Please join us for our latest reconciliation conversation. This one’s going to carry on into the longterm, there’s lots of material.
Unsettling the Word – Reconciliation Scripture study:
For generations, the Bible has been employed by settler colonial societies as a weapon to dispossess Indigenous and racialized peoples of their lands, cultures, and spiritualities. Given this devastating legacy, many want nothing to do with it. But is it possible for the exploited and their allies to reclaim the Bible from the dominant powers? Can we make it an instrument for justice in the cause of the oppressed? Even a nonviolent weapon toward decolonization?
In Unsettling the Word, over 60 Indigenous and Settler authors come together to wrestle with the Scriptures, re-reading and re-imagining the ancient text for the sake of reparative futures. Created by Mennonite Church Canada’s Indigenous-Settler Relations program, Unsettling the Word is intended to nurture courageous conversations with the Bible, our current settler colonial contexts, and the Church’s call to costly peacemaking.
The Study Guide by Peter Haresnape is available for free download at: https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceDownload/19793?select=0
Feel free to drop in for one, a few or all sessions – no pre-reading is required
Time: Second Saturday of the month, 2 pm
February session is moved to Sunday Feb. 9th, 2pm
Location: Samaritan House, 1143 East Pender Street, Vancouver