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.
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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.
The U.S. and Canada have an interesting relationship. In my opinion, it often mimics a sibling rivalry.
An Act of Re-membering is an interactive and participatory workshop that offers co-learners the opportunity to embark on an embodied storytelling journey. It is intended as a follow-up to the KAIROS Blanket Exercise.
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.
The Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue and the office of Canadian Ministries wish to bring the following letter from the Canadian Council of Christian Charities to your attention.
Some tools and resources for congregations to live out a ministry of reconciliation with our Indigenous neighbours.
CRC Canadian Ministries Director Rev. Dr. Darren Roorda has signed an interfaith statement regarding the new controversial requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs Program grant. Will your church be applying for Canada Summer Job grants this year?