Reconciliation and Beyond - The area of our work where we commit to an ongoing shared journey with First Nations and people of all nations and cultures, especially those who feel hurt or abandoned by the church.
See the left sidebar for all of the ministries and resources related to this area of work.
"Peace is a deep disposition of the heart. It is humility, an ability to let go of the need to be right in our own eyes or the eyes of others, an ability based on the knowledge that our rightness or wrongness in any issue is totally irrelevant to God's love for us or for our neighbour. The peace that comes with claiming our self in God is the foundation of our ability to carry God's reconciling love to others in the most humble places and humble, everyday ways." - Becoming Bearers of Reconciliation by Roberta C. Bondi in Weavings Vol. 5, No. 1 Jan/Feb 1990
The Sacred Journey marked a significant step towards reconciliation between the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia and the First Peoples of these islands and inlets.
Through our work we are responding to the Anglican Church of Canada's fourth “Mark of Mission” to “transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation.”
To learn more about of Truth and Reconciliation work in the Anglican Church of Canada visit Anglican.ca/tr/reconciliation-toolkit
Mike Willie's poignant short video shares a recording of his late uncle Ernest Willie, a priest of the Anglican Church at Kingcome Inlet, as he preaches about the importance of reclaiming the practices and traditions of the First Nation. The church at Kingcome was designed with First Nation elements and stands beside a totem pole depcting the four tribes of Kingcome.
In 2018, Kingcome celebrated it's 80th Heritage Weekend celebration. In his article for the Diocesan Post, Brendon Neilson reflects, as an outsider, on the festivities.