Today, we regret to announce our Special Meeting of Members on Dec. 9th, 2020 is cancelled. CBAC Executive Minister Rev. Dr. Peter Reid and CBAC President Andrew Hopper shared statements along with the announcement....Read More →
The CBAC recognizes that no people and no buildings can exist without land to support and uphold them. Prior to the founding of our denomination or any of our churches, before the beginning of any of the Atlantic provinces, or the dominion of Canada – this land was entrusted by the Creator to the Mi’kmaw, Wəlastəkwewiyik, Peskotomuhkati, Penobscot, Innu, and Inuit nations as well as the former Beothuk nation. Many of our churches exist in unceded territory, and we, as a predominantly settler body, are governed by treaties with the First Peoples of this land. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, and with the guidance of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People, we acknowledge these lands and their Indigenous custodians and we recognize ourselves as treaty people. As Baptists of Atlantic Canada, we seek to walk in a good way upon the land that sustains us, and alongside our Indigenous neighbours and hosts.
Dr. Lois Mitchell, former CBAC Director of Public Witness & Social Concerns, has written a personal reflection on the current situation in western Nova Scotia. The Indigenous Relations... Read More
In response to the escalating situation with Sipekne’katik First Nation and commercial fishing communities: We affirm that the present conflict stems from the fact that settlers (especially our... Read More