"Critical need" to train new ordained ministers in Canadian indigenous communities
by Anglican Journal, by Andre Forget]
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
Training new ordained ministers is a "critical need" in many Indigenous communities—but not one traditional seminary education can easily fill, says Bishop Lydia Mamakwa, of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh.
"Seminarians are not coming to live among our people, and they are not trained to serve in a remote, isolated little reserve," Mamakwa explained. "We need to look at alternative delivery of ministry." Mamakwa’s comments came at a February gathering hosted by the national church in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to discuss the future of the theological education in Canada.