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Pastoral Letter and Prayer of Lament for Children Who Died or Never Returned Home from Indian Residential Schools

2019-10-01T15:46:17-04:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|

As of September 30, 2019, the names of 2,800 children who died or never returned home from Indian Residential Schools have been made public. There are more names yet to be found and much work lies ahead to gather the names and stories of these lost children, and to honour their lives.

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Orange Shirt Day is Sept. 30: Residential School Children Honoured

2019-09-26T11:50:09-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

On Monday, September 30, wear an orange shirt to honour Survivors and stand in solidarity with Indigenous communities and everyone working to support healing and reconciliation.

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Church Leaders Express Support for Indigenous Rights

2019-08-16T14:50:25-04:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation|

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 [...]

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Reflection on Grandmothers’ Tea

2018-12-06T11:29:49-05:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|

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.”

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Preparing for the Journey of Reconciliation

2018-12-11T11:34:11-05:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|

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 [...]

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Crossing Cultures Together 2018: “Shaping Our Future Together”

2018-12-06T16:33:18-05:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|

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 [...]

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Coming Together: KAIROS Regional Gathering

2019-06-04T20:15:03-04:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|

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.

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Take Action! Contact Senators about Bill C-262

2019-08-12T13:22:32-04:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation|

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 [...]

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KAIROS Report Card on Call to ACTION 62.i – How is Your Province Doing?

2018-10-10T09:57:08-04:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation|

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 [...]

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Orange Shirt Day: Honouring Children Who Went To Residential Schools on September 30

2019-01-07T11:31:02-05:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

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.

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