Journey of a Social Justice Newbie- Part 2

…many people of colour shared their stories. It was a painful, powerful, and holy experience.  Action was needed, and it was not up to people of colour to teach the dominant culture how to improve…


Over My Shoulder: Journey of a Social Justice Newbie

…I learned that the tools I had for participating and leading equitably in gatherings were quite elementary, and that learning was a bit painful. I was blessed by the presence of a friend, more advanced than I, that I could process the experience with, and I identified one of the questions I need to work on: how can I, with my various identities, leave space for others with less-privileged identities, without feeling like I am thereby relegated to being merely an observer?…


“What’s Learned Here, Leaves Here”

It’s a Friday night, in the Salons Room at St Andrews Wesley United Church. Twenty youth ages 11 through 17 are standing in a circle, surrounded by a backdrop of flip chart […]


From Scarcity to Abundance

Greg Powell is a minister at Castlegar United Church and a director of the Castlegar Centre for Contemplation and Justice. Mountain biking is one of his favourite spiritual practices. The […]


Undivided Leadership Workshop

This summer the Undivided Leadership program met at Naramata Centre for our third weekend workshop. The weekend focused on deepening our understanding of power, privilege, and allyship with Natasha Aruliah, […]


Walk for Reconciliation

Since 2005 Brian Thorpe has served as a minister at Dunbar Ryerson United Church in Vancouver. In 1994 he became the Executive Secretary of the BC Conference. During that time the […]


From Occupation to Justice

United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel is a cross Canada network of people associated with the United Church of Canada. Once a year we gather together to learn […]

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