Conversations on Hopeful Citizenship in a Divided World

Date(s) - April 23, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church

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In a time of deep division and cynicism, it is counter cultural to act as citizens with hope and resolve for the good of our communities.

“God’s call to justice, and our walk as faithful citizens in this world, inspires passionate debate. Sometimes these debates descend into polarization that sounds like: “Its Us vs. Them… and them are “”no-good-evil-doers.”

In this workshop we’ll discuss mutual respect as salt and light Christian witness in today’s political climate. We’ll share stories, draw on some CRC Justice and Reconciliation ministries resources and remember that hope is action we take in community.”

Facilitator: Mike Hogeterp is the Director of the CRC’s Centre for Public Dialogue and lives, works, and worships on unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa Ontario). As part of a deepening journey of decolonization and right relationship, Mike is blessed to be a PhD Candidate with NAIITS-An Indigenous Learning Community, where he’s doing a dissertaion on Settler responsibility for right relationship, with a focus on the CRC in Canada. Outside of work and study, Mike enjoys family time, cooking, plenty of time outdoors for introvert quiet, and playing percussion.

Host: Rachel Vroege – 1Life Justice and Mercy Curator

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