In an article in World Magazine, [https://world.wng.org/content/history_repeats_itself] Scott Allen examines what he thinks is a repeat of the social gospel movement in the 1920s. He argues that the underlying assumptions in 1920 are very similar to those being utilized today. He concludes his article by saying "One that understands that evil is rooted in fallen human hearts, and not in capitalism, white supremacy, or the patriarchy. One that sees people as free, responsible, accountable moral agents and not as victims or oppressors."
Holocaust Memorial Day and Historical and Generational Trauma (Race Relations US-Midwest Newsletter)
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You're invited! Gather with Christians from across the continent at Inspire 2019 in Windsor, ON. Learn more at crcna.org/Inspire 2019 and check out these Indigenous-led workshops.
Use this video to introduce (or re-introduce!) the Centre for Public Dialogue to your congregation. The video features staff and members of our support committee reading Psalm 33:1-5 and 20-22, as well as highlights from the past year.
Canadian CRC leaders have committed the CRC to endorsing and lobbying for Bill C-262, a federal Canadian bill that if passed would incorporate the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples into Canadian Federal Law. Should they have?
If passed, what would the effect of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act be? How would we know? What should we know to responsibly lobby for or against it?
The suffering of the land is borne unequally by those who are marginalized, by those whose living space becomes collateral damage, whose water is left unprotected by forces beyond their control, those who systems are not designed to protect or benefit.
Responsible political advocacy must do more than offer only one side of a multi-sided issues, both as to facts and arguments. Being "one-sided" cannot and will not result in justice for all, but rather intractable division.
As the debate (fight) about immigration and refugee policy descends, it is important to step back, consider how complicated the political questions are, and decline partisan political activism.