Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice

We now stand at a crucial time in the life of the church, and the history of Canada, when we can see the journey through. 

For more than thirty years, the United Church and Indigenous peoples have been on a journey towards mutuality, respect and equity. Towards reconciliation. Towards justice.

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October 14, 2016
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August 6, 2019
As the American League Championship Series gets underway, The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ have issued a joint message on mascots, racial stereotyping, and reconciliation.
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September 5, 2019

“When you do something, someone will come behind you.” Alberta Billy, who asked the United Church for an apology 30 years ago, said that. She and many others trusted that it would be so, and we have been blessed through their courage and trust.

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September 13, 2016
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July 15, 2019
Moderator Jordan Cantwell has written to all members of and communities of faith in The United Church of Canada encouraging their thoughts, prayer, and action in support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Written in the context of recent events related to pipeline projects in Canada and the United States, the letter emphasizes the importance of free, prior, and...
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May 20, 2016
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February 19, 2019
Moderator Jordan Cantwell’s pastoral letter on the crises facing Indigenous communities.
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April 27, 2016
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March 12, 2019
An article published in the April 27, 2016, edition of The Globe and Mail (“Churches escape residential school settlement obligations in wake of Catholic deal”) merits some clarification.
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April 12, 2016
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January 21, 2019
Thirty years ago this August, at the 31st General Council in Sudbury, Moderator Bob Smith responded to the request of First Nations people in the United Church for an apology for the church’s role in colonization and the destruction of their cultures and spiritual practices.
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