The Presbyterian Church in Canada is deeply concerned with events and news surrounding pipeline construction on Wet’suwet’en territory. The Moderator has issued a special statement regarding this situation.
Carragh Erhardt, Program Assistant, Justice Ministries, reflects on the work of the PCC’s involvement in reconciliation and Indigenous rights in 2019—what we have been doing, and where we are heading.
Learn about Knox (Waterloo) Presbyterian Church's weekend of listening, learning, and action through a workshop and service centered on reconciliation with Indigenous people.
Pastoral Letter and Prayer of Lament for Children Who Died or Never Returned Home from Indian Residential Schools
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.
The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Reclaiming Power and Place, came out on June 3, 2019. Read the report and pray with us.
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 [...]
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 [...]