Kathy J, of KUC’s Global and Community Outreach ministry, and also a representative of KUC with Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery, journeyed to Quebéc to participate in the “Turning the Tables: Uncovering Hope” national justice event. Held at the Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (near Quebec City), the event drew on the biblical image of Jesus overturning tables in the temple. This second national justice gathering of the United Church of Canada was designed to inspire, energize, and equip participants to mobilize for justice. Following are some of the videos (YouTube) of this National United Church of Canada conference. Click on a green link to see the video described.
Changing the Paradigm
Rev. Dennis Drainville, the Anglican Bishop of Quebec, recalls how his life and views of the causes of poverty were radically changed by one person. Transformation comes in many forms. (Published on Oct 18, 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nm27zj4_aI
Karen Joseph, the executive director of Reconciliation Canada, says now is the time for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal to come together to reconcile and heal past wounds on all sides. (Published on Oct 18, 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pWA9wksPuA&feature=player_detailpage
Turning Over Tables: Uncovering Hope
Four people from Quebec talk candidly about their work to create social movements, shine a light on injustice, bring real stories to the historical record and raise awareness of social issues. In English and French. (Published on Oct 18, 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IThp_Sn6-gg
Padi Rex Reyes, General Secretary, National Council of Churches in the Philippines challenges Canadians to stand with people in the Philippines who oppose mining and the deadly conflicts that result. (Published on Oct 18, 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XtJZYm_RA