Continued Prayers for Healing & Reconciliation
For the past few years, in September we have joined with St. Andrew’s Chalmers Presbyterian and Trinity United Churches in recognizing Orange Shirt Day. We have also engaged with the wider community and invited their participation too. This has and remains a significant piece of ministry that is gospel focused and a faithful response to our baptismal identity as disciples of Jesus Christ.
June 21 is designated National Indigenous Day of Prayer. We have begun to make strides on the road to healing and reconciliation with our indigenous siblings. I am grateful that our church nationally considers this to be a priority as we support indigenous Anglicans in discerning their identity and spirituality. I am equally grateful that the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby recently traveled to Canada to meet with Indigenous leaders and especially to listen with a compassionate heart. There was no doubt that he was moved and sincerely apologized for the part that the Anglican communion played in colonization and the loss of indigenous identity for so many. Read More.
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