Kevin Annett is a renowned global human rights campaigner, author and whistle blower who has led the movement to expose and prosecute child murder by church and state in Canada and Europe. Kevin is the co-founder of The International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State, and has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
In the 1980s, Annett graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor's degree in anthropology and a Master's degree in political science. In 1990, he graduated from the Vancouver School of Theology with a Master of Divinity, and was subsequently ordained by British Columbia Conference of the United Church of Canada. From 1990-1991 he served in churches in rural Manitoba, and from 1991-1992 served at the Fred Victor Mission in Toronto, an outreach street-ministry of The United Church of Canada. He was appointed minister to St. Andrew's United Church in Port Alberni, British Columbia in 1992.
From early in his ministry Annett was puzzled by the total absence of indigenous people from his church. He determined both to discover why this should be and to be as pro-active in his contacts with his indigenous parishioners. Unknown to him at the time, he was set on a path that would change his life forever when he uncovered the crimes against indigenous people in church and school. Annett has written three books on the subject of residential school abuse in Canada. The first, "Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust," was published in two editions: 2001 and 2005. A substantially updated, revised 3rd edition in September 2011 was retitled "Hidden No Longer." The second, "Love and Death in the Valley," was published in 2002.
In 2006, Kevin produced a documentary on this topic: "Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide" which won the 2006 award for 'Best Director' at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. It provided the title for his third book "Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor" published in January 2011. "Unrepentant" documents Canada’s dirty secret – the planned genocide of aboriginal people in church-run Indian Residential Schools – and the clergyman’s efforts to document and make public these crimes. First-hand testimonies from residential school survivors are interwoven with Annett’s own story of how he faced firing, de-frocking, and the loss of his family, reputation and livelihood as a result of his efforts to help survivors and bring out the truth of the residential schools.
In 2010, Annett founded The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State. This is a network of activists who have given up on the established legal systems of nation states and constituted their own. After a "Tribunal of Conscience" in Brussels in the fall of 2012, they reviewed the available evidence before indicting all 30 defendants on February 25, 2013 for perpetrating or concealing the Canadian genocide. These defendants included then Joseph Ratzinger (formerly Pope Benedict XVI), Tarcisio Bertone, former Cardinal, Elizabeth Windsor "Queen of England" and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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