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Five Ways to Embody and Engage Reconciliation

September 30th 2021 marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.  It coincides with Orange Shirt Day, a grassroots commemoration marked by the wearing of Orange Shirts for children forced to leave their families and attend residential schools.  In honour of this day here are five ways that you can engage in working for reconciliation.  


Listen to our special bonus episode of the Do Justice podcast created for this day.  You’ll be guided through several of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action in this special reflection activity.  


Spend some time looking and reflecting on the artwork created by Cree artist Ovide Bighetty.  Or for kids and adults alike order a “Creator’s Gift” colouring book.      


Order a set of Education Together postcards and speak to your representative about the importance of equitable funding for all children in Canada.  Pray for reconciliation both locally and nationally, you can even use this prayer we’ve provided about TRC Calls to Action #71-76.


Since it’s National Truth and Reconciliation Day after all, read the summary report from the commission.  Or check out our book club designed for you to host in your existing small group.  


People are currently participating in Hearts Exchanged.  This program is a learning and action journey designed to equip Reformed Christians to engage with Indigenous people as neighbours and fellow image bearers. You can donate to ensure that this program continues to have the funding that it needs to support participants well.

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