Steve Heinrichs

If Canada is a settler colonial society, how does that shape Christian understanding and vocation? If dispossession is the fundamental breach of the Indigenous-settler relationship, what biblical resources can address that? Could old memories spur significant reparative action? Join author and activist Steve Heinrichs, Mennonite Church Canada’s director of Indigenous-Settler Relations, for a courageous conversation as we contemplate the practice of Jubilee. Together, we’ll wrestle with these questions by centering the voices of the oppressed.

Please note: Due to Covid-19 complications, Steve will now be joining us via Zoom.

Online

$90.00

Commuter

$180.00

Live-In

$250.00

Student Online

$45.00

The Cost of Colonialism; The Joy of Jubilee

Event Details

Weekend Retreat, February 11-13, 2022, from 7:00 pm Friday to 1:00 pm Sunday (MT)

Steve Heinrichs is a settler Christian from Winnipeg. The director of Indigenous-settler relations for Mennonite Church Canada, Steve is a student of activism who loves to march with his partner, Ann, and their children, Izzy, Aiden and Abby. Steve has edited several books, including Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization (Orbis, 2019).

Schedule (subject to change)

FRIDAY

  • 7:00 PM     Welcome, Ritual, & Prayer
  • 7:30 PM     Session 1: A Tool of Liberation? Using the Bible to Address Settler Colonialism
  • 8:45 PM     Evening Ends

SATURDAY

  • 9:00 AM     Session 2: Facing Our Shadows: Settler Colonialism in the Bible
  • 10:15 AM   Break
  • 10:45 AM   Session 3: "And Then I Saw!" Exploring Settler Identity & the Practice of Reconciliation
  • 12:00 PM   Lunch Break
  • 2:30 PM     Session 4: Reconciliation in Reparation: The Joy of Jubilee
  • 3:45 PM     Break
  • 4:15 PM     Large Group "Circle" / Question Box
  • 5:15 PM     Dinner Break

  • 7:00 PM     Optional Movie (watch on your own) followed by a Q & A
  • 8:45 PM     Evening Ends

SUNDAY

  • 9:00 AM     Service & Prayer
  • 9:30 AM     Session 5: Following the Poor Christ, Honouring Indigenous Rights
  • 10:45 AM   Break
  • 11:15 AM   Circle of Encouragement & Commitment
  • 12:15 PM   Retreat Ends

Costs (subsidies available upon request):

Online        - $90
Commuter - $180 (includes a day use room and lunch on Saturday/Sunday)
Live-In       - $250 (includes overnight room for two nights, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, and Sunday breakfast/lunch) 

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Friday February 11, 2022
Saturday February 12, 2022
Sunday February 13, 2022

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$90.00

Commuter

$180.00

Live-In

$250.00

Student Online

$45.00

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