A Christmas message from Dr. Allyson Carr, Associate Secretary, Justice Ministries.
The Rev. Wally Hong, minister at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls, Ont., writes about why reconciliation is important to recent Canadian immigrants.
“Speaking Out”: One Congregation’s Experience of the Study Guide, Speaking Out Against Racism and Hate in Canada
The Rev. John Borthwick, minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Guelph, Ont., reflects on his congregation’s study about racism and hate in Canada.
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.
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.
This reflection by the moderator speaks to the importance of participating in Orange Shirt Day on September 30 to remember and honour the Indigenous children who attended Indian Residential Schools, and reflects on the PCC’s involvement in the Residential School System and its inter-generational impacts on Indigenous children today.
Pursuing justice in a time of pandemic can be overwhelming. Dr. Allyson Carr, Associate Secretary of Justice Ministries, shares the history behind a well-known serenity prayer, offering it as a source of courage and hope.