Posted: August 8, 2012 by Ty in Spirituality

Gossip is a destructive force in the church, and it is great to see a church stepping up with a huge teaching point on its destructive nature.

National Post | Life

Gossip, the bane of global Christendom, will be in the crosshairs of the United Church of Canada when delegates gather for their triennial summit in Ottawa next week.

The United Church — which will be dealing with controversial resolutions on “Israel/Palestine,” oil pipelines and Canadian mining activities in Central America, among many other things — should also “take a stand against the spreading of gossip in the same manner that it has taken a stand against gambling and other evils of society,” reads a resolution put forward by Manitoba’s Assiniboine Presbytery.

In addition to ripping apart families and destroying reputations, notes the two-page proposal, gossip “can cause people to switch churches or in some instances to stop attending church altogether.”

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Bruce Faurschou, the executive secretary of the church’s Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario conference, described a “riveting and energized” discussion overtaking the Brandon, Man., meeting of the Presbytery when the…

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  1. gold price says:

    The United Church — which will be dealing with controversial resolutions on “Israel/Palestine,” oil pipelines and Canadian mining activities in Central America, among many other things — should also “take a stand against the spreading of gossip in the same manner that it has taken a stand against gambling and other evils of society,” reads a resolution put forward by Manitoba’s Assiniboine Presbytery.

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