Thursday, September 5, 2013

TRC to hold national event

Truth and Reconciliation Commission event coming Sept. 18-21.
An aboriginal girl participates in a 2008 event in Ottawa promoting the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The commission is supporting those who suffered abuse at aboriginal residential schools, including those operated by more than 40 Catholic dioceses and religious orders. CNS photo / Art Babych.
Stories of past wrongs associated with residential schools will resurface in a provincial gathering aimed at reconciliation after the tragic events of the past. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada national event will come to Vancouver Sept. 18-21. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Other stories recently posted to the site include the following:

Government selling children into care, advocate charges

Local group Iskwewuk E-Wichiwitochik (Women Walking Together), formed to support the families of murdered and missing women in the local area and further afield, and to advocate on their behalf while providing preventative information for others, hosted a potluck evening and donation night at Augustana Lutheran Church for Gladys Radek and her Tear4Justice walkers. They are crossing the country on behalf of missing and murdered women. 78 year-old grandmother Mabel Todd has walked across the country five times now to honour the memory of her 3-year-old granddaughter, horrifically killed by a drunk driver. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

German raid on home-schooling family draws condemnation

German officials' seizure of four home-schooled children has prompted strong objections from American home-schooling advocates, who say the country's ban on the educational practice violates human rights. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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