Truth and reconciliation. Missing and murdered indigenous women. Territorial sovereignty and pipe lines. Land acknowledgements before government, civic and religious functions.
Being Canadian in the 21st century requires some understanding of the history and relationship between indigenous people and those who have settled here from other places. Some of us at St. Laurence have experience and understanding of these issues, others have some knowledge but don’t really feel knowledgeable, and others of us don’t have a clue as to what’s really going on. It’s not a conversation we have very often here at St. Laurence. Yet it’s a conversation our children and grandchildren are very familiar with.
One thing we do talk about is reconciliation. It’s a central theme in our faith and spirituality. We live in a moment where reconciliation between Indigenous and Settler is a big topic in our culture. We would like to help equip ourselves for that conversation, and grow spiritually in the process.
So join us as we watch a few key videos, share our reactions, talk about what we are learning, and accompany each other on our own spiritual journeys. We will do this from 7:30pm-9pm via ZOOM on:
Thursday October 8: Doctrine of Discover 1: Trauma and Healing
Thursday October 22: Doctrine of Discovery 2: Seeds of Change
Thursday November 5: Reconciliation
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For questions and registration contact: Eric Mason at [email protected]
Photo credit: Manitohiskotew by Brenda Morency / Cropped from original