“Our Common Ground: Prayer” Ecumenical Gathering

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Moving Forward “Our Common Ground – Prayer:” This ecumenical gathering will focus on indigenous / non-indigenous youth and young adults and the role of spirituality and prayer in building up the next generation of leaders. The gathering will be held Saturday, March 18, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Alex Taylor School, 9321 Jasper Ave in Edmonton. Lunch will be served.

This is the first of four “Moving Forward – We are all in this Together” gatherings sponsored by the Anglican Foundation of Canada and facilitated by Michelle Nieviadomy, Inner City Pastoral Ministry Oskapewis (Cree word for helper). All are welcome to attend. POSTER Please RSVP by email to Michelle Nieviadomy michelle.iskwew@gmail.com.

  • Saturday, March 18: an indigenous / non-indigenous youth and young adult leadership gathering centered on spirituality and prayer
  • June 21 (Wisdom Circle): in celebration of National Aboriginal Day, this gathering will focus on the wisdom of elders, spiritual and community leaders of Alberta’s Capital Region.
  • September 22 (Healing Circle): a multi-generational family-focused gathering celebrating the strength of family life and the care of elders and children
  • December 21 (Thanksgiving Circle): a gathering of celebration, this will be a summit bringing together participants of the three previous gatherings.

“Moving Forward 2017” is an ecumenical vision in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada – Call to Action, which challenges Canadians and the Church to demonstrate good will, while gaining a greater understanding of the need for reconciliation and healing. “Moving Forward” aims to unite initiatives of indigenous ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, the United Church of Canada Edmonton Presbytery, Inner City Pastoral Ministry, and supportive ecumenical and interfaith partners. This will be an opportunity to “witness” dialogue among rising leaders within the indigenous and non-indigenous community.