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Halifax church changing name due to namesake’s treatment of Indigenous people – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201762 Views

Halifax founder Edward Cornwallis ‘oppressor of our First Nations brothers and sisters,’ pastor says

Mar 20, 2017

The Cornwallis Street Baptist Church will change its name because Halifax founder Edward Cornwallis was an “oppressor of our First Nations brothers and sisters,” pastor Rhonda Britton says.

“We don’t know what the name of the church is changing to,” she said Sunday. “We just know what’s it’s changing from.”

There have been campaigns throughout the province in recent years to remove Cornwallis’s name from public places in light of his treatment of Indigenous people.

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