Cultivating Transformative Reconciliation
The Canadian TRC Experience in Dialogue with the South African and Nordic Cases
November 24th – 26th, 2021
Vancouver School of Theology
Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Keynote Speakers – November 24th
- Maria Wilson
- Hereditary Chief Ray Jones
- Dr. Jaqueline Ottmann
Vice Provost of the University of Saskatchewan
- Stoney Nakoda Tony Snow
Translating reconciliation into social and political reality is vital to the TRC processes that have occurred or are occurring in South Africa, Canada and several Nordic countries. The conference is offering a new understandings of reconciliation as a transformative practice. November 24, 2021 we will gather together to hear from respected leaders who have been walking the road of reconciliation specifically in Canada. Guest speakers from a variety of Indigenous nations will give instates that will help revitalize a theology on reconciliation, by offering new proposals in the intersections between pastoral, public, and political theology.
November 25th, 2021, research exchange across South Africa, Canada and several Nordic countries is facilitated. The conference is the third conference of ReconTrans (Trading Justice for Peace? Reconciliation as a Transformative Concept in TRC Processes, 2019-2023). ReconTrans is an international comparative research project, coordinated by KUN/VID Specialized University (Tromsø, Norway) in collaboration with researchers from the University of the Western Cape (Cape Town, South Africa), Vancouver School of Theology (Vancouver, Canada), Umeå University (Umeå, Sweden) and University College Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden). Previous conferences were held in Cape Town, South Africa, in May 31, 2019 and in Tromsø, Norway, in October 29-30, 2019.