Diaconal Ministries Canada is working hard to put together resources to help deacons and churches during this difficult time.
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In the face of COVID-19 several Canadian religious leaders, including CRCNA Canadian Ministries Director Darren Roorda, drafted a message of hope, gratitude, and solidarity.
Links to the Department of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship, as well as contact information for the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and other entities who may be of assistance in the immigration process.
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.
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.
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.
On November 2, 2018, faith groups across Canada -- including the Christian Reformed Church in North America -- united their voices in an appeal to the people of Myanmar to "seek justice and reconciliation."
Apparently both this year and last, my niece has been teased by her classmates because of her beautiful skin tone.
The CRCNA wants to support the ecumenical ministry of Canadian congregations by offering small grants to be used for events, gatherings, community services and worship opportunities that bring together churches from a variety of backgrounds.
Do you quilt? Does your congregation have a quilting group? If so, we have a project that we'd love for you to take part in.
Recently, the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) adopted a Principles of Peace document that you might find useful. The CCC is an ecumenical body that represents 25 denominations of Anglican, Evangelical, Free Church, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions, including the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Together the CCC represents more than 85% of the Christians in Canada.
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.
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.
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"?
If churches aren’t creating and executing their ministries out of a place of genuine love and care, people will quickly become ‘problems to solve’ and our ministries will become solely needs-based.