The following are upcoming events specific to the ELCIC’s work in diversity, equity and inclusion:

  • April 15-19: Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry’s 5-Day Program
    Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) is a five-day interactive and engaging program with practical ideas for implementation in your own context. DUIM is for ministry leaders and community members nurturing cultural relevance, understanding, and awareness in their communities. The next DUIM takes place April 15-19 in Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre (Beausejour, Manitoba). For more information on this event, including available bursaries and registration details, please click here. 

  • May 9: Online Racial Justice Workshop
    If you’re looking for a way to start conversations on addressing racism in the church and Canadian society, you can join our online Racial Justice Workshop. ELCIC’s Carmen Ramirez, Assistant to the Bishop for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will hold two workshops on racial justice. These workshops are intended to be taken together. Session 1 is on May 9th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET) and Session 2 is also on May 9th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET). Registration is free to all ELCIC members. To register for Session 1, please click here. For Session 2, please click here. To view and download the event poster, please click here. You may share this event widely to your network. 

  • May 19-June 30: Seven Weeks for Seven Sacred Teachings
    The Eastern Synod’s Circle for Reconciliation and Justice (CRJ) invites you to join in a new contemplative practice. From May 19th to June 30th, CRJ offers Lutheran churches Canada-wide, an opportunity to reflect on the Seven Sacred Teachings of the Anishinaabe, which are sometimes referred to as the Seven Grandmothers or Seven Grandfathers.
    By engaging with the teachings, we can deepen our cross-cultural understanding, and work towards fulfilling one of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. #60 asks us “to respect Indigenous spirituality in it’s own right”. Congregations will have a chance to explore the seven guides to living a good life:  Truth, Love, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, Respect, and Wisdom.
    Beginning on Sunday May 19th we will engage with Truth. In the resource package (LINK PDF) you will find song, prayer, sermon, and visual art activities for all ages. They can be woven into the whole Sunday service or used throughout the week in church or home settings. More information can be found here.