United Church of Canada


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United Church of Canada

n
(Christian Churches, other) the largest Protestant denomination in Canada, formed in the 1920s by incorporating some Presbyterians and most Methodists

Unit′ed Church′ of Can′ada



n.
a Protestant denomination formed in 1924–25 from the merging of the Canadian Methodist and Congregational churches and most Presbyterians.
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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 in 1925.
"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.
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