Wisdom of the Elders, the Indigenous Lenten Series for 2022 wrapped up on April 12, 2022. You’ll find recordings of the Lenten sessions for 2022 HERE
The Lenten season is a time for reflection upon the wisdom of our Elders and Ancestors. In Christ’s example, he entered into the desert for 40 days of fasting and discernment, contending with his purpose and calling, as well as his mission. It is a reminder that our inner work is important as we orient ourselves to be a force for good in the many challenges we face in the world.
The 2022 Indigenous Lenten Series is an opportunity for discerning our calling and mission during these difficult times. We trace the efforts of our forebearers, the leaders and wisdom keepers of the Ecumenical Circle who attended the Morley Indian Ecumenical Conference between 1970 to 1985, and who continued their call for reconciliation and healing throughout their lives. We look upon their message and its relevance today for our work toward fulfilling our obligations under the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the Calls To The Church from the Indigenous Caretakers Circle. This invitation is open to everyone.
• Tony Snow, Indigenous Minister, Chinook Winds Region, The United Church of Canada
• John Snow, Indigenous Minister, Pacific Mountain Region, The United Church of Canada