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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

David MacDonald

David MacDonald has been a United Church minister since 1961. He was elected six times as a member of Parliament and served as secretary of state and minister of communications. He was the Canadian ambassador to Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. Since 1998, he has been a special advisor to the United Church on indigenous justice and Indian residential schools.

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David MacDonald

Made-in-Canada Faith

New books show the United Church's distinctive blend of religion and politics May 2014
On June 11, 1925, the day after the United Church of Canada came into existence, Lucy Maud Montgomery, wife of a continuing Presbyterian minister, wrote in her diary, “in Nature the births of living things do not take place in this fashion … No, ’tis no ‘birth.’ It is rather the wedding of two old…