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St. George's, Devon acknowledged the importance of Red Dress Day, May 5, in their prayers of the people. The Rev. Lisa Wojna focused her sermon on love (a strong motif in the letters and Gospel of John), and how standing in solidarity to recognise Red Dress Day is a demonstration of love. As Mother Teresa said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

Red Dress Day is devoted to remembering, honouring, and advocating on behalf of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQ+ people. Inspired by Jamie Black, a Métis artist from Manitoba who hung hundreds of red dresses in public to represent MMIWG2S+, this day raises awareness about the disproportionate violence that Indigenous women, girls, and 2-Spirit people face in Canada. To learn more about this crisis, visit Safe Passage, an initiative of the Native Women's Association of Canada.

Pictured wearing their red dresses are from left:  Mary Burridge, lay reader;  the Rev. Lisa Wojna, rector of St. George's, Devon; Mary Brinklow, people’s warden.