Canadian Unitarian eNews | Issue #10, November 2011






CUC Statement on the Occupy Movement

CUC Fall Regional Gatherings
WHAT BEGAN in the Wall Street financial district of New York City this September has sparked Occupy protests in Canada and around the world. Canadian Unitarians recognize that it is both a moral and religious imperative to speak out when we see social, environmental, or economic injustice — our principles demand we do this. We are seeing democracy in action!

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Regional Gatherings Remind Us
We Belong to Something Bigger

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SINGING, STEWARDSHIP, democracy, housing, social action and strengthening congregations were key themes that engaged well over 250 participants at CUC’s Regional Fall Gatherings, held in Fredericton, Peterborough, Edmonton and Kelowna in October. It's easy, when busy with the day to day responsibilities of a congregation, to forget that one of our great gifts is the larger community of Unitarians and Universalists we are a part of.

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UU Leaders From 5 Nations
Attend ‘Tent Summit’ in Boston

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THE LEADERS (presidents, executive directors, bishops and others) of the five largest member groups in the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) gathered in Boston, Massachusetts last week, at a “Tent Summit.”

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NorthWest Becomes a Welcoming Congregation

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RAINBOW FLAGS adorned the sanctuary of the Unitarian Fellowship of NorthWest Toronto on November 6th, as members and friends celebrated its accreditation as a Welcoming Congregation. Art Brewer, Chair of CUC's Gender and Sexual Diversity Monitoring Group and champion of the Welcoming Congregations process was part of the ceremony.

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Triple Celebration in Olinda

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THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Church of Olinda, between Windsor and Leamington in southwestern Ontario, celebrated three major events this past Sunday. It was the 131st anniversary of the founding of the congregation as a Universalist parish. Work was completed on building renovations. And it was the 10th anniversary of the installation of Olinda’s minister, Reverend Christine Hillman.

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