The following is a response from the United Church of Canada to the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
We renew our pledge to be good relations,
and we ask the whole of the church to pray.
On June 3, we witnessed a historic event with the release of the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
In a letter to The United Church of Canada, Moderator the Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Bott and the Rev. Maggie Dieter, Executive Minister, Indigenous Ministries and Justice, urge non-Indigenous members and friends of the United Church to
read the final report of the Inquiry
advocate for the actions it demands of government
explore how each of us, individually and as communities of faith, will make the changes necessary to ensure the dignity and safety of Indigenous peoples in this country