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Office Files
CA ON00340 F552-3-1 · Subseries · 1998-2013
Part of United Church of Canada Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit fonds

Area Secretaries were Lee Holland (East & Central Africa, 2001-), Wendy Gichuru (East & Central Africa and the Middle East, 2003), Gary Kenny (South Africa, 2002-2003).

Program Coordinators were Wendy Gichuru (East & Central Africa, and the Middle East, 2004-2009), Gary Kenny (South Africa & Emergency Response, 2004-2009). In 2010 the Africa Desk jointed the Partners in Mission Unit. The Program Coordinator was Wendy Gichuru (Africa and Middle East, 2010-2013).

Jay Scott, Nyambura Githaiga, Kimberly Bennett, Diane Mitchell, Josie Forcadilla were Administrative Support/Program Assistants.

Subseries consists of records of Area Secretaries, Program Coordinators and Administrative Support/Program Assistants, 1998-2013; records of Africa Area Committee, 1995-1998.

CA ON00340 F552-3-2 · Subseries · 1992-2015
Part of United Church of Canada Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit fonds

Subseries consists of unit records re partners in specific nations in Africa: Angola, 1999-2012; Botswana, 1998-2010; Congo, 1999-2012; Eritrea, 1994-2001; Ethiopia, 1998-2005; Kenya, 1991-2015; Lesotho, 1995-2013; Mozambique, 1998-2012; Namibia, 1999-2010; Rwanda, 1992-1996; South Africa, 1999-2012; Sudan, 1989-2012; Tanzania, 1995-2012; Zaire, 1999-2000; Zambia, 1991-2012; Zimbabwe, 1999-2013.

CA ON00340 F552-3-3 · Subseries · 2003-2012
Part of United Church of Canada Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit fonds

The United Church of Canada’s involvement with partnerships with the Middle East began in the Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit in 2003. Work in the Unit was overseen by Area Secretaries (2002-2004), then Program Coordinators (2005-2010). In 2003, work was coordinated by an Area Secretary for South Asia/Pacific Islands and Middle East. In 2004, the Middle East fell under the work of the Area Secretary for East & Central Africa and The Middle East. From 2005-2009, work related to the Middle East was coordinated by a Program Coordinator for East & Central Africa and the Middle East.

From 2010 until the end of 2012, work related to the Middle East was part of the Partners in Mission Unit. The Africa and Middle East program was overseen by Program Coordinator, Wendy Gichuru.

In 2013, the Communities in Ministry and Partners in Mission units were merged to create Church in Mission. In the Church in Mission Unit, work related to Africa and Middle East was a part of Church in Partnership, the work divided up by Team Leaders and Program Coordinators.

Subseries consist of records re partners in Middle East: Afghanistan, 2005-2012, Iraq, 2005-2009; Israel/Palestine, 2009-2010; Jerusalem, 2003-2012; Lebanon, 2012.

Partners in Asia
CA ON00340 F552-4 · Series · 1978-2012
Part of United Church of Canada Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit fonds

Under the major reorganization of 2002, work related to Asia was moved to the Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit. Work in the Unit was overseen by Area Secretaries (2002-2004), then Program Coordinators (2005-2010). From 2002-2003, work related to Asia was divided into South Asia/Pacific Islands and East Asia/Philippines. For 2004, work was divided into South Asia and East Asia/Philippines. In 2005, work was spread between South Asia/Pacific and Asia. In 2006, it was divided into South Asia/Pacific, and East/South-East Asia. In 2007 it changed to one Program Coordinator for East and South-East Asia. From 2008-2010, work fell under Asia. From 2010 until the end of 2012, work related to Asia was part of the Partners in Mission Unit. The Asia program was overseen by Program Coordinator, Bern Jagunos.

In 2013, the Communities in Ministry and Partners in Mission units were merged to create Church in Mission. In the Church in Mission Unit, work related to Asia was a part of Church in Partnership, the work divided up by Team Leaders and Program Coordinators.

