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. Links to resources on the history of the PCC and Residential Schools as well as the experiences of Residential School Survivors are also provided along with a prayer shared by KAIROS.
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.
The PCC has released a brief study on systemic racism and hatred in Canada as a conversation starter for people and congregations to dig deeper into responding to racial injustices.
Many people find community online and the Internet has been a useful tool throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Internet can also be an incubator for online hate. The Rev. Daniel Cho reflects on how Christians can respond.
In January, Presbyterians in Ottawa, Ont., attended a conference hosted by Citizens for Public Justice. The Rev. Dr. Karen Dimock highlights moments from the day that she is carrying into her ministry.
This spring, Carragh Erhardt, Justice Ministries, joined an online book club organized by Presbyterian Peace Fellowship in reading Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia. The book is an invitation to faithfully reconsider the borders that define our world.
On the five-year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issuing the 94 Calls to Action, Justice Ministries reflects on their importance and highlights a need to address them.
On the Healing and Reconciliation Sunday on May 24, the Presbyterian Church in Canada will pray for the children of the residential schools who could not make it home and for their families. Join us on this day to recall and respond to Healing and Reconciliation, to work towards justice with and for the Indigenous Peoples.
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.