Extensive studies have demonstrated that predominantly Black, Indigenous and racialized communities are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change and exposure to environmental degradation. This is called environmental racism. This pattern is a symptom of systemic racism and colonization in Canadian communities that diminishes relationships within creation. Join For the Love of Creation for a webinar on Tuesday, April 25, and learn more about how environmental racism manifests in Canada and how we can address it.
You’re invited to join with faith communities across the country in marking Earth Week 2023 (April 16–23) by engaging in climate justice activities to connect, grow, listen, inspire hope and affect change.
A short statement by The Presbyterian Church in Canada in response to findings by Tseshaht First Nation related to verified student deaths and possible unmarked graves on the grounds of the former site of the Alberni Residential School in British Columbia.
Honouring Black History Month and the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015–2024)
Every year, the month of February marks Black History Month. This year marks another celebration of Black History Month within the decade dedicated by the United Nations as the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015–2024). What can your church do to mark Black History Month and meaningfully participate in the International Decade for People of African Descent?
The Moderator of the PCC shared a letter of condolence with the Star Blanket Cree Nation in Saskatchewan following the devastating find of a fragment of a child’s jawbone at the site of a former Residential School.
The proliferation of acts of violence based on gender is still a tragic reality in our world. What can your congregation do to advocate for an end to gender-based violence?
We pray for comfort and healing for all who need it in the wake of the news of charges laid in the murder of at least three Indigenous women in Winnipeg, and we work to end the racism and hate that put Indigenous people, and especially Indigenous women, at increased risk.
November is Domestic Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a reality for many people in congregations, but it is rarely spoken about in our prayers, sermons and studies. In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this November, helpful links and resources have been made available for those who are in need of support, as well as for those who are looking to provide support to those in need.
A new study guide has been developed for September 30, which is the National Truth and Reconciliation Day, also known as “Orange Shirt Day.”