Need to redefine church

Published March 1, 2010

National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald has urged the Anglican Church of Canada to “find other ways to be church,” especially among the marginalized sectors of society.

At the recent first National Theological Conference in Montreal, Bishop MacDonald said the church is “far removed” from the reality lived by young aboriginal girls in urban areas, for instance, where one in three tries to kill herself or falls victim to sex trafficking. “…We can and must raise our standards…,” he said, adding that indigenous ministry works best when there are “high standards of discipleship, coupled with a high degree of sharing in a collegial and communal ministry.”


  • Marites N. Sison

    Marites (Tess) Sison was editor of the Anglican Journal from August 2014 to July 2018, and senior staff writer from December 2003 to July 2014. An award-winning journalist, she has more that three decades of professional journalism experience in Canada and overseas. She has contributed to The Toronto Star and CBC Radio, and worked as a stringer for The New York Times.

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