Saturday May 16, 2015, 9 am to 1 pm
St. John the Apostle Anglican Church
2208 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Open to all, strongly recommended for clergy, wardens, synod delegates, and parish leadership
Our theme is “Directions: When Anglican is more than English”, exploring our understandings and relationships with minorities, culture, racism, and history.
Our keynote speaker is Brander McDonald, Diocesan Indigenous Ministries Coordinator, who will touch on the Church’s relationship with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. This helps set in context why anti-racism training is so important for us as Christians. This event will not constitute the Diocesan Anti-racism training, but will include a couple of the exercises from the training to expose participants. The Archdeaconry will be setting a date for a regional workshop and encouraging participants to sign up for it.
We are hoping to gather a panel of Anglicans to speak on their particular experiences as non-Anglo Anglicans, and to have some breakout groups around issues of sensitivity in ministry and mission.
If you have interested persons in your parish who would like to help by speaking on a panel or facilitating a group, please contact the Ven. Grant Rodgers, the Rev. Charles Balfour, or the Rev. Stephanie Shepard.
Our purpose in gathering is to both stimulate discussion and information sharing and to encourage new directions that we can take as a whole region or partnering parishes.