Collaborating to Mend Church and World

Strategic Objective: Make meaningful collective progress on Indigenous justice, racial equity, and Two Spirit or LGBTQIA+ rights both in the church and world, while demonstrably deepening bold effective solidarity on other justice issues, through ecumenical collaboration and denominational networking.

Indigenous Justice

Committed to decolonization, we will strive to address anti-Indigenous racism and white supremacy and make the church and Canada safer and more equitable for Indigenous peoples.

Priority?

Key Activities

Progress

TRC Calls to Action Campaigning

 
Excellent
 

Indigenous Strength Learning Opportunities

 
Awaiting Activation

Reparations

 
Good
 

Bringing the Children Home

 
Good

Racial Equity

We will advance racial equity, towards transformed structures and systems and intentional leadership of racialized people.

Priority?

 Key Activities

Progress

 

Self-defined Healing

 
Good

Racial Equity in Housing Advocacy

 
Good

 

Addressing Antisemitism

 
Excellent
 

Anti-Racism Education

 
Excellent
 

Addressing White Privilege

 
Fair

2S-LGBTQIA+ Rights

We will enhance 2S-LGBTQIA+ rights including by addressing religious-induced homophobia, intersecting with other justice issues.

Priority?

Key Activities

Progress

 

Refugee Sponsorship

 
Fair

LGBTQIA+ Global and Ecumenical Advocacy

 
Excellent

Ecumenism in Justice-Making

We will increase ecumenical collaboration and effectiveness in our justice-making, towards stronger impact and reduction in overlap.

Priority?

Key Activities

Progress

 

Ecumenical Youth Exchange

 
Excellent

 

Stronger Ecumenical Partnership

 
Excellent

Radical Accompaniment

We will strengthen accompaniment of global partners. 

Priority?

Key Activities

Progress

 

Financial Sharing

 
Good
 

Crisis Response

 
Excellent

 

People to People

 
Excellent
 

Witness

 
Excellent
 

Visits and Meetings

 
Good

Roundtables

 
Excellent

Public Witness

We will strengthen our presence in the public sphere, increasing our effectiveness in advocacy as a denomination.

Priority?

Key Activities

Progress

Moderator's Initiative: Public Events and Book Clubs

 
Excellent

 

Advocacy: Presence and Methodology

 
Good

*Progress is determined from percentage completion of planned key results in a given quarter.

For questions on the Strategic Plan, or for a summary of all 2024 Operational Plan Activities including descriptions, contact   planning@united-church.ca .

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