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Anne’s Survivor Calls for Pope to Apologize for Church’s Role in Indian Residential Schools

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 20, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler supports the efforts of Residential School Survivor Evelyn Korkmaz who will call for Pope Francis to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in the Indian Residential School System during the Vatican’s 2019 global bishops meeting to address clerical sexual abuse in Rome […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20193 Views

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Making ministry Indigenous – Anglican Journal

February 19, 2019 Since the missionaries arrived, there has been a disciplined and dedicated attempt to make Indigenous churches look, act and feel like their non-Indigenous counterparts. We can say, once and for all, it was a failure. It isn’t that Indigenous congregations don’t have the means or capacity to mimic their counterparts. From the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20194 Views

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Music program boosts kids’ self-esteem, decreases suicide risk in Indigenous communities – Anglican Journal

January 30, 2019 A community project in the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ohsweken, Ont., is helping fight the Indigenous youth suicide epidemic through the power of music.  Canon Norman Casey, who served the Six Nations Anglican Parish as priest before his retirement, has been involved with Music for the Spirit since its inception about seven years ago. The idea grew […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201912 Views

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Needs Improvement: Educators make progress on Indigenous curriculum, but more work to do – The Catholic Register

December 13, 2018 In the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to include more study on Indigenous issues in school curriculum, it appears educators across the country are taking the recommendations to heart. In its second report card on how Canadian provinces have responded specifically to TRC Call to Action #62 — “to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201810 Views

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Canadian bishops talk with pope about abuse policy, indigenous peoples – National Catholic Reporter

Vatican City — The leaders of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said the concerns of the indigenous peoples in Canada and the bishops’ updated sexual abuse policies were among the issues they spoke about with Pope Francis. Each of those issues is an ongoing concern that is “dear to his heart,” Bishop Lionel Gendron […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201813 Views

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CoGS roundup: Hiltz calls for apology for ‘spiritual abuse’ of Indigenous people – Anglican Journal

December 6, 2018 The Anglican Church of Canada should apologize to the country’s Indigenous people for having “demonized” their traditional spirituality, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, told Council of General Synod (CoGS) November 24. “There’s a need to do something by way of an apology, and we need to do […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201825 Views

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Speaking Out: How can I be a part of reconciliation? – The Catholic Register

November 14, 2018 I love my Church, but I admit I have at times found it difficult dealing with its sins against the Indigenous community. One of those times was last month, attending a panel discussion at St. Boniface Cathedral on reconciliation. Hosted by the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, it featured several leading voices in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201816 Views

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Parliament of the World’s Religions 2018 Media Highlights

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2018  – The Parliament of the World’s Religions officially opens tomorrow. The Parliament of the World’s Religions, the largest global interfaith gathering, will be held in Toronto from November 1 – 7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The gathering will welcome close to 10,000 delegates from 80 countries, representing nearly 200 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201819 Views

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A higher level of spiritual consciousness’: U of T at the Parliament of the World’s Religions – UofT News

At a time when global society seems to be more divided than ever, more than 10,000 people of some 200 faiths are expected to come together at the Metro Convention Centre starting tomorrow for the Parliament of the World’s Religions. And U of T will be very much a part of the proceedings. The forum […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201816 Views

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Father Raymond J. de Souza: At the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, symbols abound. Progress? Not so much – National Post

Sixty-six of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ‘calls to action’ are either not started or just at the proposed action stage Public discussion about the “calls to action” from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have moved from distraction to distraction. In the spring it was about whether Pope Francis should visit to repeat, in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201826 Views

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