We now stand at a crucial time in the life of the church, and the history of Canada, when we can see the journey through. For more than thirty years, the United Church and Indigenous peoples have been on a journey towards mutuality, respect and equity. Towards reconciliation. Towards justice.

United Church takes two important steps toward right relations

The United Church of Canada’s General Council 44 has approved two proposals that advance the journey toward an autonomous Indigenous Church within… continue reading

Moderator’s Message: That the Truth Will Not Be Forgotten

Over this past year First Nation, Inuit, and Métis leaders have again shouldered the burden of revealing the hard truths of our shared history.

Honour Children Who Attended Residential Schools

For settler Christians in particular, September 30 is a time when we can reflect on our role in colonialism and the residential school system, and… continue reading

Resources to Bring the Children Home

The United Church will support research of unmarked graves as an act of reparation.

Moderator’s Statement on Residential School Burial Sites

Statement from the Moderator on residential school burial sites.

“Our Movements for Justice Are Linked”

On National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Mitchell Anderson writes that Indigenous justice and reconciliation can only take place in ways that ensure that… continue reading

Response to Kamloops Residential School Graves Discovery

Message to the people of The United Church of Canada from the Moderator and the Rev. Murray Pruden.

Kamloops Residential School: A Time for Mourning and Support

As news came on May 28, 2021, that the remains of 215 children were found in a mass unmarked grave on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential… continue reading

An Invitation to Listen as We Walk the Path of Reconciliation

Elder Alf Dumont in a conversion about the work of reconciliation and how starting at the beginning again can be a good way to move forward together.

Get Over It? Or Confront It?

Sara Stratton writes that the path to true reconciliation and understanding requires an honest confrontation of the past.