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More Presbyteries Approve Overtures on Homosexuality

The presbyteries of East Toronto and Calgary – Macleod both agreed at their November meetings to ask the church’s highest court to make the denomination more inclusive for homosexual members, ministers and candidates for ministry. Through an overture to General […]

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National Office Cuts Staff Positions

Three longtime employees at the denomination's national office were relieved of their duties in October. All three were part of the Life and Mission Agency. In an email

Templeton Santa

Thousands Vaccinated Thanks to Book Sales

For the last 35 years, Bruce Templeton has devoted the month of December to visiting children and assisting Santa Claus. During more than 1,000 visits to places like

New Cookbook Spotlights Local Eating

Dorothy Henderson, recently retired minister at Caven Presbyterian, Exeter, Ont., and local food - devotee, has written Loving It Local, a cookbook inspired by both her love of

Climate Crisis is ‘About Survival’

Faith leaders representing nine religions and hailing from 21 countries gathered in New York City on Sept. 21 and 22 to call for action on climate change. "We recognize


All Voices Must be Heard

At their November meetings at least two presbyteries will be considering overtures to General Assembly about the inclusion of homosexual people in the Presbyterian Church. Discussions began in

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Archives Exhibit Focuses on World War I

Sally Butterfield said it was hard to decide how to approach the topic of the Great War for an online exhibit she was creating as a summer student


Parliament Hill Hosts Christian Demonstrators

More than 1,000 Christians gathered on Parliament Hill on Sept. 6 to protest the violent aggression against Christians and other faith minorities in northern Iraq. Their aim was


Evangel Hall Offers Handmade Candles

Churches can make their Advent wreathes—and someone’s life—a little brighter with a set of beeswax candles creates by residents and clients of Evangel Hall Mission in Toronto. The candle

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‘The Will of Christ’

A movement that began with an open letter posted online is gaining traction in some of the courts of the church. The Presbytery of Waterloo - Wellington has

Knox College Celebrates 170 Years

"On November 5, 1844, in an upper room of a house on James Street, 14 students gathered for the founding class of a theological institution for the free

The Putin Problem – Opinion

During almost 15 years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has demonized the West while rebuilding Russia's military, largely with oil and gas revenues from customers in Europe. Masha Gessen, a


Commemorating the Confession

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Church's Confession to Aboriginal Peoples. To commemorate the historic event, the Presbyterian Church has been collecting stories of reconciliation and

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Indigenous Faith Leaders Reflect on Resilience and Climate Change

Indigenous peoples have a role to play in the struggle against climate change, indigenous faith leaders said during a panel at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change held

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Weaving Together Personal Faith and Climate Change

Although climate change is often thought of as something external to an individual person, it is interwoven with personal spirituality, as well. This was the conclusion of a

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Interfaith Service Calls for Hope in the Face of Climate Change

Two phoenix sculptures hung suspended from the ceiling, their bodies dotted with lights and their tail feathers unfurling above the heads of the faith leaders and adherents who

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Faith Leaders Call for Action on Climate Change

As hundreds of thousands of people flooded through the streets of New York City on September 21 in a march for action on climate change, 30 faith leaders


‘The Will of Christ’

A movement that began with an open letter online is gaining traction in some of the courts of the church. The Presbytery of Waterloo-Wellington has endorsed an overture

Presbyterian Publishes Memoir

Patricia Ann Boyes said she met Jesus when she was four years old. It was on the day she walked alone to the country church near her grandmother's

Assyrian Christian refugees fleeing Islamic State ISIS militants, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq - 11 Aug 2014

Prayer and Action

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled their homes as militants from the Islamic State (also commonly known as ISIS) swept through areas of eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq, killing or forcing out