Archive for Category: Journey for Justice

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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