Stand Silhouetted by the Setting Sun
May 06, 2021
Patricia Watson’s review of the book "My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies."
Addressing Racialized Trauma and Mental Health" href="/blogs/round-table/addressing-racialized-trauma-and-mental-health"> A Black woman sits on a couch reading a book, beneath a picture of a zebra.
May 06, 2021
The Rev. Adam Hanley addresses the issue of mental health challenges affecting ministry personnel.
Breaking the Silence on Mental Health and Ministry Personnel" href="/blogs/round-table/breaking-silence-mental-health-and-ministry-personnel"> Rev. Adam Haley
May 06, 2021
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Rev. David Boyd talks about his personal journey with depression.
The Desert Gives Life" href="/blogs/round-table/desert-gives-life"> A desert scene with rugged yellow rock outcrops in the foreground, and a purple mountain range in the distance. Lots of blue sky.
May 05, 2021
Rev. Cindy Bourgeois considers how a world without transphobia would improve the mental health of trans people.
Wishing for a Better World" href="/blogs/round-table/wishing-better-world"> A selfie of Rev. Cindy Bourgeois, a woman with blue eyes and silver hair, trailed with dark brown highlights at the ends.