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United Church Moderator-Elect Rev. Jordan Cantwell. Photo by Mike Milne

42nd General Council coverage

By Observer Staff

Reform recommendations coming . . . but not quite yet 
By David Wilson

Massive structural changes may be too much to handle in just one week
By Mike Milne

Commissioners urge United Church to divest from fossil fuels and Goldcorp 
By Trisha Elliott 

Support for Mideast peace, but no demand for divestment
By Mike Milne

Hump day at the 42nd General Council
By Trisha Elliott

Saskatchewan minister Rev. Jordan Cantwell elected as 42nd moderator 
By David Wilson

Decision on new-look church goes down to the wire 
By Mike Milne

Prairie populist
New moderator Jordan Cantwell combines an unorthodox style with a passion for justice
By David Wilson

Navigating the fault lines
The 42nd General Council showed that polarities, not creaky structures, are the United Church’s real challenge
By Trisha Elliott





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