Decolonizing our churches, re-weaving our lives

June 20, 2023 - June 22, 2023
Tue, Jun 20, 2023 8:30 AM - Thu, Jun 22, 2023 6:00 PM Central Standard Time

Decolonization, the role and responsibility of our various churches, working toward truth, reconciliation, right relations, justice, healing

Part conference, part seminar, our gathering is built on our desire to have a conversation together about moving forward in a decolonizing mode towards truth, reconciliation, right relationships, justice, and healing. We begin with ritual, a tipi teaching, and conversation lead led by local elders and knowledge keepers. Our interactive panel discussions with keynote panelists will be featured on the first and third days of the event. Panelists will speak to their experiences of working on decolonizing from their various perspectives: Indigenous, global, racialization, and allyship. On June 21, attendees will be invited to participate in the vibrant learning-spaces of local community celebrations marking National Indigenous Peoples Day. There will be opportunities to participate in workshops with leaders who are working to embody decolonizing at the grassroots. Using art, story-telling, lived experience, and reflection, we will work to help each other imagine another possible world.