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The Road to Reconciliation and the Protection of Children: engaging with robust theologies and the dignity of children

Friday, October 20, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Theological Hall
Room: Convocation Hall, 2nd Floor, elevator access available
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 In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued 94 Calls to Action, providing a roadmap for reconciliation. Number 6 calls upon the Government of Canada to remove the law that allows corporal punishment of children. In the Church (today and in the past), corporal punishment has been based on narrow interpretations of the Bible. Yet the Bible and Jesus’ own teachings value children as gifts to the whole community and as bearers of God’s Image. This lecture explores how a deeper understanding of the Bible and a richer theology of childhood strengthens the Church’s commitment in the areas of reconciliation and child protection, and help us all to honour the full humanity and contributions of children. Join us for this free public lecture featuring the Right Reverend Mark MacDonald, Anglican Indigenous Bishop and Dr. Marcia Bunge, Professor of Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota. This event is made possible by generous grants from: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada 150 and The School of Religion, Queen’s University

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