Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan is the justice communications team coordinator for the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), working for the Centre for Public Dialogue, the Office of Social Justice, the Canadian Aboriginal Ministries Committee, and the Office of Race Relations.
Articles by this author:
- A Prayer for the Suicide Crisis
Indigenous youth are succumbing to the harsh legacy of residential schools, the forced adoptions of Indigenous children in the 1960s, and the current child welfare system. Suicide rates among First Nations youth are five to seven times higher than that of non-Indigenous youths, and rates among Inuit youth are eleven times the national average. Please pray for their lives. Pray for action and for conviction in our hearts.
Lord, hear our prayer.