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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Participating in the Healing and Reconciliation Process as a Newcomer in Canada

2021-06-24T11:37:34-04:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|Tags: |

The Rev. Wally Hong, minister at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls, Ont., writes about why reconciliation is important to recent Canadian immigrants.

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“Speaking Out”: One Congregation’s Experience of the Study Guide, Speaking Out Against Racism and Hate in Canada

2020-12-15T15:00:37-05:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Justice|Tags: |

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.

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Treaties and Covenants

2021-03-10T09:37:31-05:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|Tags: , |

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.

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Remembering Chanie Wenjack on October 23, 2020

2021-03-10T09:40:45-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the tragic death of Chanie Wenjack, an Anishinaabe boy, who at the tender age of 12, ran away from the PCC-run Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School to return home, only to be found dead by hunger and exposure to harsh weather. It is said that the story of Chanie along with the painful legacy of residential schools is being taught in at least 40,000 classrooms across the country.

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Systemic Racism: When an Individual’s Words Illuminate the Space in Which They’re Said

2021-03-10T09:43:34-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |

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.

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