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Being transformed by the gifts of Indigenous Peoples

Hi all: We are coming up on the 2nd anniversary of the historic Prime Minister’s & Parliamentary apology to the survivors of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools (IRS). Last year I particiapted in the first celebration of the National Day of Reconciliation (June 11, 2009) commemorating the Apology - while standing on the lawn of Parliament during the ceremonies I was deeply struck that real reconciliation is a profound opportunity for transformation for all of us in Canada. It is urgent that churches, at national and local levels, and those with or without an IRS history, take steps to...
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Diversity in Leadership Planning Group II report. What is the meaning of 'diversity'?

The report talks about increasing visible minority representation to 25% of staff and governance bodies of all denominational entities. T understand this clearly, we need to understand what this term means. At present women, while likely constituting significantly more than 50% of denominational membership, do not have proportional representation on all the identified bodies. Is visible minority to be determined only by colour?
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Prejudiced - Me?

Prejudice has a long shelf life. Chances are that you (and I) keep prejudice neatly tucked away under the cover of noble virtues, traditions or plain thoughtlessness.

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