There is hardly a person in Canada, thanks to the historic Truth & Reconciliation Commission (2009-2015), who doesn't know something about the tragic history and legacy of our country's Indian Residential Schools and their ongoing effects on First Nations communities and peoples.
But there is hardly a person in Canada who knows what to do next.
In this free lecture and discussion, professor, author, and former pastor Mark Buchanan will speak about his own experience in trying to address Canada's, and especially the Canadian church's, historic wrongs committed against First Peoples, and will specifically explore ways that churches and Christians might respond to the Calls to Action that emerged from the TRC. A time for questions will follow.
Mark Buchanan and his wife Cheryl live in Calgary, Alberta, where Mark is associate professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose Seminary. They have three young adult children. Educated at UBC and Regent College, Mark is a pastor, teacher, speaker, and the author of seven books as well as the forthcoming novel, David. He has also written numerous articles for Christianity Today, Faith Today, Leadership Journal, Discipleship Journal, and several other magazines. He enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and motorcycles.