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In this issue we provide some valuable resources to help initiate educated conversations about racism in our society. We highlight some of the atrocities suffered by Indigenous people in North America. And offer up tools to begin the long work of racial reconciliation.

Resources to Start Talking about Racism

We’ve gathered together some links to upcoming seminars, training, podcasts and other resources to start conversations about racism. It is our hope that if people engage in dialogue about these things together, we can open a door and the process of reconciliation can begin.

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Response to Discovery of BC Children Remains

The uncovering of 215 unmarked graves of Indigenous children at a residential school this past month in Kamloops, BC brings this legacy to light - yet again - for non-Indigenous people in Canada. In response to the gruesome find, the CRCNA is calling for prayer and education.

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Seeing It Differently

Kill the Indian, Save the Man” - In her latest blog post, Race Relations Advocate Viviana Cornejo examines the history of Indian boarding schools in the United States and how the effects of assimilation still traumatize generations of Native Americans today.

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Swords to Plowshares

Fears, Flukes and Critical Race Theory”: Race Relations Advocate Rudy Gonzalez shares his thoughts on Critical Race Theory in his latest blog post. Are the recent objections to CRT related to its content or to its association and use by different activist groups? Or are they objections to a perceived contamination of a pure religious community?

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Race Relations June Webinar

The CRC Office of Race Relations staff invites you to an engaging conversation and Q&A session at noon (EDT) on June 25. A panel of white anti-racism allies will discuss their personal reflections on the influence of their whiteness in the workplace, in worship, and in the culture.

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Web Bytes


5 Lessons the Tulsa Race Massacre Teaches Us about Racism Today

I Don’t Want Peace

What to Know About Juneteenth

No One Ever Talked About It


Upcoming Events

June 25, 2021 - “White Work 2.0” free webinar event hosted by ORR (12-1:30pm EDT) - Get more info and register here.

The Ideology of Whiteness workshop available online at your pace. Register here.


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