Dr. Anne-Marie Ellithorpe (Ph.D., University of Queensland, currently living in Vancouver) spoke on Friendship and Non-Violent Resistance to Oppression. In the 1880s, two Maori leaders in New Zealand, Te Whiti o Rongomai & Tohu Kaka, led their community in peaceful protests, marked by white feathers as a sign of peace. What Gandhi learnt about Parihaka helped develop his pacifist understandings, which in turn inspired Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. May we too be willing to compassionately challenge injustice, as a necessary outworking of civic friendship that wills good for both the oppressor and the oppressed. [KH]

Service Details

Passage: Isaiah 2:1-4; Matthew 5:38-42

Communion: No

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Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Anne-Marie Ellithorpe

Worship Leader: Rosie Perera

Song Leader: Curtis Funk

Pianist: Curtis Funk

Usher: Ed Epp

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