The conference, which has been held for over 50 years, is part of the implementation of the United Church of Canada
's statement to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada from March of 2014.
The United Church of Canada
was formed in 1925 through the union of Canadian Methodists, Congregationalists and about two-thirds of the Presbyterian churches in Canada.
To analyze the evolution of membership, child baptisms, and funerals, statistics from the United Church of Canada
, found in its annually published Yearbooks, were compiled.
Hamilton (United Church of Canada
) has been the General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches since 2002, Governor of and program presenter for the Canadian Centre for Diversity since 2004, and Co-President of the World Conference of Religions for Peace since 2006.
A Joint Committee of The Anglican Church in Canada and the United Church of Canada
submitted their response.
Its previous campaign attracted countering advertisements from the United Church of Canada
and condemnation from evangelical churches.
This book is about the straggle to preserve the Presbyterian Church in the city of Halifax after the creation of the United Church of Canada
"We wanted to show that Christians are about more than just words and debate," says Aaron McCarroll Gallegos, executive producer of WonderCafe.ca, an interactive, community Web site of The United Church of Canada
. "Christians are also about colors and sounds and healing in different ways.
The United Church of Canada
has donated "travel expenses to a Jewish group that supports a boycott of Israel.
Plenty of Protestant ministers have held public office in Canada; Manitoba's NDP MP Bill Blaikie is an ordained United Church of Canada
minister, as is Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert.
intervention even extends to the highest reaches of church and government in Canada...." Suggesting the Canadian government's reticence to criticize the United States because the Canadian economy was "beholden" to the United States, The Christian Century reported that an official of the United Church of Canada
called then-Canadian prime minister Lester Pearson "a puppy dog on L.B.J.'s leash." When rebuked by the United Church of Canada
for his statement, the official revised it, calling Pearson a puppy dog on Washington's leash so far as American policy in Vietnam is concerned." (14) The revision was certainly no retraction.
Inclusive of a great detailing of the African American Methodist Churches, Assemblies of God, Bahai, Baptist, Buddhist, Christian Church, Christian Science, Churches of Christ, Episcopalian and Anglican, Hindu, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jewish, Lutheran, Mennonite/Amish, Methodist, Mormon, Native American/First Nations, Orthodox Churches, Pentecostal Church of God, Presbyterian, Quaker, Reformed Church in America/Canada, Roman Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Canada
, and the United Church of Christ, How To Be A Perfect Stranger acts as a reference and well researched guide to a significant understanding of many of today's religions and their progression from historical backgrounds.