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Title Decolonizing discipline : children, corporal punishment, Christian theologies, and reconciliation / edited by Valerie E. Michaelson and Joan E. Durrant.

Publication Info. Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Perceptions on truth and reconciliation ; 3
Note Selected revised papers presented at a conference, the Forum on TRC 6 Call to Action, in October, 2017, held at Queen's University, Ontario.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part 1. Setting the Stage: Indian Residential Schools, Canadian Churches, and Corporal Punishment: Chapter 1. A Prophetic Call to Churches in Canada -- Chapter 2. 'I was Spanked and I'm OK': Examining Thirty Years of Research Evidence on Corporal Punishment -- Chapter 3. Corporal Punishment: The Child's Experience -- Chapter 4. Lies that have Shaped Us: Racism, Violence and Ageism in Canadian Churches -- Part 2. Examining Sacred Texts: Christian Theological Reflections on Corporal Punishment: Chapter 5. Acculturation, Enculturation and Social Imaginaries: The Complex Relationship between the Gospel and Culture -- Chapter 6. Reading the Bible Redemptively -- Chapter 7. What do we do with Proverbs? -- Chapter 8. The Significance of Robust Theologies of Childhood for Honouring Children's Full Humanity and Rejecting Corporal Punishment -- Part 3. Seeking Further Wisdom: Indigenous Parenting, Positive Approaches to Discipline and Spiritual Practices: Chapter 9. The Circle of Courage: Raising Respectful, Responsible Children through Indigenous Child Rearing Practices -- Chapter 10. "Inunnguiniq" (The Making of a Human Being): Inuit Traditional Values and Child Rearing Practices -- Chapter 11. Rethinking Christian Theologies of Discipline and Discipleship -- Chapter 12. Walking the Path Toward Reconciliation: One Mother's Transformative Journey from Parenting with Punishment to Parenting with Positive Discipline -- Chapter 13. Whole Person Discipline: The Spiritual Nurture of Children -- Part 4. Moving Toward Reconciliation: Reflections on the Theological Statement and (re)Imagining our Shared Future -- Chapter 14. Developing a Theological Position Statement on Corporal Punishment: The Process -- Chapter 15. An International Perspective on the Canadian Theological Statement: Context, Tools and Encouragement -- Chapter 16. "On Sparing the Rod and Spoiling the Child:" Preaching on Call to Action Number 6, and the Repeal of Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada -- Chapter 17. An Opportune Time: Corrupt Imagination and Distorted Lives -- Chapter 18. Hiding, Finding and Breaking: One Man's Journey to Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Violence -- Chapter 19. Let these be Hands that Bless.
Summary "In June 2015, Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 Calls to Action that urged reform of policies and programs to repair the harms caused by the Indian Residential Schools. Decolonizing Discipline is a response to Call to Action 6--the call to repeal Section 43 of Canada's Criminal Code, which justifies the corporal punishment of children. Editors Valerie Michaelson and Joan Durrant have brought together diverse voices to respond to this call and to consider the ways that colonial Western interpretations of Christian theologies have been used over centuries to normalize violence and rationalize the physical discipline of children. Theologians, clergy, social scientists, and First Nations, Inuit, and M├ętis leaders and community members explore the risks that corporal punishment poses to children and examine practical, non-violent approaches to discipline. The authors invite readers to participate in shaping this country into one that does not sanction violence against children. The result is a multifaceted exploration of theological debates, scientific evidence, and personal journeys of the violence that permeated Canada's Residential Schools and continues in Canadian homes today. Together, they compel us to decolonize discipline in Canada."-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Corporal punishment of children -- Canada -- Religious aspects.
Corporal punishment -- Canada -- Religious aspects.
Discipline of children -- Canada -- Religious aspects.
Indigenous children -- Violence against -- Canada.
Corporal punishment of children -- Law and legislation -- Canada.
Corporal punishment -- Law and legislation -- Canada.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Michaelson, Valerie, editor.
Durrant, Joan E., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Decolonizing discipline. Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press, 2020 0887558658 9780887558658 (OCoLC)1149382722
ISBN 9780887558672 electronic book
0887558674 electronic book
0887558666 EPUB
9780887558665 (electronic bk.)