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‘Fantastic’ Women Named

Karen Hamilton greets Pope Francis in Rome. A list of 100 “fantastic Canadian Christian women leaders” has been compiled by the Bridgeway Foundation, a private supporter of Canadian non – profit organizations. A Presbyterian made the list: Rev. Dr. Dorcas […]

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Presbytery of Montreal Responds to Charter of Values

The Presbytery of Montreal has called on the government of Quebec and the National Assembly to withdraw or defeat Bill 60, the controversial Quebec Charter of Values, which

Diversity Forum Turns 10

An annual event exploring the ethnic and racial diversity of the Presbyterian Church in Canada will celebrate its 10th year at Knox College, Toronto, in May. Crossing Cultures

Update on South Sudan

In the February issue, the Record reported on the ongoing violence in South Sudan between President Salva Kiir’s military and rebel supporters of ousted vice-president Riek Machar. A

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Outlook Grim for Syria

A civil war that has lasted three years and claimed 130,000 lives looks to be no closer to a resolution. As of mid-February, peace talks in Syria have

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Presbyterians Honoured with Cree Naming Ceremony

Pictured are Paula Sampson, director of VST’s Native Ministries program; Dorothy Visser, Hummingbird Ministries elder; Patricia Dutcher-Walls; Mary Fontaine, executive director; Rebecca Simpson; Laura Fortin, elder, and Ruth

Thunder Bay Church Deals with Ceiling Collapse

When Rev. Joyce Yanishewski preached for the call at Andrew’s, Thunder Bay, Ont., she jokes that she literally brought the ceiling down. The week before she preached in July

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Presbyterian Couple Will $850,000 to Church Agencies

The estate of an Ontario couple gifted the Presbyterian Church with a large donation in January. Marion and Bruce Berry of Thornhill Presbyterian willed $850,000 to Presbyterian World

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Presbyterians Share $7.8 Million

Graph: Presbyterians Sharing income 1999-2013 A total of $7.8 million was donated to the church’s national mission and ministry fund in 2013, falling short of the $8 million budgeted

UnCommon Grace

“What happens to others should make me care,” says Rev. Victor Kim on the phone. “This person, forced into labour, is my sister. We are all interconnected.” Kim is

Stevie Cameron and the Governor General, David Johnston.

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Cameron Receives Order of Canada

Stevie Cameron, author and investigative journalist, and a member of St. Andrew’s King Street, Toronto, received the Order of Canada Dec. 12, 2013 at a ceremony at Rideau

VST Sells Iona Building

The Vancouver School of Theology announced in January it is selling its iconic Iona Building to the University of British Columbia for $28 million. VST continues to own nearby

Support for Refugees

In early December, Rev. Dr. David Sutherland and 46 other prominent Canadians, including leaders of the United, Anglican and Lutheran churches, signed a statement in support of refugees. “At

CGIT Looking to 100

Canadian Girls in Training, or CGIT, will mark its 100th anniversary in 2015. In preparation for the event, the organization is seeking personal stories from past participants and

A man unloads food assistance supplied by the International Red Cross to help the thousands who have fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan.

Violence in South Sudan

Violence continued in South Sudan following a bloody conflict that erupted December 15. Many—including President Salva Kiir—are saying an attempted coup by supporters of Kiir’s rival, former vice-president

Attacks on Christians in India

Members of the Church of North India were attacked with canes and water cannons by Delhi police on Dec. 11 for rallying for the rights of Dalit Christians

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Give Thanks for His Life

On Dec. 5, the world bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, a man whose name and image have become symbols of the struggle against apartheid and, in its wake,

Assembly Council Discusses Committees, Finances

At the November meeting of the Assembly Council discussions focused on the size and number of national church committees and an update on the denomination’s finances. The council is

Presbyterians Released in South Sudan

Members of the clergy in the Presbyterian Church in South Sudan, a partner church of PC(USA)’s World Mission, were released in November after nearly seven months of imprisonment. Rev.

Meet the 2014 Moderator Nominees

There are three names on presbyteries’ ballots for moderator of this year’s General Assembly. The three nominees took some time out of the busy Advent season to tell