Truth and Reconciliation
Attached is the Convocation Address given on the occasion of the May 10th 2017 Convocation ceremonies at The United Theological College, Montreal, held at Roxboro United Church in Roxboro, Quebec. The convocation preacher was the Rev. James Scott, who was recognized through the conferring of the degree Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa).
Until his retirement in summer 2015 following the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Dr. Scott was the longstanding and very distinguished GCE official concerned with residential schools and other aspects of the movement seeking right relations between indigenous and non-indigenous folk. Thus the College recognized in particular his profound commitment to indigenous concerns and his work with the Church in preparation for, and response to, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Jamie Scott remains an active member of First United Church in Ottawa and of Ottawa Presbytery.