The Native Ministries Consortium summer school is offering courses ranging from reclaiming youth at risk to global church politics at the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) this July.
Lecturers include the church’s first national indigenous bishop, Mark MacDonald, who will lead a seminar, The Gospel in Four Directions: A Navajo-Christian Conversation. The seminar will “explore the dimensions of the Gospel from a unique, but not … foreign point of view: Navajo ‘Four Directional Thinking.'”
Jenny Plane Te Paa, dean of Te Rau Kahikatea, in Auckland, New Zealand, will teach a course on global church politics, which will “explore the particular issues affecting indigenous Chris-tians in our quest for God’s justice.”
Consortium members include the native council of the diocese of Caledonia, the Episcopal diocese of Alaska, Cook College and Theological School, B.C. Conference Native Ministries Council, and VST.
For more information, the consortium office may be reached at (604) 827-3447, by e-mail at [email protected], or at www.vst.edu/summer/nmcss.php.