Update on national TRC event, day of prayer, more

This second instalment in a new series of updates covers the Anglican Church of Canada’s ongoing journey towards healing and reconciliation with Aboriginals and non-Aboriginal peoples. Prepared by Archdeacon Jim Boyles, these occasional updates focus on the church’s work during the term of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on residential schools.

The second update covers these topics:

  • TRC first national event—Winnipeg, June 16-19
  • Settlement Agreement—Common Experience Payment
  • Equipping ambassadors of reconciliation
  • National Aboriginal Day of Prayer—June 21
  • Commissioner Sinclair addresses UN body
  • Commissioner Marie Wilson

Archdeacon  Boyles served as general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada from 1993 to 2005 and represented the Anglican church during the negotiations with the federal government  that led to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. During that time, Archdeacon Boyles wrote a popular series of “Residential Schools updates.” He has recently returned to General Synod to serve as a consultant on residential schools.

These updates will function as a quick go-to for all Anglicans interested in following their church’s work alongside the TRC.

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