Series consists of the following subseries: Office Files, 1978-2011; Records re Partners in Asia, 1986-2013; Records re Ecumenical Organizations and Partnerships, 1999-2012.

Records re Twinning
CA ON00340 F552-6-5 · Subseries · 1995-2008
Part of United Church of Canada Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit fonds

Twinning was a project of the DWO which was developed, coordinated and resourced by the Education for Engagement program of the division in 1996. Twinning was a program for people in congregations or groups of The UCC who wished to enter into a long-term, sustained and mutual relationship with a congregation or group of a UCC overseas partner church or organization and vice versa.

Records re United for Peace
CA ON00340 F552-6-6 · Subseries · 2007-2010
Part of United Church of Canada Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit fonds

The United for Peace Campaign launched in 2007. The campaign was developed out of deep concern for the people of Israel and Palestine. The campaign’s goal was to raise funds to support non-violent ways to seek peace with justice for the Israeli and Palestinian communities and the ethnic populations within their nations. The focus of the campaign was later broadened to reflect the UCC’s fundamental commitment to peace and support for all who work toward a just peace in Canada and other parts of the worlds.

CA ON00340 F552-7 · Series · 1973-2014
Part of United Church of Canada Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit fonds

Work relating to Overseas Mission personnel was transferred from the former Division of World Outreach unit to the newly formed Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations unit in 2002. The unit coordinated the sending and receiving of mission personnel as an expression of partnership in God’s mission. Global mission personnel sent and received by the United Church symbolizes the church’s commitment to provide solidarity and to nurture global partnership, to enable the sharing of faith perspectives, to share skills, and to engage people in the work for global justice.

The cluster was titled Global Mission Personnel from 2002-2004, then the People in Partnership from 2005-2012. Patricia Talbot was Program Officer: Global Mission Personnel from 2002-2004, and Program Coordinator: People in Partnership, from 2005-2012.

In 2013, People in Partnership became part of the Church in Mission Unit.

Subseries consists of Administration and Office Files, 1987-2014; Records of Committees, 1997-2011; Personnel Files, 1992-2015; Scholarship Files, Records Relating to Scholarships, 1987-2012; Records Relating to Mutuality in Mission, 1973-1998.

CA ON00340 F552-8 · Series · 1992-2013
Part of United Church of Canada Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit fonds

Work of the Education for Justice unit originated in the Education for Engagement unit of the Division of World Outreach. Work was transferred to the Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations unit when it was created in 2002.

This unit worked in close co-operation with Conferences to support groups and individuals in congregations, presbyteries, and Conferences by providing information and justice education resources that enable involvement in and connection between global and local justice issues. Principal vehicles were Mandate magazine and the mission theme. It also enabled people-to-people links through programs like Face to Face and supported mission interpretation by overseas personnel in Conferences and exposures trips by United Church groups to partners overseas.

The Justice portfolio was a part of Refugees, Immigration and Justice from 2002-2005. During 2005, JGER reorganized the educational work within the unit to better coordinate and integrate education about Canadian and global social justice issues, as well as to provide further support for United church members wanting to directly engage with global partners. Two new portfolios, Education for Justice and People in Mission, were created, and Education for Engagement ended. This reorganization provided opportunity for increased educational initiatives like Water in Focus.

Series consists of the following subseries: Records re Global Education Development, 2002-2013; Records re Education for Engagement, 1992-2010; Records re Education for Justice, 1997-2011.

CA ON00340 F552-9-4 · Subseries · 1981-2007
Part of United Church of Canada Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit fonds

The Migration and Refugees portfolio goal was education, leadership/congregational development, policy development, and advocacy with the United Church for the rights of refugees, internally displaced & migrants with the federal government & internationally.

Subseries consists of records of Heather MacDonald (Program Coordinator: Refugees, Immigration and Justice, 2002-2004, Program Coordinator: Race Relations, Refugees and Immigration Advocacy, 2005-2006).