Church in Action Video

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Church In Action, Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A glimpse of social justice ministries of Maritime Conference through the years.  This 8-minute video was prepared by the Church in Action Committee for the 93rd Annual Meeting of Maritime Conference in May 2018 and was shown as part of the theme #TrueStory. (film editing by Todd Fraser of Sackville, NB)  

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Letter to UCC Pension Board re: Goldcorp, Inc

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Church In Action, Uncategorized | 0 comments

At the Annual Meeting of Maritime Conference in May 2018 in Sackville, NB, participants heard Sister Maudilia Lopez Cardona describing the impact that Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine has had in San Miguel Ixtahuacan, Guatemala.  This is a follow-up letter which asks the Pension Board to support demands for reparations from communities affected by the mines. Letter […]

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Fracking letter sample 2018

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Church In Action, Committee News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Letters have been sent to key government leaders in the area urging them to proceed cautiously before opening doors to “fracking” (hydraulic-fracturing) and onshore shale gas explorations once again.  The Environmental Working Group has crafted a letter in June 2018 on behalf of the Church in Action committee, citing the 2012 position taken by Maritime […]

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Refugee and Immigration Matters

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Church In Action, Committee News, Events, Featured Slider, Notices | 0 comments

Refugee and Immigration Matters

This page is updated regularly with information and links relating to refugee sponsorship and advocacy.         First Steps When Considering Sponsorship Two Page Overview – for those exploring refugee sponsorship Detailed Information Resource on Refugee Sponsorship (ISANS – prepared by the Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia).  Specific to Nova Scotia but […]

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Called to Communion, Committed to Justice

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Church In Action, News Releases | 0 comments

”Called to Communion, Committed to Justice: The Accra Confession Ten Years Later” On behalf of the United Church of Canada, Laura Hunter, Maritime Conference Minister for Justice and Stewardship, will be attending a global consultation in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Accra Confession  in Hannover, Germany, November 2 to 6, 2014. This upcoming […]

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Gaza: Put Prayers Into Action

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in All News, Church In Action, Committee News, Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gaza: Put Prayers Into Action

In response to the current, on-going tragedy in Gaza, there are things we can do to show our deep concern for those facing daily fear, death and destruction. We can speak up for life, peace and justice for both peoples. Please join our partner churches through Kairos Canada and respond to the attached invitation to […]

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Palestine and Israel – Recent Violence

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Blogs, Church In Action, Committee News | 1 comment

Palestine and Israel  – Recent Violence

  When Will It end? – The Death of Children and Youth Please pray for calm, restraint and peace for all peoples in Israel and Palestine. At this time of heightened anger and violence, may they and we not lose all hope for peace, compassion and justice. Here is a message from Tina Whitehead, United […]

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A Force More Powerful

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A Force More Powerful is a Documentary series which explores one of the 20th century’s most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, and nominated for an Emmy, A Force More Powerful premiered on PBS in September 2000. (2 X 84 min

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Middle East Spring 2014

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Church In Action, Events | 0 comments

March 25 – April 8, 2014 Palestine and Israel  An in-depth exposure trip to Palestine and Israel, with a choice to extend the trip to Jordan or Turkey Hosted by Garth Mundle and Betty Marlin Tours and visits to historical sites, with focus on current places of interest and concern Includes transportation within Middle East, […]

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Living Waters Presbytery statements on Water and Salmon

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Church In Action, News Releases, Notices | 0 comments

Living Waters Presbytery of Toronto Conference recently expressed concern to the government of Canada about the various practices that threaten the availability of fresh water. They also expressed concern to the governments of British Columbia and of Canada about the state of the Fraser River and the detrimental effect on the Salmon population. Living Waters […]

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