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Category: Social Justice

  Creating Conversation is a video series that features a variety of topics that youth and young adults are keenly interested in exploring further. These short videos have been created so that communities of faith may utilize them in their engagement with youth and young adult ministry. To access the videos, please go to: Creating Conversations - Shining Waters (shiningwatersregionalcouncil.ca) This project is sponsored by the United Church of Canada’s Vison Fund, and was supported by:...

Living into Right Relations (LIRR) This monthly bulletin offers a listing of events, actions and resources for people interested in right relations and supporting Indigenous initiatives. It is curated by Nancy Dykstra, a first generation Canadian of Dutch descent and a member of Parkminster United Church in Waterloo. Nancy was inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Report of 2015 to become active in working toward right relations. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Thursday,...

Becoming Nakuset The Story of a Sixties Scoop Survivor September 8, 2021  7:00pm - 8:30pm ET   /   4:00pm - 5:30pm PT On September 8th “Becoming Nakuset” will be hosted by United in Learning in partnership with Indigenous Ministries and Justice and Shining Waters Regional Council. It is an important award-winning short documentary of one woman’s experience of the Sixties Scoop, and a story that needs to be known in the non-Indigenous church.  The film will be followed by a listening circle led...

The United Church, in conjunction with For the Love of Creation, is searching for delegates to form a virtual delegation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26). The four COP26 goals set by the host countries UK and Italy are a step change in commitments to emissions reduction, strengthening adaptation to climate change impacts, getting finance flowing for climate action and enhancing international collaboration, including for the COP26 campaigns on energy transition, clean...

On July 23rd, the Israeli military shot 17-year old Mohammad Munir Mohammad Tamimi(opens in a new tab) in the back. He died after hours of surgery. On July 28th, Israeli soldiers shot and killed 11-year old Mohammad Mo’ayyad Bahjat Abu Sara(opens in a new tab) while he was sitting in his father’s car. In the morning of July 29, the main offices of Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCIP), a United Church of Canada partner based in Ramallah, was raided by Israeli forces. Computers...