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New Worship Resource for Healing and Reconciliation Sunday (May 22)

2022-05-16T12:53:47-04:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , , |

A PowerPoint is now available for congregations to use for worship on Healing and Reconciliation Sunday this year (May 22, 2022), or during any service for truth, healing and reconciliation.

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Video Presentation on Residential Schools and The Presbyterian Church in Canada

2021-09-27T11:11:40-04:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

This half-hour video gives a brief overview of The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s role in colonization and Residential Schools. It is intended as an educational tool to help people understand the ways in which racism and colonial attitudes shaped the church’s mission, with devastating consequences.

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Honouring the Children: Reconciliation and Residential Schools Fund Established

2022-04-13T17:27:02-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

The PCC has established a new fund to honour of the children who were lost at residential schools and all people living with the consequences of that legacy.

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A Statement Regarding Residential Schools

2021-07-04T19:15:03-04:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: , |

In response to the devastating confirmation of unmarked graves on the grounds of former residential schools in Canada, a statement was published, in consultation with the National Indigenous Ministry Council, and signed by the current and previous Moderator of General Assembly. It speaks, through repentance and lament and in humility, for the lives of all the children who were lost and makes many commitments for the church to act upon.

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A Statement Regarding Residential Schools

2022-05-13T10:02:19-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

The Presbyterian Church in Canada has issued a statement of repentance and commitment to action, aware of our responsibility with regard to the sin of colonialism and operation of Indian Residential Schools.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the PCC and Residential Schools

2022-01-05T10:12:34-05:00June 5th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

The following are answers to some of the questions people are asking about the unmarked graves found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Church staff are also available to answer any further questions. For more information, please contact Allyson Carr in Justice Ministries. Read the PCC’s initial statement and prayer [...]

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PCC Prays for the Lives Lost at Kamloops Indian Residential School

2022-01-05T10:17:44-05:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|

The Presbyterian Church in Canada grieves with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, who has released news that the unidentified graves of 215 children have been found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, as well as all those who lost family, friends or community members to Indian Residential Schools—for whom this news brings devastating pain, trauma and loss.

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Treaties and Covenants

2021-03-10T09:37:31-05:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|Tags: , |

The Rev. Kenn Stright, a retired Presbyterian minister and member of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee, writes about the significance of Treaty rights and why Mi’kmaq fishing rights are important to him.

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Systemic Racism: When an Individual’s Words Illuminate the Space in Which They’re Said

2022-12-02T10:04:36-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |

Dr. Allyson Carr, Associate Secretary of Justice Ministries, has written on the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman in a hospital in Quebec, and the racist words that were spoken to her by the hospital workers she was in the care of—words which illuminate the unacceptable and condemnable behaviour that is often permitted in our society as a result of systemic racism.

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