Anti Racism

St. Andrew’s Guelph seeks to work towards being informed, and transformed when it comes to anti-racism work in our own congregational setting and in our own lives.

In 2019, the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada said that,

“The Presbyterian Church in Canada affirms that all doctrines, policies and practices based on or advocating for superiority of peoples or individuals on the basis of national origin or racial, religious, ethnic or cultural differences are racist, scientifically false, legally invalid, morally condemnable and socially unjust” (A&P 2019, p. 35).

This underscores the kinds of just relationships we are called to build, in both the great commandment to love God and each other, and as ambassadors for reconciliation.

From time to time, this space will be a place to encourage learning and dialogue regarding these important justice issues.

In July 2020, the media reported that Heritage Hall, the home of Guelph Black Heritage Society had been vandalized and GBHS workers had been threatened over the past month. St. Andrew’s responded by using its church sign to send a message of solidarity to the community and encouraged its members to send messages of support and encouragement and, if able, to donate to their #ChangeStartsNow Education Fund. (Photo submitted by local community member)