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41st General Council Coverage

By Observer Staff

Welcome to The United Church Observer's coverage of the 41st General Council, taking place in Ottawa between Aug. 11 and 18, 2012. Check back for daily stories and photos from the meeting floor at Carleton University.


Day One

All eyes on Israel-Palestine report as commissioners descend on Ottawa
By Mike Milne
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Day Two
Commissioners vote to change church crest and update doctrinal statements
By David Wilson and Mike Milne
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Day Three
Moderator nominees make their pitches to commissioners 
By David Wilson
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Review of church operations and structure could lead to sweeping changes 
By Mike Milne
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Day Four
Discussion begins on Mideast report calling for limited boycott
By Mike Milne
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Congregations urged to resist the ‘evil’ of gossip
By David Wilson
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Day Five
United Church moves closer to boycott of products from Israeli settlements
By Mike Milne
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Day Six
In a historic decision, commissioners elect Rev. Gary Paterson as the United Church’s 41st moderator
By David Wilson
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Day Seven
General Council affirms boycott of settlement products and opposition to Israeli occupation
By Mike Milne
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