Over the past few years, EMCC has engaged the invitation that Indigenous friends, neighbours, scholars, and theologians have given to consider the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. 

We are grateful for those in our constituency who have actively engaged and served among Indigenous communities for years. Building upon the momentum and example of others, World Partners welcomes the opportunity to hold space for these continued conversations on behalf of the EMCC. 

As a follower of Jesus and a member of the EMCC family, we invite you to take part in an opportunity to meaningfully engage with the history of Canada’s relationship to Indigenous peoples.

Orange Shirt Day is a time for reflection.

For all people, it annually marks the impact of Residential Schools on Indigenous peoples. For followers of Jesus in particular, it reminds us to also consider how the church can lose its way and ultimately work against our call to be agents of healing and restoration in the world.  

With the posture of a learner, World Partners is joining with you to read, pray, and learn from the leaders within our midst actively pursuing the process of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Prayerful reflections will be in your inbox later this month with links to resources, and action steps ahead of September 30th. 

We are looking forward to learning and listening alongside you. 

Please sign up to receive our direct mail updates at worldpartners.emcc.ca/contact. See more about EMCC’s Orange Shirt Day involvement here.

Mark your calendars to collectively observe the impact of Residential schools upon Indigenous peoples, lamenting together the church’s involvement, and imagining a new way of walking together with Indigenous peoples of Canada. 

This article is featured in the Fall 2020 edition of the EMCC Together Newsletter.

Download a PDF copy of this and previous EMCC Together publications here: https://emcctogether.ca/emcc-together-back-issues/