In this article, I will examine how a few contemporary mission thinkers have appealed to the altar to the unknown God in Acts 17:23. We will attempt to answer the question “Does the apostle Paul actually affirm the religiosity of the Athenians via the altar, and by extension, can we affirm the religiosity of adherents of other religions or of the validity of aboriginal/indigenous religion?”
I recently attended a harvest festival and pow wow in southern Ontario. It was the third pow wow I've been to in my life. All three have been beautiful, and have left me reflecting on the culture and experiences of First Nations people.
Consider using these verses and sermon starters for Indigenous Ministry Sunday.
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?
The Auditor General reports that 24% of Indigenous students graduate high school, as opposed to the national average of 90%. See how the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue is responding.
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.
The Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee provides an opportunity for churches and individuals to become involved in grassroots, hands-on, relationship-building between CRC members and local aboriginal communities.
Summer is on its way, and so is Aboriginal Ministry Sunday (June 18). May 1st is the deadline to order your inserts. Here's a litany prepared by CRC volunteers working with the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee.
How has the DoD shaped our relationships with Indigenous Peoples? In this webinar we discuss: What is the DoD? Why is it important? And what does it have to do with ministry today?
Imagine having Christian business leaders in Canada's south becoming connected through meaningful relationships with Christian aboriginal business leaders in the North! Imagine the cultural awareness! Imagine the mentoring that will take place ... both ways!
The core question, as in all mission, is how far one goes in cultural contextualization. In the context of Native American issues, it is a concern that flows from a North American/Northern European perspective, an assumption that ours is the normative cultural expression.