KAIROS event marks close of the historic TRC
Last updated 5/11/2015 at 9:55pm
TORONTO, ON-KAIROS Canada is hosting Time for Reconciliation to coincide with and complement the close of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), taking place May 29, May 30 and June 1 at Carleton University and Christ Church in Ottawa, Ontario.
Time for Reconciliation's sessions and workshops are structured around three themes: Recognition and Reconciliation, Decolonization, and Honoring Indigenous Rights. Speakers include Marie Wilson, TRC Commissioner; Bishop Mark Macdonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop; Cindy Blackstock, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society; and others.
KAIROS Canada also invites children and youth in church congregations from coast-to-coast to create hearts for a Heart Garden in remembrance of Indigenous children who attended the Indian Residential Schools. A Heart Garden will be planted at Rideau Hall (the official residence of the Queen's representative in Canada) on June 3 after the official close of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), with similar Heart Garden ceremonies planned at churches and in communities across the country from May 31 to June 3. For details visit kairoscanada.org/events/time4reconciliation/heart-gardens.
KAIROS is a faith-based social justice organization of eleven Canadian churches and religious organizations. It focuses on Indigenous rights, international human rights and ecological justice. To learn more, visit kairoscanada.org.