Over the next several months Communities of Faith across Canada will be looking at this remit. It will need to be voted on by our board but it is important that we understand what this is about.
Below is a collection of information that we have up to this point ...
ON the GC44 Website (www.generalcouncil44.ca)
For more information email email@example.com
Then select the following: Governance > General Council > 44th General Council > 3. Proposals > Theme - Nurture the Common Good.
And then select the document you wish to read:
United Church Video about the Remit: YouTube: https://youtu.be/d5KbFs8BRMw approx. time = 6 minutes
THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY
The United Church Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery
Doctrine of Discovery: Canadian Museum for Human Rights article The Doctrine of Discovery | CMHR (humanrights.ca)
THE UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
UN Declaration and Canada https://justice.gc.ca/eng/declaration/index.html
The UN Declaration
THE CALLS TO ACTION (TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION)
THE CALLS TO THE CHURCH (CARETAKERS OF OUR INDIGENOUS CIRCLE, UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA)
THE UNITED CHURCH APOLOGIES
United Church Apologies to Indigenous Peoples
THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES (RCAP)
The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) Final Report is a huge document. If you wish to take a glance, here is the link: https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/royalcommission-aboriginal-peoples/Pages/final-report.aspx
Other Background Information:
JOURNEY TOWARD RECONCILIATION of THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
This workshop recorded on April 29, 2021 offers an introduction to the non-Indigenous United
Church’s journey of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. (Time=1:06)
The video is embedded in the web page, and you can also click to access it directly on YouTube