125: How Should Youth Workers Position Themselves In Conversations Surrounding First Nations Communities?

As Christians wanting to be positive witnesses to our culture, sometimes we wrestle with wondering what we are supposed to do when we learn about atrocities. On top of that, when atrocities have been committed in the name of Jesus, the stakes are even higher for us. That’s the position that we find ourselves in when we consider how much hurt has been done to our First Nations neighbours in the name of Jesus. We can lead this generation of young people to a place where they can bring hope, healing, and a way forward, but it’ll require we listen and learn. Join us in today’s podcast with Pastor Andrew Russell about how we can position ourselves as followers of Jesus in conversations with First Nations communities. 

You can follow Andrew @Journalist_LMG on most platforms

Check out these resources Andrew recommends:

Indigenous Writes by Chelsea Vowel

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (https://nctr.ca/records/reports/)

We want to see YOU in person during our On The Road tour in October and November! You can keep up to date with our plans and pivots here: https://www.youthworker.community/ontheroad/ 

 

Special thanks to this episode’s sponsor, Trinity Western University. Their mission is to develop godly Christian leaders: positive, goal-oriented university graduates with thoroughly Christian minds; growing disciples of Jesus Christ who glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission, serving God and people in the various marketplaces of life. They are passionately committed to helping you discover how to be fully and faithfully present in the world and to play a vital role in God’s work of healing, hope, and renewal. Learn more about this leading liberal arts university with campuses in both Canada and the USA at TWU.ca

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