Right Relations

Right relations, truth-telling, and reconciliation

As Prairie to Pine Regional Council continues to live into a major restructuring, we are still working on how we will honour our commitments and responsibilities as Treaty People living on Indigenous and treaty lands in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.

Local work towards truth telling and right relationship continues, and includes:
Blanket Exercises; showing up for and supporting solidarity actions and advocacy with government when asked; support for restorative justice; video and book groups to spark further learning and education in our communities of faith; listening and learning circles with Indigenous leadership; work on naming, understanding, and challenging racism and  White privilege.

The Regional work and its relationships are still in discernment. It will be rooted in the good work of the former presbyteries of Manitoba-NW Ontario Conference, in conversations with the Indigenous church and other Indigenous partners, and non-Indigenous people who want to be on the journey to right relationship and justice. Below you’ll find further information on some of the commitments and resources that will continue to guide and shape our journey.

Indigenous justice and right relations news

Remit 1 has passed

Remit 1 has passed

Remit 1: Establishing an Autonomous National Indigenous Organization has passed. All 16 Regional Councils, the National Indigenous Council, and just over 80% of pastoral charges in The United Church...

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United Church News

National Canadian church leaders, including Moderator the Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, marched on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today in a call for peace in Palestine and Israel. Read More

For months, humanitarian agencies have sounded the alarm against any military offensive in Rafah, where thousands who have been displaced multiple times are forced to seek shelter. Read More

Leaders from several national churches will converge on Parliament Hill on May 22, urging for a ceasefire in Palestine and Israel. Read More

Rich tradition and collaboration bring national offices of The United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and The Presbyterian Church in Canada under one roof. Read More

In her Pentecost message, Moderator Carmen Lansdowne shares how Spirit is interceding in our lives, stoking the winds of change. May we feel the winds of God on our faces and the flames of Pentecost… Read More

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