In Partnership With
(Community of Christ in Canada is affiliated with the Canadian Council of churches who is organizing the forum noted below for conversation and action.)
We are an ecumenical partnership through which Canadian churches work toward intercultural leadership development and ministry learning in Canada and globally. Through our work, Canadian churches engage in innovative education and programming; come together for reflection on contemporary issues; participate in dialogue about honouring diversity and God’s unequivocal welcome; and networking and support for intercultural ministry.
This Spring, join the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning for a series of interactive conversations about race, gender, poverty and social change. These guided conversations are a 1st step in a series of collaborative projects aimed at addressing some of the challenges/barriers to achieving the Just Intercultural society we are called toward as people of faith. Providing safe space to explore our personal relationship to these issues - and how our individual place, in society, informs our ability to respond. These talks are meant to provide a more personalized complement to the learning events FILL will be offering around the same time.
Offering participants a way to engage with these issues from a personal (non-academic) place. Each exchange is meant to begin the process of discerning some potential collective responses to these pressing issues of our time. While attending one (or all) of the concurrent learning events might enrich your understanding of the issues, no formal learning is required to participate.
We're planning to meet on four Saturday afternoons, at 4:00pm EDT/1:00pm PDT: April 17, May 15, June 12 and June 26.
The first of the 4 conversations is around race, colonialism, anti-racism - and how we can help decolonize ourselves and our communities. This conversation is scheduled for April 17 at 4:00pm EST/1:00pm PT. Please see the FILL Conversation Circles webpage for a small package of materials meant to stimulate conversation on these themes. In the weeks leading up to our gathering, engage with the pieces that resonate with you. Ask yourself, how and why they speak to you. Additionally, choose one (1) of the questions provided to sit with in the coming weeks. Be prepared to talk about your answer to this question, when we meet.
To reserve your place please register at: https://www.interculturalleadership.ca/programs/conversation-circles click the link below. We ask that you RSVP by Thursday April 1st to ensure your place and allow time to engage with the materials.
If you have questions, please contact Niki Andre, the Conversation Circles convenor, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to pass along this invite to others who may be interested in participating soon!
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Schmidt
Associate Secretary: Intercultural Leadership; Justice and Peace
Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning
Canadian Council of Churches / Conseil canadien des Églises
47 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto ON M5S 2C3
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