Renew Nov.8-9 Toronto

Here’s an event involving Christine O’Reilly and Susan Samuel.  Information about watching on your computer is below.

The events are free, but registration is required at
Unable to make it to Toronto? Watch RENEW on your computer in real time through Knox’s video conferencing technology. For more information about how to participate remotely, contact John Henderson at


Truth & Reconciliation: Calls to Action for Seminary and Church
Tuesday, November 8, 1:30 – 4:30pm

The truth and reconciliation commission made 94 calls to action. Focusing on specific calls to action, we will learn how seminary curricula are incorporating specific calls and also hear how congregations are implementing them. Presenters:

  • Jonathan Hamilton Diablo, Co-Chair of University of Toronto Task Force on Truth and Reconciliation; Director, Aboriginal Student Services; Coordinator, Council of Aboriginal Initiatives First Nations House
  • The Rev. Susan Samuel, member Healing and Reconciliation Advisory committee PCC (2002-12); Presbyterian rep at the KAIROS Indigenous Rights Circle
  • Joyce Johnston and Sheila Robson from Cape Croker reserve

The Rev. Bob Geddes, Moderator

Doctor Assisted Death, Part 2 (follow up from RENEW 2015)
Wednesday, November 9, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Beginning with a legal update on current legislation, a panel will explore questions from a Reformed theological perspective and consider the issues with which clergy and pastoral visitors struggle in providing care. Resources:

  • John Woods, VP Strategic Initiatives, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Hamilton
  • The Rev. Dr. Christine O’Reilly, Minister, Thedford Presbyterian Church
  • The Rev. Dr. John Vissers, Director of Academic Programs and Professor of Historical Theology, Knox College

The Rev. John Henderson, Moderator

Lois Stewart Klempa Memorial Inaugural Lecture:
Insights from the Middle East

Wednesday, November 9, 2:00 – 4:00pm

The Rev. Ian Ross-McDonald, General Secretary, Life and Mission Agency of the PCC, will present his observations and reflections on his recent visit to the Middle East.

The events are free, but registration is required at

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