Saturday, March 20 10:00am – 12pm
Saturday, April 10 10:30am – 12pm
Saturday, May 15 10:30am – 12pm
Sunday, June 13 7:00pm – 8:30pm In honor of National Indigenous Day – Evening Event: Walking Together in Silent Prayer
This interactive and prayerful workshop will focus on the relationship between the church and Indigenous people in Canada. Our goal is to reconcile ourselves to the truths of that relationship that are complex and sometimes contradictory. Part history lesson, part lesson of the heart, we will explore how we, as Christians, can let go of the struggle to accept these truths, and how we can prayerfully work to open ourselves to new, and renewed, relationships with Indigenous people.
Facilitated by Mary-Ellen Kelm and Katherine Murray.
Registration: $50, scholarships available (If you need a scholarship, please contact [email protected] before registering).
Mary-Ellen is a professor of history at Simon Fraser University. She is the author or editor of five books on settler colonial relationships with Indigenous people in Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries. Born and raised Lutheran, she is currently a member of St. George’s Anglican church in Fort Langley.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters degree in International Relations. She has been to Palestine as part of a peacemaking delegation with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), and has attended the Jerusalem International School of Reconciliation with the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East.