Sunday, June 28, 2015

After "Cultural Genocide" against Aboriginal peoples in Canada, what can I do?

Mural painted on a Hydro Station wall, Main Street, Winnipeg
The recent report from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee uses the term "Cultural Genocide", a word that brings shame and dishonor to the "white populations" and the churches that have been involved in a decades long system of "residential schools".

So, what can I personally do, if I want to change the course of history? Or, what can my church do?



Be inspired by these bulletin inserts, and see if you want to use them in your congregation. (There are two sides to the page, you can use it in your church, or your home, or study group, or classroom, or ...

"Healing and Welcome"

and

"What can I do?"

(Photo to the left: Mural painted on a store wall, Ellice Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, showing a plains Indian, telling the story from pre-historical times to the present.)

Read more...let us act better.

2 comments:

  1. Is not only after genocide. The Genocide is istill going on right now and it seems it will be going on for a long time. Canada and all wertern countires seem to be commited to exterminate the cultures in the world. when some first nation cultures stand up strongly against individualistic and the superiority of western culture they are considered terrorist by the western culture. In this context of cultural genocide today the church, or individuals should try to reversed this idea. Change our perspective. No culture is superior like the majority of western people seem to think. All the wars in the world they( NATO) are fighting are about the superiority of western culture. The evangelization shouldn't be about the transculturalism but is about the interculturalism and dialoge. Thanks for your articulos.

    from David Mamani

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  2. Is not only after genocide. The Genocide is istill going on right now and it seems it will be going on for a long time. Canada and all wertern countires seem to be commited to exterminate the cultures in the world. when some first nation cultures stand up strongly against individualistic and the superiority of western culture they are considered terrorist by the western culture. In this context of cultural genocide today the church, or individuals should try to reversed this idea. Change our perspective. No culture is superior like the majority of western people seem to think. All the wars in the world they( NATO) are fighting are about the superiority of western culture. The evangelization shouldn't be about the transculturalism but is about the interculturalism and dialoge. Thanks for your articulos.

    from David Mamani

    ReplyDelete