Worship Resource for Indigenous Day of Prayer – June 20, 2021
The history of residential schools in Canada is a painful scar that continues to re-open in the relationship between indigenous peoples and the settler communities of Canada. After the discovery of the bodies of 215 children found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian...
UPDATED Interfaith Protocol for Places of Worship in Quebec – 2021-03-31
***UPDATED 2021-03-31*** In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been affecting Quebec since March 2020, representatives of various religious communities have formed a consensus-building table to develop a common protocol to ensure the protection of their...
42nd Christian Commemoration of the Shoah
Montreal, March 29, 2021. The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal (CJDM) will hold its 42nd annual Christian Commemoration of the Shoah online on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 10:00. The host Congregation this year is Montreal West United Church....
Remembrance Day Resources
A brief meditative video incorporating music, bilingual words to the famous poem “In Flanders Fields” and scenes of Vimy Ridge photographed by David-Roger Gagnon is available as a worship resource. Download video:...
Christian Commemoration of the Shoah
Yom Hashoah (“the Day of the Shoah”) was established in 1951 by the Knesset, the Parliament of Israel. In Montreal, the first Christian Commemoration of the Shoah took place at Christ Church Cathedral in 1979. Since then, different Christian churches have engaged with members of the Jewish community in a shared act of remembrance on the Sunday closest to Yom Hashoah. In 1999, the National Assembly officially recognized the observance of Yom Hashoah and invited Quebec citizens to share in the memories and mourning of the Jewish community and to ponder the lessons learned from the Shoah.
Download information and resource materials for April 11, 2021:
- Christian Commemoration of Shoah 2021 – Press Release
- Christian Commemoration of Shoah 2021 – Poster
- Christian Commemoration of Shoah – video
Les versions françaises des ressources se trouvent à : https://nakonhakaucc.ca/fr/ressources/ressources-pour-les-cultes/
More resources are available on the United Church of Canada web site: https://united-church.ca/leadership/worship-resources