Holy Trinity is a member of KAIROS Canada and joins them in the work of creating a more just and sustainable world.
KAIROS is offering background information on ecological justice, gender justice, Indigenous rights, and migrant justice. A useful resource in considering the various positions in the upcoming federal election. Give it a look.
At Holy Trinity, we often recall those who have gone before us. There are many from our local community and beyond who are named in our litany of the Saints. This post landed in my mailbox from the folks at Extinction Rebellion and caught my eye as a beautiful tribute to the many who have paid for their defence of land and water with their lives. And with appreciation for the growing numbers who are defending our common future.
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Joy Kogawa’s remarks from the Remembering Redress event on Oct 5, 2019.
We’re here tonight to celebrate some special people—those who stood with us. People who do this kind of thing, who embrace the despised, are different. They have fewer blind spots. They’re not afraid of you, just because you look like the enemy. So tonight we’re saying ‘thank you.’ Thank you for having walked with us. We remember you. We remember the ways you carried us and buoyed us up.
For decades following the forties, no official statement came to tell us we were not the enemy. But then came September 22, 1988. What a day that was. The blind spot was officially gone. The country rubbed its eyes and said, “Oh, there you are. Good morning. We see you. Of course you weren’t the enemy. We’re sorry. We were wrong.“
A stunning acknowledgment. A blessed day.
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Many of us marched with KAIROS in the strike today. Zach brought the banner that he led us in making at the vigil last Sunday. Beautiful and empowering, thanks Zach. Thanks to KAIROS for organizing us into group for the march. Hopefully this is the beginning of real action.
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Zachary Grant as our new Community Director. This is the next step in our ongoing process of change. He’ll be helping us realize some next steps over the coming months.
Zachary will start July 15. All those of us who have met him are really excited about starting this new era together with him. Once he starts, there will be a series of “cottage meetings” to allow everyone to meet him in a more intimate context. He will be at church some weeks and preach from time to time, but will not be there every week.
A brief biography follows…
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