We are deeply saddened to hear of the discovery of the bodies of 215 indigenous children.
Let us consider the tragedy of each one of the children and their families, and a whole new generation re-traumatized by the discovery of their bodies. Let us also lament that this was done in the name of Christ.
How was this allowed to happen? Racism. Racism blinds people. Then systemic racism blocks others from making changes.
This issue is not peripheral to faith. It is at the core of mission.
Think of all the people whose hearts are hardened to the gospel as they hear this news. Even if this wasn’t the case, justice is the nature and desire of God. This is how he summarizes his will, “. . . what does the LORD require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)
Rev. Diane McBeth, executive director, CBWOQ
Learn more about CBWOQ’s awareness-raising work and support for Indigenous women here.