“A great First Nations elder said recently, ‘In former times, our enemies were famine, war, and disease. Now we struggle against alcoholism, suicide, and poverty.’

Suicide has become one of the great spiritual battles of our time.

We cannot overstate the urgency and importance of this issue for Indigenous Peoples. For those who are a part of their communities, especially those who are called to serve in the name of Jesus, this must be our priority. Our response will be the proof of our love and of our faithfulness to the way of Jesus. If we have no response, we can claim neither love nor faithfulness. May God give us all the grace to turn this around.”

     —National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald