Journey for Justice

Wellington Square’s “Journey for Justice” is a congregational journey of learning and doing.  As followers of the risen Christ, we know that we are called to be people who bring justice, enact mercy, and love humbly all God’s people.  Yet often, we struggle to understand the complexities of the injustices around us and what we can do within our sphere of influence.  So, we need to learn, and we need to act. 

Currently we are in the midst of a seven week series on inclusion, “Everyone at His Table”, focusing on Jesus, Justice, Inclusion and our 2SLGBTQIA+ community, which runs until February 19.

 

Responding to Climate change: What can I do?

In our recent series on A Christian Response to Climate Change we began to explore how we can be part of the solution in caring for God’s creation.  Over the series, a number of people suggested that we build a bank of ideas for things we can do.  This post focuses on what each of [...]

Join the Journey! This September

Thank you to the over 220 people that responded to the Journey for Justice survey! We’ve heard you loud and clear, and we are now ready to embark on our journey of learning together this fall. As a community, we have agreed that it is important to our faith journeys to tackle the “real” challenges […]

J4J Survey Results

Journey For Justice (J4J) Survey Results  Survey Results in Living Colour!Are you a visual learner? See the Journey for Justice survey results presented in some easy-to-read graphs. CLICK HERE to review the visual representation of the survey results. Summary of Survey Results:An abbreviated summary of the survey results is shown below.  Results were similar across 9am & 11am respondents. […]

NFB Film: Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

Online Spiritual Gatheringwith Sacred Fire and Film ScreeningTuesday May 31st, 2022@ 7:30 PM Eastern (6:30 PM Central) via Zoom Join the SW Ontario Tri-Regions for an Online spiritual gathering and screening of NFB Film: Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair.  This film is newly released and includes the then Senator Sinclair speaking, and clips of Residential […]

Next Learning Opportunity: The “Doctrine of Discovery”

Join us on June 28th at 7:30 (over Zoom) when we learn together about the Doctrine of Discovery. This concept–that most of us never learned about– is foundational for “settling” North America. Register Here We want to spend our time sharing conversation so if you can, please watch these two videos and bring your thoughts […]

We were a part of the residential school injustice. What have we done?

Terri-Lynn Ledger June14, 2021 The news of the Kamloops residential school graves discovery continues to flood my mind, and my heart…  How can we process such a thing?  Layering in the fact that the United Church of Canada was a part of this unfathomable piece of Canadian history makes this even more challenging to piece […]

I see the injustice. What can I do? [Part II]

Rob Irish June 7, 2021 The Children are Alive! And need our support While most attention this past week has been focused quite rightly on the horrific and tragic findings at Kamloops Indian Residential School, there is an abuse of children unfolding in front of us, yet we are almost entirely unaware.  This relates to […]

I see the injustice. What can I do? [Part I]

Rob Irish June 3, 2021 Moving at the Speed of Trust Like all of you, I was aghast at the discovery of the remains of 215 children under the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.  But, as United Church Moderator Richard Bott noted in his prayer following the discovery: O God, we are horrified. […]

What We Did Not Learn in School

May30, 2021 Rob Irish On Friday, May 28th 2021, the Honourable Murray Sinclair spoke to three regions of the United Church about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the history of Residential Schools in Canada.  Mr. Sinclair, who is a former senator and former Manitoba judge, chaired the TRC from 2009-2015. He is Anishinaabe […]

Seeking Restorative Justice

by Rob Irish Between May 17 and 20th, I had the opportunity to attend part of the conference put on by Citizens for Public Justice, a faith-based justice organization. One session, entitled “Lessons from Indigenous Spirituality,” was led by Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, a professor at Vancouver School of Theology and a Cree from Swan […]