National Conference May 3 To 5, 2010

TheologyWINNIPEG, MB – The Faculty of Theology at The University of Winnipeg in collaboration with the Knowles/Woodsworth Centre for Theology and Public Policy is hosting an important national conference in May.

Registration is now open for the Churches’ Council on Theological Education in Canada’s national conference, “Doing Theology in a Fair Country”. Be a part of a conversation with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians about being engaged in theological education in a context of truth telling and reconciliation.

Join us from May 3 to 5, 2010 with renowned Canadian philosopher and author John Ralston Saul, newly elected president of International PEN. Other speakers include Terry LeBlanc, Mi’kmaq /Acadian from Listuguj First Nation/Campbellton, New Brunswick who has served in full-time Native ministry since 1979; Dr. Paula Sampson, Director of the Native Ministries Program and Assistant Professor of Ethics and First Nations Studies at Vancouver School of Theology. She is also a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada; The Very Rev. Dr. Michael James Oleksa has spent over 40 years living among and researching the languages and cultures of Indigenous Alaskan Peoples; Christopher G. Trott teaches Native Studies at the University of Manitoba and has spent the last 15 years researching the history of Christian missions among Inuit; Karen Fromen, Mohawk of Six Nations, has a Master’s in Native Studies and currently teaches at the University of Winnipeg; The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald is the Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Bishop; and Reverend Ray Aldred, status Cree and Assistant Professor of Theology at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary, Alberta.

Conference details can be found at:

In conjunction with this conference, Professor Chris Wells is offering a course entitled Contextual Theologies: Doing Theology in a Fair Country from May 3 to May 7, 2010.

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Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

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