United Church of Canada


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United Church of Canada,

Protestant denomination formed in 1925 by the union of the Methodist, Congregational, and Presbyterian churches in Canada. A large number of Presbyterian congregations, however, remain outside the union. The church has continued to form other unions. The United Church of Canada is ecumenical in orientation and attempts to allow diversity among the different denominations. It has 1.6 million members (1997).
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Richard Bat, a United Church of Canada representative.
As opposed to survey data, these trends are mapped not from an individual's point of view, but rather from that of the church, in this case the United Church of Canada.
30) At the meeting of the NEC in 1979, one member expressed this concern: "The United Church of Canada has put far more into Ethnic work in the past than the present.
ca, an interactive, community Web site of The United Church of Canada.
At the other end of the political spectrum, the conservative-leaning Christianity Today complained in 1972 about a statement made by another representative of the United Church of Canada blaming "the American political and national ego" for "the deaths of thousands of human beings and the wasting of an entire subcontinent.
This is promoted by the United Church of Christ, United Church of Canada, Quakers (Society of Friends), Moravian Church, and actions by the Episcopal Church USA.
In a press release issued by the United Church of Canada on Aug.
When setting up these facilities, risk managers might also want to take a page from the book of the United Church of Canada, which after being sued by hundreds of former students of Canadian Indian Residential Schools, has decided to submit all its ministers to mandatory police and sexual abuse registry checks every three years.
We really don't like the word `bailout' because we're quite willing to meet our responsibilities," said United Church of Canada spokesman Brian Thorpe.
Early in his book he claims that Mandela-like attitudes seemed to appear in profusion in 1998, with apologies from the United Church of Canada to native Canadians for abuse in churchoperated schools and an apology from Italy to Ethiopia for its occupation in the 1930s.
Project Ploughshares, the British American Security Information Council, the United Church of Canada, and the World Federalists of Canada took advantage of the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers held in Toronto on 21-22 September 1999 to reiterate public demands for reform of NATO nuclear policies.
Carey is a retired minister of the United Church of Canada, with sixteen years of experience as an evangelistic missionary in Japan and twenty years as area secretary for Asia and the Pacific for the Division of World Outreach of the United Church of Canada.

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