Author Archives: Erin Green
About Erin GreenI work for the Anglican Church of Canada as Journalist / Corporate Communicator. I’m almost done a PhD in theology. My dissertation is about robots. For fun I like to swim and travel as much as possible.
The chance to hear residential school survivor Inez Dieter’s story at the TRC was a gift. What happened when our conversation ended will forever shape how I think about and experience grace. Continue reading
Intergenerational residential school survivors remind us of the broader social forces at play. What was done to one, was done to families. What wounded one, wounded whole communities. To this end, prayerful repentance and justice-based reconciliation must cast a similarly wide net. Continue reading
Reconciliation is not a static goal to be achieved. Instead, it is a verb. It is something we do, something that will grow as we grow, something that will take shape according to the people and communities that participate in it. Continue reading
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
Tomorrow we set to our immediate task. To tell for the first time the story of this event, so that we can learn together. To tell again the history of our church and its relationship with Indigenous people, so that we can repent and do the work of reconciliation together. Continue reading
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