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Truth & Reconciliation: the ongoing Role of the Church in Healing and Restoration

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Faith in Context Workshop

Truth & Reconciliation: the ongoing Role of the Church in Healing and Restoration

Sept. 24, 9:30-12:00 via Zoom
Brenda Gunn, Research Director at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, will lead a discussion about the ongoing need for reconciliation and the role of faith communities in that conversation.

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the residential school history in Canada and discuss the role of churches in the residential school system. It will also provide a space to consider the responsibilities of individual congregants, congregations and the Lutheran church in supporting reconciliation and will engage in conversations around concrete actions moving forward. RSVP at https://bit.ly/3dcxqeq to receive the Zoom link.

The Faith in Context workshops are open to anyone in the MNO Synod, and are part of the synod’s  commitment to reconciliation & social justice.

About the presenter:
Brenda Gunn is a law professor at the University of Manitoba and the Academic and Research Director at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. After earning a JD at the University of Toronto and an LLM in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy at the University of Arizona, Brenda worked at a community legal clinic in Guatemala on a case of genocide submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She has also worked with Manitoba First Nations on Aboriginal and treaty rights issues. Brenda continues to be actively involved in the international Indigenous peoples’ movement. She developed a handbook that is one of the main resources in Canada on understanding the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and has delivered workshops on the Declaration across Canada and internationally.

 

 

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Date:
September 24
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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