Some reading in preparation for this Sunday

Notes for this Sunday:

  1. Please bring a fist-sized (or a bit smaller is ok) stone for use in our worship.  It will be used and left as a way to mark space around our chokecherry.  (the chokecherry was planted as part of the TRC event in Edmonton)
  2. We are pleased to welcome Stanley Salopree a cultural drummer from Meander River, AB in the dene tha’ first nation.  

 

This Sunday we mark National Aboriginal Day of Prayer and deepen our thinking about the ongoing work of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (TRC).  This is marked yearly near June 21.

The work of the TRC is a matter of concern for all Canadians and connects deeply with matters of faith at many levels.

If the shape of Christian mission is captured in the Anglican 5 Marks of mission, the last three out of five apply directly.

The Five Marks of Mission are:

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth

(Bonds of Affection-1984 ACC-6 p49, Mission in a Broken World-1990 ACC-8 p101)

Next Steps

The TRC has completed its official process – what is next?  We seek to live in a new way, forge new relationships etched in humility, and renew the spirituality of this land.

Join us Sunday the 19th, 2016 10am @ St. Augustine’s Edmonton

 

If you want to know more, please consider reading the following articles:

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/sinclair-the-eyes-of-the-world-are-on-canada

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/church-outlines-steps-to-implement-un-indigenous-rights-declaration

 

Documents:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf