PEACEFUL PRACTICES: PRACTISING PEACEMAKING ACROSS DIFFERENCES
Message by Scott Morton Ninomiya – October 1, 2023
TAKING ROMANS 12 ON OUR RECONCILIATION JOURNEYS
Romans 12:2 NIV Do not conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.
A. Taking Romans 12:2 on our Reconciliation Journeys
- Curiosity: unconforming ourselves
- Discovery: renewing our minds
- Connection: transforming together
Curiosity – Luke 8:18 Be careful how you listen. “The longest journey is from your head to your heart.” Clarence Cachagee
Discovery – Psalm 51:10 Renew a right spirit within me. Re-discovering our place on this land.
Connection – Showing up, walking behind, taking time, building trust.
B. Starting Places for the Journey
- Do the Blanket Exercise
- Dig into some learning resources
- Attend a local Indigenous-led event
- Register for Peace Conference – Amber!
- Connect with local Indigenous groups
- Go on a Learning Tour to Timmins
- Do a Watershed Learning Tour
To access the Peaceful Practices guide, click here.
You can listen to the sermon on YouTube here.
About Scott Morton Ninomiya: Scott Morton Ninomiya was born and lives with his family in Waterloo Region; on the Grand River Watershed – the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Chonnoton peoples. He attends St Jacobs Mennonite Church and is pursuing a Ph.D. part-time in the Environment Faculty at the University of Waterloo. Scott is the Indigenous Neighbours Program Coordinator for MCC Ontario where he leads a talented and passionate team of six, spread out across the province – including Timmins, Niagara, the GTA and Kitchener-Waterloo.