Anti-Racism Network

The Canadian Ecumencial Anti-Racism Network (CEARN)

This network is an expression of Canadian churches working together to support anti-racism programs and educators who are working in member churches, sharing resources and learning among anti-racism educators, and supporting long-term change in Canadian churches and church organizations.

The mandate of CEARN is to accompany churches and church organizations in Canada who are working toward racial justice, racial reconciliation, and peace, to transform themselves and their communities. The goals are:

  1. To build and strengthen a national ecumenical network of anti-racism educators and activists.
  2. To mutually support and hold one another accountable as we learn more about racism in the churches and church organizations in Canada—and become transformed churches.
  3. To develop and share resources.

The current members of the CEARN Steering Committee are:

  • Adele Halliday – United Church of Canada
  • Adiat Junaid – Religious Society of Friends
  • Bernadette Arthur – Christian Reformed Church in North America
  • Colin Grimmond – Orthodox Church in America, Canada Archdiocese
  • Esther Wesley – The Anglican Church of Canada
  • Hazel Campayne – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Jonathan Schmidt – The Canadian Churches’ Forum on Global Ministries
  • Katharine Masteron – Presbyterian Church in Canada
  • Kim Uyede-Kai (interim chair) – United Church of Canada
  • Michael Wagenman – Christian Reformed Church in North America
  • Néstor Medina
  • Patricia Burton-Williams  – Women’s Interchurch Council of Canada
  • Wenh-In Ng – The United Church of Canada, (Toronto Conference)
  • Peter Noteboom (secretary) – The Canadian Council of Churches
  • Jose Zarate – The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
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