New resource: Let Justice Roll
On March 31, 2017 KAIROS member churches in collaboration with Mennonite Church Canada (Indigenous Relations) and Canadian Baptist Congregations launched Let Justice Roll, a campaign that calls for the full implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the government of Canada. The campaign’s goal is a legislative framework and a national action plan for implementing the UN Declaration over a 20-year period.
Last year, on March 30, church leaders gathered in Ottawa to affirm their denomination’s compliance with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 48 which set March 31, 2016 as the deadline for faith groups to issue a statement “as to how they will implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”
Campaign resources include a theological reflection, a set of questions and answers about the UN Declaration, a guide for arranging meetings with Members of Parliament, a resource on how to make a banner declaring a congregation’s commitment to reconciliation, and a list of print and video resources.
We urge congregations to use the information in the Let Justice Roll resource to learn more about the UN Declaration and to take action by meeting with their Members of Parliament and making banners in support of Indigenous rights.