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Oct 4, 2015 • 9 am • Speak, Listen, Remember, and Live Fully Together

Sonny Graves
Sunday Oct 04, 2015 09:00am
Sermon

As the country approaches Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, Emerging Leader Sonny Graves reflects on how the story of our country has eliminated complexity. In this case, the fate of the indigenous people who lived here before Europeans arrived has been largely erased. He tells the story of attending the closing ceremony of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa, Canada (unceded Algonquin land) which brought together First Nations, Canadian government leaders and members of the United Church of Canada, and the powerful and painful stories he heard. He suggests that the telling and receiving of the painful stories of both past and present are one way to release both truth and pain.

Scripture
St. John of the Cross
Scripture subject
Eternal Life in God
Sermon Series
The New is Before Us
Content Categories
Progressive Christianity
Social Justice
Racial Justice
Inclusion/Diversity
Discipleship
Faith Development
Keywords
Indigenous
Non-Indigenous
Truth and Reconciliation
Jesus
healing
hope
Indigenous Peoples Day
Columbus Day
First Nations
Sonny Graves