Circle for Reconciliation and Justice – June book study
The Circle for Reconciliation and Justice will coordinate a Synod-wide book study for the month of June, National Indigenous History Month.
We have chosen the book Five Little Indians by Michelle Good. It can be bought in bookstores, ordered online in ebook or paperback, or borrowed from your local library. It is available through Goodminds, an Indigenous independent outlet.
Michelle Good is a writer of Cree ancestry and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. Five Little Indians, released in April 2020, is her novel about five young people emerging from a remote residential school where they had been sent as small children.
The book has been recognized with several honours including the Governor General’s Literary Award. It was chosen by Amnesty International Canada for their Book Club Readers’ Choice of 2021.
Here are two suggestions for participating in the book study:
- Form a group from your congregation, Ministry Area or community to get together one or more times in June to discuss the book — and let us know about your experience!
We have made available a jotform with questions that you can answer online, and share with us.
Stories, thoughts or photos can be sent by email to Rev. Christie Morrow-Wolfe (email@example.com)
- Join two Zoom sessions that will be held in June. Before reading the book, you can attend a kick-off session “Introduction to Five Little Indians Book Study” on June 2, 7 to 8 pm EDT, that will give some background about the book and the author, and why it has been chosen for study.
The concluding session “Book Study Wrap-up” will be held on June 20, 7 to 9 pm EDT. In the first part we will ask participants to share what they found to be most meaningful and important about the book. The second part will be devoted to a discussion of the meaning for our congregations as we seek to live into truth and reconciliation moving forward.
Some suggestions of questions for discussion in the book groups are available from London Public Library and from Amnesty International Canada.
The links to the Zoom Book Study sessions:
June 2nd, Kick-Off Event, 7-8 pm –
June 20th, Wrap-Up Event, 7-9 pm –