Intergenerational Trauma, Colonization and Anti-Indigenous Racism Webinar on Sept. 23

2021-09-15T17:14:36-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , , , |

The Intergenerational Trauma, Colonization and Anti-Indigenous Racism webinar, taking place on Thursday, September 23, at 1 p.m. (Eastern), will review how systemic racism underpins the colonial roots of Canada and the church, and how this has caused intergenerational trauma for Indigenous peoples and communities.

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Every Child Matters: A Video from Vivian Ketchum for Orange Shirt Day

2021-09-15T16:48:19-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Vivian Ketchum, originating from Wauzhushk Onigum Nation of Northern Ontario, and a member of Place of Hope Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg, Man., talks about why she wears an orange shirt, and why it is important for members of the church to mark September 30.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for the Healing & Reconciliation Seed Fund – Apply by Sept. 24

2021-09-15T11:13:22-04:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , , |

The PCC's Healing and Reconciliation Seed Fund offers grants up to $5,000 for Presbyterian groups that are committed to building relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. We are presently accepting funding applications. The application deadline is Friday, September 24, 2021.

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Prayer on the 76th Anniversary of the Bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

2021-08-06T16:38:43-04:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Justice, News|Tags: , , , , , |

The year 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the detonation of atomic bombs over Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9), in Japan. The unspeakable destruction and loss of life stand as a reminder of the threat that nuclear weapons pose to us all. Together, we pray for peace.

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An Emancipation Day Reflection

2021-07-30T18:00:06-04:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Justice, News|

The celebration of emancipation is important for the Black community because it represents freedom. Emancipation Day on August 1 calls us to fight for the freedom and equality of our kids, grandkids and great grandkids and end the ongoing harm of systemic racism.

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PCC Prays for the Lives Lost at Kamloops Indian Residential School

2021-06-28T19:01:00-04:00May 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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Dr. Allyson Carr Preaches on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21

2021-03-24T13:43:43-04:00March 21st, 2021|Categories: Justice|

On March 21, Dr. Allyson Carr preached in honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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Prayer for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21)

2021-03-18T11:10:06-04:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Justice, News|

A prayer for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, 2021, written by the Rev. Sampson Afoakwah of Montreal West Presbyterian Church in Quebec.

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Black History Month – A Reflection from a White Settler

2021-03-04T06:19:06-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Justice, News|

A prayer for Black History Month, accompanied by a reflection written by Katharine Sisk in Justice Ministries, discussing why it is important for white settlers (such as herself) to honour the legacy of Black Canadians, not just throughout February, but throughout the year.

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