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Canadian Girls In Training: 100 Years With A Purpose

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by Krista McCracken Last week 50 women gathered at a church along the North Shore of Lake Huron to celebrate their shared memories, reminisce over local connections, and reflect on the national Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT) movement.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of CGIT.  I volunteered during the local anniversary celebration and learned about what CGIT meant for… Read more »

Internal Conflict: 25 years of LGBT Advocacy in the United Church

By Krista McCracken Though the government of Canada legalized same-sex marriage in 2005, marriage remains a contested point of debate within many Canadian religious denominations.  Since the 1980s Christian denominations across Canada have debated and developed policies around human sexuality, marriage, and ordination. Currently, the Catholic Church and the Presbyterian Church in Canada do not condone gay marriage or the… Read more »