The parish of Trinity Church acknowledges that Anti-Black racism exists in our society and in our Church, and that it and all forms of racism against Black, Indigenous and other racialized people are a sin against God and against our neighbour. We commit ourselves to the recognition, dismantling, and elimination of Anti-Black and other forms of racism in our secular institutions, in our Church, and in ourselves, and to work for the full inclusion, participation and belongingness of Black, Indigenous and other racialized people in all sectors of our common life.
In light of this acknowledgment, and in keeping with this commitment, our parish undertakes to do the following:
Invite one or more speakers from a racialized community to speak on anti-racism.
Hold a follow-up discussion to learn how we can recognize and help confront racism in our community.
We are happy to report that on Sunday September 26, Jacqui Getfield of Black Anglicans of Canada will speak with us about how we go about confronting racism in our communities. It will be recorded and shown during the service and at 1 pm, Jacqui will join interested persons via Zoom in the afternoon for a deeper engagement with the subject and concepts. This will be in our parish Zoom room. Contact us for access.
You can learn more about Black Anglicans of Canada here.
We encourage you to access these resources on your own continuous journey to unlearning racism and becoming anti-racist:
More information can also be found at https://www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-life/diversity-resources/ .