I recently asked the CRC Pastors’ Facebook Group what they wanted to tell CRCNA staff about our connection to classes. There were many responses, but here is the main nugget: show you care about us.
What do the calls to hospitality & reconciliation mean for your church’s relationships with Indigenous peoples?
“There’s no single way to do intergenerational engagement. There’s no hard and fast rule or one silver bullet. It’s all about experimentation and failure, even,” says Amanda Bakale, a pastor at Community CRC in Kitchener, ON.
Check out latest issue of Race Relations Canada newsletter, a reflection on Canada Day.
I am Canadian and last week a new bill was passed in Ontario which adds 'gender identity' and 'gender expression' to what is considered 'in the best interests of the child'. It also removes the 'religious faith a child is being raised in' as a matter that is to be considered. It also will...
We are a people who deeply believe in the importance of promises, and also, seem, ironically, to not be very good at keeping them. What does covenant keeping with our Indigenous brothers and sisters look like for us now?
Being the granddaughter of Dutch immigrants and a teacher on the Six Nations reserve, I knew that this wampum was important.
We hope you and your congregation are blessed and challenged by these worship resources, prepared by the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee.
An opportunity for your congregation, or you individually, to join in a "virtual" choir rendition of "O Canada"
Bearing witness to justice and reconciliation in this way is Gospel work. What follows are some impressions on Budget 2017 and thoughts on how you and I as Christian citizens can bear witness about it.
If our commemoration of “Canada 150” is to contribute to reconciliation and hope, then a vital part of the occasion must be to take to heart the full story of the Canadian community.
The CRC’s Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee invites you to pray this prayer on March 17, or during a worship service in March, and to continue in prayer for Indigenous youth and their communities.
I invite you to spend 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday, courageously rejecting the single story. It may take our eyes a while to adjust to truth’s glaring rays, but as the sacred text says, “the truth shall set us free.”
How are you planning to respond to Canada’s 150th birthday? Particularly how are you responding in ways that reflect on brokenness, give thanks and inspire reconciliation in our society?
As Reformed Christians, we can view “Canada 150” as a celebration of Canada as a nation, but we should do more than this. Let's take this opportunity to ask, "How can we live out our faith in new and exciting ways?"
I’m not a political activist and was even a little nervous. But grieving with my Muslim neighbours and taking a stand for peace and justice was important for me in living out my faith.
I was shocked and saddened to hear about the deadly attack at a mosque in Quebec City. Please join me in turning these events over to God who is in control. And pray for those who are grieving.
Orthodoxy is not stuck or traditional. Orthodoxy is vibrant, life-giving and attractive. And the Christian Reformed Church in North America is increasingly working so that all of its parts foster these behaviours.
Cindy Stover has just started working part-time as Justice Mobilizer for the CRC in Canada. So without further ado, here’s a little Q & A between Cindy Stover and Do Justice editor Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan.
Just after the trial ended last Friday, a reporter commented with surprise on Sharlene’s “gratitude in light of all that she had been through.” But I'm not surprised. As Christians, we know the story is not over.
As Christians, God calls us to be “faithful stewards” of the earth given to us. Only together, as Global citizens, with clear direction and leadership of our national and provincial governments, can we work towards a stable climate.
The National Gathering will bring together local ministry leaders for a time of inspiration, reflection on what God is doing in Canada and what God wants us to do next.
In May 2016, churches in Canada will gather to connect and inspire the local church, regional missions, and denominational ministries at the Canadian National Gathering in Waterloo, ON.
A group of dedicated volunteers in Canada (along with some staff support) produce this newsletter for Church and Regional Disability Advocates across Canada.
Canada Revenue Agency site for helpful information on charities and giving.