Unless pastors and church leaders embrace the vision, addressing any racial injustice in the church will be very foreign or even taboo.
In 2010, I asked the following question: What is your church doing for racial reconciliation? Now we are in the year 2020. Is the question still relevant?
Every year churches across the CRC celebrate the multicultural church of Christ during All Nations Heritage Week. Find worship resources here!
A few days ago my daughter sent me an essay written by Kyle Korver, Utah Jazz player and son of an RCA pastor. As I read it, I realized Korver was not asking me to engage in a debate with him. I realized he was inviting readers to glimpse his own heart.
Kenosis Community Groups are gatherings facilitated by white people for white people so that concepts and topics related to race and racism in Canada can be explored in an environment that promotes freedom to explore without fear of offense.
Holocaust Memorial Day and Historical and Generational Trauma (Race Relations US-Midwest Newsletter)
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The communal Advent practices of remembering, celebrating, mourning, and anticipating prompt me to consider how those themes have showed up over the last year in the work of racial justice and equity in Canada.
Apparently both this year and last, my niece has been teased by her classmates because of her beautiful skin tone.
After I listened to our tour guide, I got thinking: in what ways are we parents molding and shaping our children to become advocates for justice? Justice is not often a subject we talk about at our dinner tables.
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Join us for a 1/2 day of learning about the history of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. You will have the chance to participate in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise; tour the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre and learn about the work they do; hear teachings about the Indian Act; and learn about First Nations' resiliency.
Join us in a reflective art-making practice. We will learn together about forming community across social and ethnic boundaries, while practicing the art of kintsugi.
Looking for a way to celebrate the CRC's All Nation's Heritage Week? Why not sign up to be a host site for the 2nd Annual Racial Justice Film Week? We have suggested movies and a film kit for each one.
Race Relations work is about listening to the heart of God and hearts of people. In mourning the loss of friends, I heard the sadness within and around me. I felt embraced in the comforting words we spoke to each other.