On June 16, 2021, Rev. John hosted a webinar on Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery. The bulk of the presentation was created by The Presbyterian Church in Canada Justice Ministries. We are grateful for those who joined Rev. John for the discussion afterwards.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada officially repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery at its General Assembly held in June 2019.
Many people have questions about Churches that participated in the Residential School System. The Presbyterian Church in Canada operated 11 schools and most certainly collaborated willingly with the Government of Canada in the creation and operation of these schools. This link from The Presbyterian Church in Canada provides some information about such things and the PCC’s commitment to transforming the words of our apology in 1994 into tangible action towards reconciliation and healing.
If you haven’t watched the first video that introduces the Me and White Supremacy Virtual Pilgrimage, you can find it at our website here. Each week, starting the first week of May, Rev. John will post a short video offering his personal reflection on the material he is engaging in Layla Saad’s book, Me and White Supremacy.
In this short video, Rev. John unpacks the term “White Supremacy” as defined by Layla Saad and asks a question for us to consider.