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Moderator Richard Bott shares why NOW is the time to call on our government to roll out a guaranteed livable income program. Such a program would enable all people to live with dignity, regardless of work status. Contact Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland today. Now is the time to make history! Find out more about how you can join the call for a guaranteed livable income program:...

Deb Anderson-Pratt, a Cree/Saulteaux residential school survivor, was ordained as a minister last fall. She shares her personal story of struggle with religion and her dream of a safe place. Through The Healing Fund (largely funded by Mission & Service), your generosity supports the Sandy-Salteaux Spiritual Centre in Manitoba, where both Indigenous and Christian spiritual beliefs are respected, shared, and understood. Where Indigenous leaders like Deb answer God’s call to a ministry of...

“NO ROOM AT THE INN” – ADVANCE PLANNING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES In order to respect the maximum number of participants as laid out by the government of Quebec, particularly on Christmas Eve when non-members often drop in unexpectedly, communities of faith offering on-site worship may choose to: clearly advertise the process for reservations in advance (on website, social media and/or exterior signage on the premises) plan for overflow space in another room (with streaming service) plan a...

A letter to Premier François Legault signed by Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council's Executive Minister, Rev. Rosemary Lambie and representatives of the Living in Right Relations Circle and Justice and Community Leadership team, has been sent to express solidarity in protesting the systemic racism that played a role in the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan in Joliette Hospital. Download the letter: http://bit.ly/2020-10-26-Letter-JoyceEchaquan-E

Ottawa, September 22, 2020 – MiningWatch Canada and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada) have launched an electronic Parliamentary Petition in response to increasing extrajudicial attacks on civilians and human rights defenders in the Philippines since 2016. “The Philippines is now one of the two most dangerous countries for those who defend human and environmental rights according to Global Witness,” says Patricia Lisson of ICHRP-Canada,...

In light of Nakonha:ka Regional’s commitment to the ministries and work in the Philippines, I would like to share with you a short reflection I was asked to write by the World Council of Churches (WCC) on my human rights pilgrimage to the Philippines last August 2019. The WCC in partnership with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) embarked on a Pilgrim Team Visit to the Philippines from 09 to 13 August 2019, to listen, learn, and bear witness to the country's escalating...