Lent

Decolonization is a key theme in socio-cultural discourse and a foundation for Truth and Reconciliation work, anti-racism and eco-spirituality. As a congregation of The United Church of Canada, which has often reflected “the Christ of Culture”, this work is faith in action. Beginning on Sunday, February 4, and continuing through Lent 2018, Bathurst had a book study and series of services exploring how decolonization is a key to justice making. The saying “justice is indivisible” and “if one suffers, all suffer” are truisms, but a postcolonial analysis offers a lens through which to understand the interconnectedness of oppression in different contexts and a tool for de-constructing relationships where the abuse and misuse of power obtain.

Services in this series included:

  • Sunday, March 25
    Decolonization in Prairie Perspective
    Lynn Caldwell
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, March 18
    Decolonization
    Ralph Carl Wushke
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, March 11
    Decolonization
    Caro Ibrahim
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, March 4
    Food Culture & Decolonization
    Pruneah Michelle Kim
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, February 25
    Annual General Meeting
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, February 18
    Decolonization in action: Anti-racism and White Allyship Workshop
    Tobias Wiggins, guest facilitator
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Transfiguration Sunday, February 11
    Transforming Promise
    The Rev. Dr. Néstor Medina
    10:30 am, TSP Chapel, 427 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, February 4
    Decolonizing Preaching
    The Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis
    10:30 am, Trinity St. Paul's, 427 Bloor St. W.