Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Multicultural communities live alongside one another, value tolerance, and celebrate outward expressions of culture. The church’s intercultural vision, however, goes further. It encourages all of us to change, build relationships, and distribute power fairly in respectful awareness of each other’s differences. A Sunday near June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, is a good opportunity to explore the United Church’s intercultural commitment.

Worship Ideas
File Prairie Horizons Intercultural Worship
An outline for worship in an intercultural context.
PDF icon Revival out of Helplessness: Worship
A worship service on the theme of anti-racism (from Mandate, Winter 2018).
File Two Communion Liturgies
Two communion services which can be used for Worldwide Communion Sunday, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, etc.
File We All Belong because We Are Home
A liturgy for Black History Month.
File Who Are We? Resources for Canadian Multiculturalism Day
Worship resources to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day.
PDF icon International Decade for People of African Descent: A 2020 Prayer Cycle, Part 1
A 2020 prayer cycle for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of people of African descent, part 1 (February to April).
PDF icon Sing, Thanks to Our God (Song of Many Tongues)
A unison worship song (includes optional descant) with piano accompaniment for use during Asian Heritage Month. Written by Amy Yea Kyong Lee.
Related Material
File Intercultural Hymn Service
A service framed around hymns in Voices United from cultures around the world.
PDF icon Questioning Worship: Engaging All God's Peoples: Sample Chapter
A resource for talking about intercultural worship; sample session.
PDF icon Revival out of Helplessness: Bible Study
The story of the Samaritan woman at the well can help us reflect on racism (from Mandate, Winter 2018).