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Karen Horst Named Sole Nominee for Moderator of the 2015 General Assembly

On April 1 votes from presbyteries were tallied and Rev. Karen Horst was named sole nominee for moderator of the 2015 General Assembly.

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Kenora Emergency Shelter May Have to Close

The Presbyterian mission that provides the only emergency shelter in Kenora, Ont., announced it might have to close down the shelter portion of its operations as of June

New Head of Life and Mission Agency Announced

The Life and Mission Agency Committee announced in March that Rev. Ian McDonald has been named the new general secretary of the Life and Mission Agency, pending approval

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance to Become Part of World Council of Churches

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance will be reconstituted as a part of the World Council of Churches, the organizations announced in March. As an ecumenical initiative of the WCC, the EAA will

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L’Arche Founder Jean Vanier Awarded Templeton Prize

Jean Vanier has been awarded the Templeton Prize, an award given to extraordinary individuals who, in the words of the late Sir John Templeton, are "entrepreneurs of the spirit." Vanier founded the

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Newest Ghanaian Church Installs Session

On Jan. 25, Calgary's newest Presbyterian congregation ordained six members to the office of the ruling eldership and admitted them to session. The Ghanaian Presbyterian Church, Calgary, began as

Presbyterians Sharing Fund Receives $7.87 Million in 2014

The main mission and ministry fund of the Presbyterian Church received a total of $7.87 million from congregations and individual donors in 2014, exceeding its budgeted goal of

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Supreme Court Says Yes to Assisted Dying

NDP justice critic Francoise Boivin reacts to the Supreme Court of Canada decision on assisted suicide following question period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, February 6,

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Malawi Floods Spread Disease

Heavy rainfall in mid - January caused flooding in southern Malawi, killing 276 people, devastating crops and livestock, sweeping away over 2,000 homes and displacing 230,000 residents, according

Statement on Aboriginal Spiritual Practices Released

A one - page statement outlining the denomination's stance on Aboriginal spiritual practices was released in February. It draws on the church's 1994 Confession to Aboriginal Peoples, Living

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The Little Church That Could

At St. Andrew's in Sutton, Ont., a town on Lake Simcoe, the congregation is small. Tiny even. However, it grows to nearly four times its size when considering

Ploughshares Director Resigns

John Siebert, executive director of Project Ploughshares, a peace and disarmament organization supported by the Presbyterian Church, has resigned after 10 years of service. "It's been an incredible

A Call for Ideas

A subcommittee of Assembly Council is asking for suggestions from groups and individuals as it works on a strategic plan for the denomination. The task was assigned to the

PWS&D Director Moves On

Ken Kim announced in January he would be resigning from his position as executive director of Presbyterian World Service & Development to become the leader of disaster response

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Freedom From Hatred

We have all been shocked by the attacks in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and on shoppers in a Jewish grocery. They are assaults on our

Thanks for the Conversation

January the Record asked, Can We Talk? An example of two people disagreeing, with respect and openness, played out on Facebook in January on a page for friends

New Mission Staff Named

International Ministries announced the appointment of Michelle Verwey as a mission worker at the invitation of the Presbyterian Church’s partner, the Church of North India. Verwey has served

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Presbyterian World Service & Development Director Moves On

Ken Kim announced today he would be resigning from his position as executive director of Presbyterian World Service & Development to become the leader of disaster response at World

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A Call for Ideas

A subcommittee of Assembly Council is asking for suggestions from groups and individuals as it works on a strategic plan for the denomination. The task of creating a strategic

Project Ploughshares Director Resigns

John Siebert, executive director of Project Ploughshares, a peace and disarmament organization supported by the Presbyterian Church, has resigned after 10 years of service. “It’s been an incredible privilege