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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Every Child Matters: Reflecting and Praying on Orange Shirt Day, September 30

2021-03-10T09:44:46-05:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |

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.

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Why Work To Decolonize: New Study Guide from Justice Ministries

2021-03-10T09:46:55-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |

Why Work To Decolonize? is a study resource produced in collaboration between the PCC’s National Indigenous Ministries Council and the Life and Mission Agency (Justice Ministries) that engages the overall themes of the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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Statement Regarding Violence and Encounters Between Indigenous People and Policing Agencies

2021-03-10T09:48:41-05:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |

Following the recent deaths of Indigenous people during encounters with law enforcement, the PCC calls for an immediate end to violence against Indigenous Peoples.

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New Resource: Racism and Hate in Canada Study Guide

2021-03-10T09:50:31-05:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , |

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.

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Seeking Justice: In the City, In the Church

2020-06-26T11:03:18-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Justice|Tags: |

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.

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Reading for Change: Undoing Border Imperialism

2020-07-15T14:23:11-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Justice|Tags: |

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.

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