Lay Education courses

par Knox College

  • lundi, 16 janvier 2017 de 9:00 Matin à vendredi, 17 mars 2017 5:00 Après-midi (HAA)

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GOSPEL OF JOHN    

Instructor: Dr. Frank Kovacs

Dates: January 16 through February 27, 2017

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THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION’S CALLS TO ACTION – AND ME!                                                 

Instructor: David Phillips

Dates: March 6 through April 17, 2017

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GOSPEL OF JOHN    

Instructor: Dr. Frank Kovacs

Dates: January 16 through February 27, 2017

This course examines the Gospel of John as a unique part of the Synoptic Gospel tradition. As such, John’s Gospel will be studied for its distinctive theological contribution generated by unique themes, motifs, and narrative features such as light and darkness, life and death, and misunderstanding and conflict. This course will solicit discussion and reflection on our own religious contexts within developing diverse twenty-first century cultures. Course content delivery will consist of online activities, forums, and written material. In addition to reading and online participation (30%), students are required to complete and submit weekly responses to assigned questions on the weekly reading (30%); students are also required to complete and submit a final analysis and reflection paper (7-10 pages) on a preapproved passage of the student’s choice (40%).

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THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION’S CALLS TO ACTION – AND ME!                                                 

Instructor: David Phillips

Dates: March 6 through April 17, 2017

Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack was an Anishinaabe boy and only 12 years old when he ran away from Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School, located near Kenora, Ontario. Chanie’s attempt to return home and see his father led to his death on the side of railway tracks from hunger and exposure to harsh weather. The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Chanie’s death.

“The tragedy of Chanie Wenjack is a part of the sad legacy of residential schools. His story has an important place in our history as a denomination. As we continue to ask forgiveness from Aboriginal peoples, we pray and hope we can also find opportunities to find healing and wholeness together” (Rev. Stephen Kendall, Principal Clerk of the General Assembly).

The journey of healing and reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada is a path laden with painful truth telling. The concluding paragraph of The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Confession continues to challenge us as this journey continues.

We ask, also, for forgiveness from Aboriginal peoples. What we have heard we acknowledge. It is our hope that those whom we have wronged with a hurt too deep for telling will accept what we have to say. With God’s guidance our Church will seek opportunities to walk with Aboriginal peoples to find healing and wholeness together as God’s people.

This course is intended to help students understand our denomination’s involvement with residential schools, intended or not, in destroying indigenous culture.  The course will focus on learning about our complicity and how we today might as a church respond to the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls for Action as it specifically relates to congregations and be actively involved together with our indigenous brothers and sisters in reconciliation.

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16 janvier 2017
lundi, 16 janvier 2017 9:00 Matin (HNA)

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