We've made commitments throughout the years as a denomination to turn away from the sins of colonization and dehumanization and towards a better way of walking together, in respect of our treaties and Indigenous rights.
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In 2016, Synod repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery and the concept of ‘terra nullius’ as heresies. What does this mean, why does it matter, and how can we live into this commitment to seek reconciled relationships built on respect between Indigenous peoples and other inhabitants of "Turtle Island"?
The Loving Your Neighbor Conference (July 30 - August 1) brings together national and regional speakers to discuss the topic of ministry among migrants, immigrants, and refugees.
Here are a few of the ministries available to help you in your pursuit of justice.
For decades, Christian Reformed members in Canada and the United States have been faithful in welcoming refugees. Download your copy of the World Refugee Day toolkit today. How will your church celebrate and remember refugees this June (and beyond)?
World Renew believes that educating church communities about Christ’s call to respond to the needs of people who suffer from poverty, hunger, and disaster can transform perspectives and be the catalyst for change — here in North America and around the world.
We have partnered with the “Immigrants are Blessing, Not a Burden” campaign to offer worship materials for congregations who wish to highlight immigrants and refugees during their All Nations Heritage Sunday.
Look inside for an update from World Renew, Disability Concerns, the Office of Race Relations, the Office of Social Justice, Safe Church Ministry, the Centre for Public Dialogue, and the Canadian Aboriginal Ministries Committee.
Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart challenge limited perspectives of neighbor-love and offer a practical guide for developing uncommon friendships with those that we consider the "other."
Prayers Newsletter is a weekly email with 3-5 prayers addressing justice issues from around the world. Forward them to your pastor for Sunday's congregational prayer, print them for use in small groups, or supplement your personal devotions.
To make it easier for you to contact your elected leaders, the Office of Social Justice (OSJ) sends out action alerts — periodic calls for action relating to our main justice issues. Visit the OSJ Action Center here to take our latest action alerts.
Every article in this declaration comes from a time when a right has been violated or outright denied to Indigenous peoples. What is our call as Christians as we bear witness to such profound brokenness?
This guide seeks to provide answers to many of the most common questions that policymakers, the media, and the public ask about immigration and provides background on what immigration means to the US as we debate reform of our immigration system.