JOINT MEDIA ADVISORY: Church leaders host public interactive dialogue on reconciliation, March 30


KAIROS Media Release

From Principles to practice: the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

(Ottawa, ON) – Church leaders will engage in an interactive public dialogue on what adopting and complying with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples means in practice, on March 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Ottawa.

This event, called From Principles to Practice: Churches Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, follows a morning press conference on Parliament Hill where churches, faith communities and religious organizations will jointly commit to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Call to Action 48.

Call to Action 48 calls on churches and faith groups to “adopt and comply with the principles, norms and standards” of the UN Declaration as a framework for reconciliation.

Confirmed panelists include: The Rev. Susan Johnson, National Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; The Right Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, The Anglican Church of Canada; The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada; The Rev. Karen Horst, Moderator, The Presbyterian Church in Canada; the Hon. Rev. David MacDonald, United Church of Canada and, Jennifer Henry, Executive Director, KAIROS

WHAT: From Principles to Practice: Churches Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. An interactive dialogue with church leaders on what it means to comply with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent Street, Ottawa

WHO:

  • The Rev. Susan Johnson, National Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada;
  • The Right Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, The Anglican Church of Canada;
  • The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada;
  • The Rev. Karen Horst, Moderator, The Presbyterian Church in Canada;
  • The Hon. Rev. David MacDonald, The United Church of Canada
  • Jennifer Henry, Executive Director, KAIROS

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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Contact

Cheryl McNamara
Media Coordinator, KAIROS Canada
cmcnamara@kairoscanada.org
877-403-8933, ext. 246
416-875-0097 (mobile)

Ed Bianchi
Program Manager, KAIROS Canada
ebianchi@kairoscanada.org
613-235-9956, ext. 221
613-799-1995 (mobile)


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