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Western Intercultural Ministries Network Conference 2023

October 19, 2023 - October 21, 2023

Western Intercultural Ministries Network Conference 2023, 19-21 October, St Albert AB, Treaty Six, at Star of the North retreat centre.

Click here for registration. Thank you to the Regional Council 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.

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 a downloadable document with more details.

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

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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October 19, 2023
October 21, 2023
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Star of the North Retreat Centre
St Albert, AB Canada