Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network (CEARN)
Current Program Priorities (2018-21)
Experienced workshop designers and facilitators of the CEARN steering committee designed and facilitated “Learning How to Animate Racial Justice Workshops” in Toronto in 2018.
Recommended Resources from CEARN
Mamow Be-Mo-Tay-Tah – Let us Walk Together
Mamow Be-Mo-Tay-Tah. Let us Walk Together. Was that not the original intent of the Creator’s covenant with the people? Treaties establish a relationship and responsibilities for all parties to the agreement. Since we are all then treaty people, is walking together not what all who live in Canada are called to practice? This resource is designed to help Canadians engage with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools and better understand the legacies of colonization that Aboriginal peoples live with today.
Truth and Reconciliation and the Doctrine of Discovery
The responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #49 documented in this book mark the beginning of a concerted educational effort; they are the first steps on the long path of reconciliation between the churches and the Indigenous Peoples of this land. While we cannot erase the atrocities committed in the past, we remain committed to recognizing and deconstructing their legacies in our present: to make the genocide in our past unthinkable in our children’s future.
Cracking Open White Identity Towards Transformation
Aimed to accompany communities of faith in their journey toward truth and reconciliation, this booklet is CEARN’s best-selling resource. It zeros in on white privilege as an essential aspect of anti-racism work. Racism is one expression of the white privilege and supremacy that is present in day-to-day interactions and built into systems and church structures.
CEARN Steering Committee Members
Adele Halliday, United Church of Canada
Adiat Junaid, Religious Society of Friends, co-chair
Allyson Carr, Presbyterian Church in Canada
Emo Yango, United Church of Canada
Néstor Medina, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
Paul Gehrs, (Monitoring) Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Bernadette Arthur, Member at large
Colin Grimmond, Member at large
Hazel Campayne, Member at large
Kim Uyede-kai, Member at large, co-chair
Wenh-In Ng, Member at large
Ester Wesley, Member at large
Last updated: January 2022
Peter Noteboom (ex officio)