What does Becoming a Peacemaker mean to you?
Join MCC staff and friends as we discuss what it means to be a peacemaker, especially in the midst of a global pandemic and increasing racial tensions.
Seek peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14B)
Nov 20 at 7 PM
Peace Conference will open with a conversation with Bruxy Cavey, Denley McIntosh and MCC’s own Ken Ogasawara. This trio will identify and address racism and social exclusion in our faith community. They will touch on defining the nuances between overt racism, systemic racism, and white privilege, and discuss how we can address those issues.
Peace is more than a wish…it is our work
Nov 21 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM
The morning will begin with Paul Fast, MCC’s Health Coordinator, who will discuss how legacies of racism and social exclusion impact health and how this has been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. He will share examples of how your support of MCC’s locally-led approach to public health work in the pandemic and beyond empowers communities to push back and improve their health.
Following Paul’s presentation, you will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions.
Choose two breakout sessions (each session will be presented twice)
Breaking the Silence: The Indigenous Neighbours program team will share stories exposing the struggles faced in ending systemic racism and truly reconciling with Indigenous people while becoming a good ally.
Stories of Displacement: The Migration and Resettlement program team will share some of the root causes of displacement, Canadian mining companies involvement and the impact on local communities.
Peacemaking in Community: The Restorative Justice program team will focus on how communities develop values, how we can be active bystanders and what this means when communities use bystandership to self-regulate themselves.
The Cost of Racism: Dina Gonzalez Pina, MCC’s Ethnicity and Gender Equity Specialist, will demonstrate the cost of racism to our community and share how MCC is responding to racism.
Celebration 2020…MCC at 100
Nov 21 at 8 PM
Gather online with friends of MCC from across Canada to celebrate a century of relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.
One hundred years ago, MCC was formed to help people in crisis, and since then, MCC has responded to similar challenges both locally and globally. Today, even as the pandemic continues to unfold, MCC is working to ensure this legacy.
Many of us can trace our history to the early years of MCC. To the people who reached out to help their sisters and brothers in need around the world. Together, we will celebrate this heritage of service and generosity. And we'll celebrate the thousands of Canadians who have joined our community of compassionate supporters seeking justice and care for our global neighbours.
We know that many of you were hoping to attend an in-person centennial celebration this year. While we are saddened that many events were cancelled, we hope one day soon we will be able to gather again. In the meantime, please consider joining us online for a time of storytelling, music, prayer and thanksgiving.