Follow-Up to the National Healing and Reconciliation Gathering

/Follow-Up to the National Healing and Reconciliation Gathering

During the National Healing and Reconciliation Gathering on September 15-17 in Pickering, Ont., participants discussed ways that members of The Presbyterian Church in Canada could get involved in reconciliation. The following are some of their ideas:

  • Become a KAIROS Blanket Exercise facilitator
  • Raise awareness and talk with elected officials about Bill C-262 and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Engage youth and young adults in conversations about reconciliation
  • Participate in and plan local events to mark Treaty Day/Week (varies by treaty area), Orange Shirt Day (Sept. 30), Sisters in Spirit (Oct. 4), etc.
  • Stay connected to other reconciliation leaders
    • Presbytery or Synod level – groups could form to share updates and encouragement
    • National level – Justice Ministries will host webinars to offer support on engaging with issues (i.e. the UN Declaration, Call to Action #59, etc.)
  • Explore the possibility of future regional/national Reconciliation Gatherings

For more information about how you can engage in these acts of reconciliation, contact Carragh Erhardt (ext. 278).

Participants at the National Healing and Reconciliation Gathering.

Participants at the National Healing and Reconciliation Gathering.

2017-12-13T13:17:07+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation|Comments Off on Follow-Up to the National Healing and Reconciliation Gathering