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"?
This article from Indigenous Christian leaders Ray Aldred, Adrian Jacobs, and Terry LeBlanc considers what societal repentance for the evils of residential schools and healing from our colonial history could look like in Canada.
The Commission delivered these 94 Calls to Action in 2015, calling various actors in society, including churches and religious denominations, to action in response to the findings of the Commission.
A prayer guide to help your church pray for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.
We know that the journey of reconciliation is a challenge, a blessing, and a deeply spiritual journey. The 8th Fire videos and this curriculum draw us into this journey in a friendly and moving way.
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.
This paper on discernment by Rev. Bert Adema of the CRC’s Indigenous Christian Fellowship (formerly IMCF) in Regina considers cross-cultural ministry and the difference between syncretism and contextualization, recommends elements of a process of communal discernment of these questions, and includes the ICF’s position on smudging.
The Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee of the Christian Reformed Church invites you to pray along with us for missing and murdered Indigenous women.
The CRC’s Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee invites you to pray for Indigenous youth and their communities as some communities face some of the highest suicide rates in the world.