Canada’s General Synod hears ‘lessons learned’ from Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

Posted Jul 12, 2019

[Anglican Journal] The signing of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement in 2003 was a tumultuous experience for the Anglican Church of Canada—one that transformed the church’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and left a lasting legacy, the effects of which are still being felt to this day. The precise meaning of that experience, however, depends on whose voices are heard.

On July 11, the 42nd General Synod passed a resolution acknowledging receipt of a “Lessons Learned” report, along with its executive summary. The resolution encourages all levels of the church to read the documents and to “take action on their recommendations for ongoing reconciliation work both within the Anglican Church and more broadly.”

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