A New Creed

We are not alone, we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating,

who has come in Jesus the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit.

We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation,

to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.

 

PRESS RELEASE   Re: Hate Attacks

 

Toronto Conference of The United Church of Canada expresses its deep concern regarding hate attacks against Muslims which have recently occurred on the campus of the University of Toronto. These attacks cannot be ignored, nor supported in any way. We offer our support to our Muslim brothers and sisters who have been assaulted or felt threatened.

 

Many faith communities have worked for healing, reconciliation, and continued understanding, in our richly diverse society with its many races, religions, cultures and traditions. Within the United Church we enjoy opportunities to learn about, and work with, our sisters and brothers of the Islamic faith.

 

Toronto Conference of The United Church of Canada believes that, ideally, Canadian society strives for peace and the well-being of all people, through mutual respect for difference. Violent attitudes based on ignorance and fear have no place in Canada, where people of diversity strive for a more equitable and inclusive world.

 

Toronto Conference affirms that we all share responsibility for the peace and well-being of the society in which we live, and we strive to eliminate hatred and violence from in our society. Particularly in this World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence, we oppose any such actions of threat and violence, and affirm that we will continue to work to eradicate them.

 

 

Rev. Frances Ota                                                     

President, Toronto Conference, The United Church of Canada      

 

Rev. John Young-Jung Lee

Chair, Committee for Racial Justice, Toronto Conference, The United Church of Canada

 

 

 

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a minister of The United Church of Canada

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Updated March 17, 2006

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