With deep remorse and grief, The United Church of Canada acknowledges the truth at the Alberni residential institution, which was run by the United Church.
Response to the Phase One Findings at the Alberni Residential Institution" href="/news/response-phase-one-findings-alberni-residential-institution"> Sproat Lake in Port Alberni under a calm blue sky
Truths have been shared by the Tseshaht Nation today. The United Church of Canada acknowledges and is saddened by what we have heard.
Initial Statement on the Findings at Port Alberni Residential Institution" href="/news/initial-statement-findings-port-alberni-residential-institution"> Burning Tall white candle in clear glass jar sits on a cloth with the four Indigenous colours of black, white, yellow, and red.
The United Church of Canada joins in the global call to hold the government of the Philippines accountable for its human rights violations.
United Church Stands with Filipino Human Rights Defenders" href="/news/united-church-stands-filipino-human-rights-defenders"> A row of 7 black-and-white photos of people above the words Free Jen Awingan! Drop the trumped-up charges against 7 Northern Luzon activists!
Deep gratitude to all who have taken leadership in the 10,000 Signature Korea Peace Appeal, with special mention to the Korea Peace Appeal Champions, numerous communities of faith, and the Korean… continue reading
Korean Partners Acknowledge United Church Korea Peace Appeal Campaign" href="/news/korean-partners-acknowledge-united-church-korea-peace-appeal-campaign">
The United Church of Canada joins with 250 organizations from 29 countries to call on the Salvadoran government to drop the charges against leading Water Defenders arrested on January 11 and advocate… continue reading
United Church Calls for Release of Water Defenders" href="/news/united-church-calls-release-water-defenders"> A crowd of people hold up yellow and black signs saying Libertad por los lideres comunitarios in front of an office building.
As the United Church embraces a new Call and Vision, and makes Growth a key priority, the denominational office will integrate the expertise, energy, and ethos of its semi-autonomous innovation arm—… continue reading
EDGE Network Moves to Central Role" href="/news/edge-network-moves-central-role"> Outline of an abstract fish divided into parts labelled, front head to tail, Growth, Justice, Climate, Leadership, Indigenous Pathways, and Common Good.
2022 was an interesting year for The United Church of Canada's Refugee desk. Here's a summary of the year's applications and arrivals.
United Church Welcomes More than 100 Refugees" href="/news/united-church-welcomes-more-100-refugees"> Two young refugees from Afghanistan play in a Serbian refugee centre.
The Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary of the United Church, has written to Winnipeg Chief of Police Danny Smyth asking that he revisit his decision to not search the Prairie Green landfill for… continue reading
Support for a Search of Prairie Green Landfill" href="/news/support-search-prairie-green-landfill"> Family and friends of murdered women hold candles at a vigil
As The United Church of Canada embraces the exciting transition into the new strategic plan it will pause some current granting opportunities, including Embracing the Spirit (Innovation, Growth, and… continue reading
Pause to Embracing the Spirit Grants" href="/news/pause-embracing-spirit-grants"> Closeup on the word Grants printed on the tab of a file folder
General Secretary the Rev. Michael Blair has been selected by Vancouver School of Theology to receive a 2023 Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.
General Secretary to Receive Honorary Doctorate from VST" href="/news/general-secretary-receive-honorary-doctorate-vst"> Head and shoulders portrait of Michael Blair