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Ottawa, September 22, 2020 – MiningWatch Canada and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada) have launched an electronic Parliamentary Petition in response to increasing extrajudicial attacks on civilians and human rights defenders in the Philippines since 2016. “The Philippines is now one of the two most dangerous countries for those who defend human and environmental rights according to Global Witness,” says Patricia Lisson of ICHRP-Canada,...

Due to an increasing number of cases, the provincial government has re-instituted stricter safety regulations in Montreal, Quebec City and the Chaudière-Appalaches region, designating them as Orange Zones. The size of organized gatherings — in rented rooms and places of worship, for example — has been reduced from 250 to 50 people across the whole province. In orange zones, the capacity is being reduced further, to 25. This applies to all worship services, weddings, baptisms, funerals. Learn...

Many of you have been using Zoom for your worship. But you may be going back into your sanctuary soon, and wondering how to keep the Zoom aspect of worship going - which includes having people at a distance participating in leadership. If you have a large screen, you may be thinking of using it. The issue is that the computer that is being used to do worship on Zoom is often hopping from one thing to another - a regular Zoom screen, to PowerPoint, to a video.... Searching for...

This guide  is meant to be a companion for families as they celebrate Creation Time with their faith community. It is a list of discussion questions and activities to help worshippers of all-ages engage from their homes. The theme for each week follows a part of creation (water, earth, plants, animals) and ends with "gratitude" on Thanksgiving Sunday. The themes can be paired with the Year A Hebrew Bible lectionary readings, which focus on living-off-the-land and God's provision. In addition,...

In light of Nakonha:ka Regional’s commitment to the ministries and work in the Philippines, I would like to share with you a short reflection I was asked to write by the World Council of Churches (WCC) on my human rights pilgrimage to the Philippines last August 2019. The WCC in partnership with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) embarked on a Pilgrim Team Visit to the Philippines from 09 to 13 August 2019, to listen, learn, and bear witness to the country's escalating...

Following a period of uncertainty, discernment, and careful deliberation, the Board of Governors of the United Theological College at their August 13 meeting decided, with regret, to sell UTC’s building at McGill University. Patty Evans, Chair of the UTC Board of Governors, commented, “We are confident this decision will allow us to preserve our presence in Montreal, in Quebec, and in Eastern Ontario, and to advance our core mission: forming leaders for ministry, in English and in French, in...