refugees

"And you are to love those who are foreigners..."

Deuteronomy 10:19a

Wellspring strongly believes that it is important to open our church doors to welcome refugees into our communities. Currently we engage in this call through supporting Adam House (a refugee shelter). A few years ago we also submitted a sponsorship application, although we have yet to hear anything back on our submission. We also respond to various individual financial requests to support refugees in Toronto, as we are able.

We [I] would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the M├ętis, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work/present in this territory.

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