Black History Month

Black History Month

Challenges, opportunity and progress

People across Canada celebrate and recognize the month of February as Black History Month. The month of February of 2022 was an opportunity for us to understand Black histories, going beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black excellence. In addition to spotlighting excellence, we celebrated the legacy, history, and achievements that Canadians of African descent have made, and continue to make. We recognized our commitment to equal rights, opportunity, and freedom from discrimination in the GTA and across Canada. The theme for this year’s celebration was Black Health and Wellness.

As Black people it is imperative that we are not just existing, but that we exist understanding that our health and well-being are paramount, and above that, that our soul is well.

3 John 1:2 declares, “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”

Black people have been historically under-represented, and face many more systemic barriers. That is why we recognize Black History Month. It is an opportunity for all of us to learn this vital narrative, and better understand the struggles Black people in Canada faced then and face even now.

As a church community we stand with Canada, and celebrate the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters who have stood robust, elevated and left us strong and influential shoulders to pivot on. As acknowledged by Paul, in 1 Tim. 6:12, he encouraged Timothy to “Fight the good fight of the faith…”

We will fight the good fight by:

  1. Maintaining a Godly character;
  2. Rejecting false doctrines;
  3. Seeking Godliness with contentment.

February 27 Worship Service

As we celebrate Black History Month, let us do so understanding that God is the ultimate reason for our prosperity as a people.

On February 27, 2022, our Praise worship service recognized and celebrated our Black heritage.

See Praise Cathedral e-newsletter on Black History Month

 

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