Representatives from parishes across the Diocese gathered in Winnipeg on October 16-17 for Faith Horizons, held biannually between diocesan synods. This year’s speaker was Kevin Lamoureux, Professor of Education at the University of Winnipeg. Kevin, who is half Ukrainian and half Ojibwe, was raised for much of his life in a French-Metis family and knows first hand the challenges of intersecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures with faith. He spoke to the crowd on Friday evening and Saturday about deconstructing “otherness”, whereby we learn to humanize those we categorize as “other” through the building of mutual respect and relationship. “Nothing we do in our faith communities is neutral,” he told those in attendance. “Everything we do is bound up in a perspective.”
The leftover food from the event was taken to the Salvation Army Booth Centre, where folks were excited to get such a variety of food.