https://www.catholicregister.org/item/35168-saskatoon-program-lives-reconciliation By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register January 19, 2023 Calls to Action 59 and 60 in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada implore Church leaders to collaborate with Indigenous spiritual leaders on curriculum to open the eyes of congregations, theology students and seminarians about the Church role in the legacy of residential schools..
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When you lead authentically, you relate to others and lead from your true self not masked by organizational politics, looking good, winning approval, etc. As an authentic leader you take tough stands, bring up the “un-discussibles” (risky issues the group avoids discussing), openly deal with relationship problems, and share personal feelings/vulnerabilities about a situation. Being..
Each of us sees the world through a value structure whether we formally acknowledge it or not. This is true – if you recall when you were in school you learned about stories and discussed the meaning and value of the message – narrative analysis based on good and bad. There was a good character,..
Some of you know that I’ve gone back to school! Yes, professional student!! I’m studying for a Masters of Theology at the Franciscan School of Theology at the University of San Diego. I’m absolutely loving the program and finding it very life-giving. Here’s something I wrote for a discussion forum yesterday and think is worth..
As an Amnesty International supporter since my university days I’ve signed up to write. Will you? “Our words have power. That’s the idea behind Write for Rights, Amnesty International’s global letter-writing campaign that happens on or around December 10th (International Human Rights Day). We’ve been doing it every year for 20 years and today, it’s..
When I’m going through a challenging time I can evoke the experience I’m going to describe and find deep peace and transcendence. Back in 2014, I went to the Northwest Territories with my then-teenaged daughter to visit a friend. One night, we had already gone to our room for the night and our friend banged..
As the season changes and the bright fall colours envelope us, I would like to focus on creation care and what schools can do. Here’s an article that my colleague Dr. Allyson Jule and I collaborated on. Abstract Successful environmental pedagogy in faith-based schools has not been well explored even while most Christian schools in..
Many Christians struggle to bridge Indigenous spirituality with Christianity. I believe it is possible to see unifying characteristics and respect differences as together we seek Creator God. With that quest in mind, I embarked this fall on a course at Vancouver School of Theology with Dr. Ray Aldred called Indigenous Theologies and Epistemologies. Indigenous theology..
Today, Sept. 30th marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. As recommended in a very informative communication I received this morning from Amnesty International Canada (below), I have registered for a virtual tour of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, courtesy of the Woodland Cultural Centre. It is a powerful walk-through..
It’s hard to say ‘Happy’ Indigenous Day but I’ll say that today is a day to honour Indigenous people in Canada and to continue to work on decolonizing and reconciling our relationships. With humility, we acknowledge the relationship of all living things and with open hearts, we seek to grow in wisdom and respect. We..