Affirming Ministry

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UTC is an Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada. We embrace the diversity of all God’s people as we offer hospitality and welcome.

In January of 2004, The United Theological College / Le Séminaire Uni, became the first college of the United Church to publicly commit itself to being an open and welcome space for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. This public declaration, made after a considerable reflection by the UTC Board of Governors, students and faculty, reflected a reality that had been lived by the College well before 2004. Despite debates waged in public and political forums, we had long believed it necessary to speak of our faith convictions, of justice and first class citizenship for all of God’s people and to speak in the language of theology which is ours.