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Day of the Dead:  reflections on the missing and murdered

I pray that November 2nd, The Day of the Dead, will be a time when we remember our loved ones and give thanks for the imprint of love that they have left on us. But I pray, too, that it will be a day of repentance. Repentance: turning around, turning around to look again for the ones we have failed. Continue reading

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In the beginning, the Spirit moved upon the waters

I hope that our federal government will invest in much-needed infrastructure so that all of our brothers and sisters might drink clean water NOW. I hope that it won’t take 40 Advent seasons for Pikangikum to be equipped with water, let alone the other 100+ communities in our country who have severe water needs. I hope that our federal government will invest in much-needed infrastructure so that all of our brothers and sisters might drink clean water NOW. I hope that it won’t take 40 Advent seasons for Pikangikum to be equipped with water, let alone the other 100+ communities in our country who have severe water needs. And I hope the Spirit isn’t done with us yet. Continue reading

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May 31: how beautiful are the feet…

And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Continue reading

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May 30: “Grandson, they are starting to see us.”

Last night’s speakers invited us to envision a new relationship. I can only fall on my knees and be grateful that the door to reconciliation is still open and that if all who live on this land can see that it is open, may enter it with willing and grateful hearts Continue reading

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TRC Closing Events: this book cannot be rushed

During the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Closing events, May 31-June 3, 2015, The Rev. Riscylla Shaw and Ms. Henriette Thomson, The Anglican Church of Canada’s Director, Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice will be blogging about their shared experience. Continue reading

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Justice Camp 2014

Justice Camp 2014 has ended. As I write, a few final good-byes are being said. Today, I have begun to find some words to reflect in a small way on a 3-day immersion in complexity. Continue reading

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Taking time for Lent

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is among the most complex happenings I’ve ever witnessed. Today, I’m sure I heard mention of, or saw displayed, every emotion imaginable to humankind. From a Christian perspective, this cacophony of emotion felt a bit like experiencing the whole liturgical year all at once. In these Lenten days, though, I am reminded that repentance cannot be rushed or confused. Continue reading

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission event: Edmonton

From March 27 to 20, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people will come together in Edmonton, Alberta for the seventh and final national Truth and Reconciliation Commission event. Continue reading

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The Art of Storytelling

Perhaps we cannot begin to fully grasp the stories of our faith until we learn to listen to the stories of one another. I have heard it said that our Indigenous peoples will have some important prophecies for our Church in this century, and I wonder if the gift of storytelling might be one of those truths the rest of us will learn to embrace Continue reading

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