Western Intercultural Ministries Network Conference 2023, 19-21 October, St Albert AB, Treaty Six, at Star of the North Retreat Centre.
Registration is $150 all-inclusive; travel to and from St Albert is not included. Thank you to the five Regional Councils who contributed funding so that costs could be kept low for all participants.
All welcome to our first in-person gathering since 2019!
All identities, background, and experiences welcome. Come with your questions, ideas, hopes, faith, and respectful curiosity.
Theme and agenda
Our theme: Daring Justice: intercultural and decolonizing lenses on truth and reconciliation. Song and worship, speakers, workshops, and lots of time for visiting and telling stories are all in the plans. October 21 we will join Northern Spirit Regional Council at their Celebration of Ministries service and Affirming celebration.
Resource people and presentations/ discussions
Click here for more details about our resource people and the focus they’ll each bring.
Cree elders Charlene Burns and Russel Burns: Cree Elders Russel and Charlene Burns wish to share their traditional knowledge, language, and cultural practises through the oral tradition.
Rev MiYeon Kim, music and worship leadership: minister at Fort Macleod-Granum pastoral charge, musician and hymn writer. Magpie, You Bring the Good News: Interculturality and Creativity in Ministry.
Rev Lloyd Nyarota, minister, Zimbabwe United Methodist Church and United Church of Canada; PhD candidate: Towards a Better Society: The Church’s Mission and Ministry of Reconciliation: A Study from Zimbabwe discussed in a Canadian Context.
Rev Murray Pruden, Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Executive Minister, Indigenous Ministries and Justice, General Council: The Act of Storytelling – Collective Street and Community Theatre, “Approaching Intercultural & Decolonizing Lenses on Truth and Reconciliation”.
Chris Pullenayegem, Director of Congregational Vitality at the Vancouver School of Theology: Hiding in plain sight: Diaspora and the emerging church. (This presentation will be open to the general public and scheduled in the evening on October 20.)
Dr Becca Whitla, professor of practical ministry and the Dr. Lydia E. Gruchy Chair in Pastoral Theology at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Singing and Praying Justly: Deepening Intercultural Ministries through Music and Worship
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