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Author: Shanna Bernier

Dear Communities of faith in the Nakonha:Ka Regional Council: With the provincial reopening plan in full swing, and churches across Quebec making plans to have face-to-face worship again, our YaYA leadership team wanted to highlight a few recommendations for churches to consider with regard to children, youth and families. We are all children of God, and worship should be as safely accessible as possible for people of all ages. It may be that your community of faith rarely hosts children or...

United Spirit Camp online was a big success. In these uncertain and disconnecting times, we wanted to be able reach out to our camper community and remind them that we love them and miss them! When things are safer we will be here to welcome them to camp. We sent out a letter with some “warm fuzzies” and some friendship bracelet string to every camper from the past three summers. During what would have been our week of camp every morning at 10 am we gathered for Worship with Mama...

I want to begin here today with a caveat; while I think many contemporary issues young families face can be tackled with a beautiful children’s book in hand, I am wary of education as being the singular approach that many white people take to combatting racism. We all have to go beyond the book clubs and act bravely to move our society to a new place. Simply talking and learning are not enough. I do believe in education, and I believe that anti-racist education, which moves beyond...