Decisions on right relations work focused on continuing reconciliation and genuine reparation by upholding the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell has had a stole designed that will be passed down from Moderator to Moderator.
On Thursday evening, Youth Forum pilgrims gathered with commissioners to remember the church’s colonial legacy while recommitting to the work of right relations.
Moderator-elect the Rev. Dr. Richard Bott addresses questions regarding his vision.
Wrap-up of Day 6, Thursday, July 26, at GC43 (bilingual).
Several decisions related to governance came before the United Church’s General Council on the morning of Thursday, July 26.
The United Church of Canada has elected the Rev. Richard Bott, 49, from Vancouver as its 43rd Moderator from a field of 10 nominees.
Chris Pullenayegem presents the General Council prayer room, where participants are praying for every pastoral charge from coast to coast.
Volunteers with the Local Arrangements Committee work from the time commissioners and guests at GC43 arrive until they leave at night to ensure that their needs are met.