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 healing & reconciliation ministry of The Presbyterian Church in Canada works ecumenically, with local leaders, congregations and courts of the church to build and strengthen bridges of understanding and friendship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Through its Pension Fund and investments, the PCC holds shares in companies whose practices and activities impact people and the environment. Stewardship of our resources is part of the mission and ministry of the biblical call to “do justice” (Micah 6:8).
The mandate of the International Affairs Committee (IAC) is to help Presbyterians to be informed and aware of important international issues for study, prayer and action and to bring forward recommendations to the General Assembly on international issues. The International Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the General Assembly.
Social Action Handbook
The Social Action Handbook is a summary of the reports and recommendations adopted by the annual General Assemblies of The Presbyterian Church in Canada from 1954 to the present.
The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), founded in 1944, is the largest ecumenical body in Canada, representing 24 churches of Anglican, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions.
The Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC) was established in 1972. The CCJC promotes a restorative approach to justice with an emphasis on addressing the needs of victims and offenders, mutual respect, healing, individual accountability, community involvement and crime prevention. Read the e-bulletin “Sage”
Read Rebecca Bromwich’s (Presbyterian rep on CCJC’s Board) briefing to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (March 10 2016). Download the briefing .
KAIROS unites 11 Canadian churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). KAIROS advocates for social change, amplifying and strengthening the public witness of its members. Read the quarterly newsletter “KAIROS Times”
Project Ploughshares is an ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches established in 1976 to implement the churches’ call to be peacemakers and to work for a world in which justice will flourish and peace abound. Project Ploughshares works to identify, develop, and advance approaches that build peace and prevent war, and promote the peaceful resolution of political conflict. Read the monthly “Monitor”