Incorporating Indigenous and Women’s Voices in Canadian Church History


  • Lucille Marr McGill University / Presbyterian College



This article highlights the value – indeed, necessity – of conceptualizing and teaching the histories of women and Indigenous people as an integral part of Canadian church history. This is accomplished by exploring three of the myriad reasons these inclusions are important, namely: (1) because we avoid it; (2) because history is essential in identity-building; (3) because the multi-faceted histories of Indigenous peoples and women are necessary if we are to have fuller understandings of who we are as Canadian people. In concluding, it is suggested that the act of incorporating Indigenous and women’s voices into Canadian church history honours the relational nature of knowing – their history is our history, and we cannot know the latter without the former.

Author Biography

Lucille Marr, McGill University / Presbyterian College

Rev. Dr. Lucille Marr is an Adjunct Professor and course lecturer for McGill University’s School of Religious Studies and the Montreal School of Theology.




How to Cite

Marr, Lucille. 2020. “Incorporating Indigenous and Women’s Voices in Canadian Church History”. Journal of the Council for Research on Religion 1 (2). Montreal, QC, Canada:47-58.