invited to make use of a kit, created by the Ecumenical Anti-Racism
Network, focused on the theme "God so loved the people of the world"
(John 3:16). The title of this resource comes from the Chinese Kuo-yu
Bible, an ecumenical translation done in the 1930s and still in use in
most Chinese congregations.
This network is
an expression of Canadian churches working together to support
anti-racism programs, and involves member-churches of the Canadian
Council of Churches (CCC). The kit is the result of five years of
learning, reflecting and acting together in the Canadian Ecumenical
The CCC is the
largest ecumenical body in Canada, representing 20 churches of
Anglican, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic
traditions. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is
representing the Catholic Church.
"God so loved
the people of the world" is a pilot project. More information on this
initiative is available at:
churches wrapped up their first Racial Justice Week, an event intended
to encourage churches in their efforts to undo racism in their local
communities. The week ran from March 19 to 26.