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?
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After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Vancouver, a debriefing event was held to provoke discussion around reconciliation in other CRC communities and contexts.
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"?
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.
Consider using these verses and sermon starters for Indigenous Ministry Sunday.