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  • Important Information on the CUC Conference Opening Ceremony The CUC’s 2018 National Conference takes place at McMaster University in Hamilton ON from May 18-20, 2018, and we want your congregation to be represented in the Opening Ceremony! There will be a virtual banner parade, i.e. images of each congregation and their banners will be presented on-screen. Please send in jpg or png format, for ...
  • Rev. Fred Cappuccino Talks Racial Justice Rev. Fred Cappuccino, UU minister and founder of Child Haven International, will be featured in the CUC’s “Let’s Talk Racial Justice” racial justice webinar on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 8 – 9:30 p.m. ET.  Rev. Cappuccino will share his unique experiences in Selma, Alabama in 1965. Participants will then discuss current racial justice issues in ...
  • The Edict of Torda: A Landmark Event in Unitarian History Many, perhaps most, Unitarians have probably never heard of the Edict of Torda. But the relative obscurity of this event, which occurred some 450 years ago this month in what is now Romania, makes it no less significant. The edict marked a pivotal moment in both Unitarian history and the broader issue of religious toleration, ...
  • As a New Year Begins by Kate Lore Great Spirit of Life, as a new year begins, we turn inward to reflect about the state of our lives: What lessons have we learned in the past year and which new ones now call us forward? To whom do we still owe an apology or expression of thanks? And with whom must we draw fresh ...
  • In Times of Cold We Seek the Warming Fire By Rev. Brian Kiely In times of darkness we stumble towards the tiny flame. In times of cold we seek the warming fire. In times of repression we reach for the lamp of truth. In times of loss we pray for the comforting light. In times of joy we light a candle of celebration. Spirit of Life, as we kindle this light, ...
  • The Surprises of UU History: Christmas Was Outlawed by the Puritans, and Universalists and Unitarians Revived It By Rev. Julie Stoneberg Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough The end of the year has been marked by celebrations from time immemorial. In agrarian cultures, it meant that people could finally relax: crops were harvested, the days short, and food and wine stocked in the cellars.   Celtic peoples commemorated winter solstice with rituals and revelry. Worshipers of Mithras in ...
  • A Preview of Streams at the 2018 Annual Conference and Meeting “As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice.” This vision of our national faith community asks us to live this out through actions of love and justice. We are called to work together from a place of love to bring justice to all beings. The 2018 ...
  • Statement on National Housing Strategy  A statement by the CUC National Voice Team on the announcement of a national housing strategy. The CUC National Voice Team consists of the President of the CUC Board, the President of the UU Ministers of Canada, and the CUC Executive Director. On behalf of the members of the Canadian Unitarian Council and the Unitarian Universalist ...
  • What Does the December Season Evoke for You? For many of us, the holidays are a time to connect with family and friends, to catch up on stories and journeys over food and drink, and to spend time with loved ones. Some of us revel in the excitement of getting that must-have LeapPad for the precious 4 year old in our lives, the ...
  • Blessing for Hope for World AIDS Day By Maureen Killoran It has been a long struggle, and our work is far from over. As we go forth, may we be empowered by the Spirit of Hope and Healing, whose one name is God, and whose other name is Love. May the blessings of Love be upon us and within us: May Love’s truth be upon our vision. May Love’s wisdom ...

 

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