On October 11, 2018, The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council), stating that parliament does not have a duty to consult Indigenous peoples when making laws. In November 2018, the Moderator, along with ecumenical partners1 sent a letter [...]
In 2017 the Women’s Missionary Auxiliary program at Paris Presbyterian Church in Paris, Ontario participated in activities related to the theme: “Discover Truth, Seek Reconciliation. Aid Healing.”
By the Rev. Sandra Franklin-Law, minister of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Eckville, Alberta The Synod of Alberta and the Northwest met on October 20 for its annual educational event. This year’s theme centred around reconciliation and what we can do in our congregations to honour the Truth and Reconciliation [...]
By the Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim, Interim Director of Academic Programs & Asian Centre Director, Knox College On October 11, the Asian-Canadian Centre for Theology and Ministry (Knox College) and Justice Ministries hosted the 12th Crossing Cultures Together event with a focus on the relationship between Indigenous people and newcomers [...]
On October 12, a group of Indigenous people and friends from the ecumenical community gathered at The Forks by the Red and Assiniboine Rivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a vigil to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada stated that “the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is the framework for reconciliation at all levels and across all sectors of Canadian society.” Private Member’s Bill C-262 was introduced by Romeo Saganash in 2016 to outline a framework for ensuring [...]
Following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, KAIROS launched the Winds of Change campaign with a focus on Education for Reconciliation – ensuring that all provinces and territories implement Call to Action 62.i. In Call to Action 62.i, the TRC calls on governments in [...]
Sunday, September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, a day for communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well being, to hear stories of residential schools survivors and to imagine a better future.
In the early 7th century BCE, Ezekiel was living in Babylonia as part of the first wave of people sent into exile. In the mid 1700s, the Blackfoot Confederacy experienced first contact with Europeans.
Approximately 40 people attended the Atlantic Mission Society’s (AMS) Discovery Days event in Truro NS, April 27-28, 2018. The event focused on reconciliation. On Friday evening, the Rev. Dawn Griffiths, minister of Hartsville Presbyterian Church in PEI, led worship. She preached on Jacob and Easu and shared a personal account [...]