The United Church of Canada expresses grief at the tragic events in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan.

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Published On: September 5, 2022

The people of The United Church of Canada express our profound grief at the tragic events in James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby village of Weldon, Saskatchewan.  

In this most difficult time, we extend deep condolences to those who have lost loved ones, healing prayers to those who were injured, and comfort for all who are afraid.   

Moderator Carmen Lansdowne, speaking from Germany where she is with the United Church delegation at the World Council of Churches General Assembly, expressed her pain on hearing of these attacks and committed her ongoing prayers for “the families of the victims, and survivors as they deal with the resulting trauma.”  

As this tragedy continues to unfold, we seek strength for community leaders and for an end without further violence.  

In the words of Moderator Carmen: “May God have mercy. In our grief, may we be blessed with God's peace that surpasses our human understanding.  Amen.” 

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