Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bishops urge participation in national event

Reconciliation Week comes to Vancouver this fall
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, aiming to address wrongs resulting from residential schools, will host an event in Vancouver Sept. 16-22. The Bishops of B.C. and the Yukon, wrote a letter encouraging Catholic faithful to get involved.
"The time has come to take the next step forward in healing this legacy of painful wounds and to foster a renewed mutual understanding."

"With its teaching that all people are created in God's image and therefore are brothers and sisters, the Gospel calls the Catholic Church to address the legacy of colonialism, assimilation policies, racism, prejudice, and suppression of traditional Aboriginal ways of life. We must face up to, acknowledge, and make every effort to heal the anguish that has been caused, whether it was intentional or not."
More information on the week's events can be found here.

Read The B.C. Catholic article here.

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