Black History Month Events with Diocese of Rupert’s Land and Others
The MNO Synod and Diocese of Rupert’s Land are coming together to share resources and opportunities for learning for Black History Month. These events include:
February 17 — 7:00-8:30 pm CST A Study Evening with the Rev’s Steve Greene https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83581174113?pwd=bmRuc1F3dXhuMm03bml6UjhVY0YxZz09
February 20 2pm — An online Eucharistic with The Rev’d Fitz Griffiths preaching, hosted by Holy Trinity WPG, please see attached. Link here to the event page on the website: https://www.holytrinitywpg.com/events/holy-eucharist-for-black-history-month
February 26 9:30-12:00 — The Rev Michael Blair, General Secretary of the General Council of the United Church of Canada https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucumorzwrG9MyKA4l0Q-UAa8_K8DRrdQH
–>suggested reading: “How to be Antiracist” by Ibrahim X Kendi, “Is God Clourblind” by Anthony Reddie
Events on the National Scene from the ACC
All Saints’ (Windsor), St. Luke’s (Cambridge), St. Thomas the Apostle (Cambridge) and F.O.C.U.S. are proud to present:
As long ago as 1992, Romney M. Moseley’s report No Longer Strangers recommended that the Anglican Church of Canada “actively promote an identity which is culturally diverse and inclusive.” An important preliminary step in striving to dismantle racism is to gain an understanding of systemic racism, its historic roots, and its contemporary impacts.
In “BlackHistory365”, a two-part virtual discussion co-facilitated by the Reverend Steve Greene and educator/historian Irene Moore Davis, we will examine the history of anti-Black racism with special emphasis on the Canadian context; the influence the church, as an institution, has had on developing concepts of race and racism from the Renaissance Period through the present day; how people of faith can successfully navigate today’s difficult race relations challenges, pursue racial understanding, healing, and reconciliation, and work against anti-Black racism in practical but meaningful ways. Black Canadian historical highlights will also be discussed.
Our sessions will be:
“We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up” on Wednesday Feb 16 (7p-8:30p) via Zoom
“Trouble I’ve Seen: Evolving Concepts of Race and Racism in the Church” on Wednesday Feb 23 (7-8:30p) via Zoom
If you’re interested in being part of these critical workshops, please contact Rev. Greene (email@example.com) to be registered.
Resources curated by the Racial Justice Advisory Committee of the Eastern Synod: https://rjaceastern.wixsite.com/home/copy-of-workshops-resources
This year we will be hosting a Black History Service to celebrate Black presence in Anglican churches across Canada. This will be the first time Black Anglicans will be gathering virtually from across Canada for this service which will be aired at 4:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 27th on YouTube. The Annual Celebration of the Black Heritage of Our Church began in the Diocese of Toronto, 26 years ago and was inspired by the late Dr. Romney Moseley, whose life and witness we will remember this year, the 30th anniversary of his death.