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A Message from the Social and Ecological Justice Commission Recently, the Social and Ecological Justice Commission endorsed a private members motion which urges the Canadian Government to create a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income for all Canadians over the age of 18 years. A letter in support and signed by our Regional Council president, David Layton-Brown, has been sent to the Prime Minister, deputy Prime Minister and leaders of the opposition parties. It is our hope that the federal...

Here's a link to our 2020 Pride Newsletter  which includes resources on how to: Create a public sign of welcome to the LGBTQ2S community Record a "Happy Pride" greeting for the virtual pride celebrations Join with United Church friends on Sunday, June 28 at 1PM for a gathering Share For the Great Diversity prayer in your own worship and social media Join in a community pride event -- add your event on our website Sing David Kai's wonderful hymn, We Are A Rainbow

We love because God first loved us. Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from God is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also. -1 John 4:19-21 Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. -Cornel West A Regional Statement on Anti-Black Violence and Racism - June 8, 2020 Racism is an...

Currents follows the recent meeting of the Shining Waters Regional Council Executive held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Minutes from all commissions and committees are posted here, once they are approved. In the meantime, here is the latest decisions: The Executive passed a motion that the in-person regional meeting currently scheduled for October 16 - 18, 2020, be moved to an online meeting, and include a Celebration of Ministries service held online. Details are still to be determined....