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  • Witness: Heart Garden this Spring

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    This spring KAIROS Canada invites children and youth in parishes and congregations from coast-to-coast across Canada to create hearts for a Heart Garden in remembrance of Indigenous children who attended the Indian Residential Schools.  A Heart Garden will be planted at Rideau Hall on June 3 after the official close of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), with similar Heart Garden ceremonies planned at churches and in communities across the country from May 31-June3.

    The Heart Garden is a joint initiative of the TRC, KAIROS Canada, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society http://www.fncaringsociety.com/main

    and Project of Heart http://projectofheart.ca/  , and will serve as a legacy of the work of the TRC, former students of Indian Residential Schools and their families.

    For more information on how children and youth in your parish or community can participate, please visit  http://www.kairoscanada.org/events/time4reconciliation/heart-gardens/

    and see  the attached press release.

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    KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives is a faith-based social justice organization which unites 11 Canadian churches and religious organizations (including the Anglican Church of Canada) in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8):

    http://www.kairoscanada.org/who-we-are/about-kairos/

    The Rev. Deacon Lisa Chisholm-Smith

    Baptismal Ministry Missioner Anglican Diocese of Ottawa Tel: (613) 232-7124, ext. 231 lchisholm-smith@ottawa.anglican.ca

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