We are now more than halfway through the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD, 2015-2024), which aims to ensure space and voice for people of African descent across the world and to make anti-racism, especially anti-black racism, a global priority. Heeding this call, the Council invites Christians across Canada to “Recognition, Justice, and Development: Peoples of African Descent and Canadian Churches,” a Cross-Canada Council Event that will take place on November 26, 2020 (7-8:30 PM EST –> Find this time in your local time zone here).
The evening will feature a keynote presentation by the esteemed Dr. Afua Cooper on the realities of current systemic anti-Black racism in the Canadian context and challenges to the Canadian church as well as a multifaceted panel discussion from diverse Christian voices across Canada, small group discussion in breakout sessions, and a time of prayer. The objective of this Cross-Canada Conversation is to raise awareness of the International Decade for People of African Descent and encourage action on the part of Christian communities and individuals in Canada to work to end anti-Black racism.
Who is this event for?
“Recognition, Justice, and Development” is for Christians across Canada, especially:
- Individuals from churches across Canada interested in engaging and prioritizing the issue of anti-Black racism locally;
- Church leaders;
- Governing Board Members of The Canadian Council of Churches.
How to Participate
This event will be held via livestream. To participate, register via Eventbrite.
This Cross-Canada Conversation is free for all who would like to attend, but a registration fee of CD$20 per participant is requested to offset the cost of the event.
This event will be fully accessible and bilingual in both English and French.
For questions or more information, please contact Jonathan Schmidt, Schmidt@councilofchurches.ca.