NMC: Thirty Years of PartnershipTweet Share
Posted on January 26, 2015 by VST
The Native Ministries Consortium, founded in 1985, marks thirty years of partnership with a pledge to continue shaping the terms of our relationship.
This news item relates to the raising of the pole ‘All My Relations’ outside of the Iona Building on the UBC campus, that took place on July 6, 2006.
It is appropriate that we make this commitment today as we raise the “All My Relations” pole at Vancouver School of Theology. For North Coast First Nations people, a totem pole symbolized history, identity and governance. For the Native Ministries Consortium, this pole symbolizes our mutual determination to carry on and strengthen the heritage of co-operation and co-existence which has affected both First Nations Christians and theological education for the past two decades.
We ask those present to witness the pole raising to see also the Consortium partners’ commitment to define clearly the nature of this unique, intercultural and international partnership and to live into it with integrity. Specific areas of focus include consultation, accountability, sustainability, inclusion and the sharing of power, authority and voice. In all our efforts, we will honour and give priority to the diversity of First Nations cultural practices.
We thank all who have honoured our invitation to be present today and witness this pledge.
We thank our Creator, who gives us generosity of spirit and hospitality of place.
Nominations for the 2020 T-E-G Award Open
Posted on September 16, 2019 by Ian
The Vancouver School of Theology Principal’s T-E-G Award (thoughtful, engaged and generous) is a distinguished award for leading practitioners in the Christian faith to be nominated and recognized by VST for their contributions. It is not restricted to alumni or affiliates of VST, but rather is an expression of VST’s stature in the wider community, . . .
Submissions Open for Hon. Doctor of Divinity Degree 2020
Posted on by Ian
On behalf of our Nominations and Governance Committee, VST invites you to submit nominations for people you think may qualify to be awarded our Doctor of Divinity Degree at the 2020 Convocation on May 12, 2020 at Christ Church Cathedral. Please submit your nominations to us by November 15, 2019. Along with your nomination, please . . .
New Keynote Speaker for Chancellor’s Dinner
Posted on September 5, 2019 by Ian
Due to an emerging priority representing the Haisla Nation Chief Councilor Crystal Smith, the original speaker for VST’s annual Chancellor’s Dinner will not be available this year. VST is honoured to confirm that The Rev. Dr. Raymond Aldred will be this year’s keynote speaker at the 2019 Chancellor’s Dinner. Dr. Aldred is the director of . . .
Prof. Hauerwas’ Presentation – How to Provide Pastoral Care without Undermining the Gospel
Posted on May 15, 2019 by Ian
Prof. Hauerwas spoke at the Revitalizing the Church workshop on How to Provide Pastoral Care without Undermining the Gospel. If you missed the workshop, or would like to revisit what he said, Prof. Hauerwas was kind enough to provide us with his presentation. You can download it below.
T.E.G. Award Recipients 2019
Posted on April 9, 2019 by Ian
VST NAMES FIRST RECIPIENTS OF PRESTIGIOUS T.E.G. AWARD For Thoughtful, Engaged and Generous Christian Practitioners The Vancouver School of Theology has named Rev. Ryan Slifka and Rev. Ingrid Brown as the inaugural recipients of the T.E.G. Award launched earlier this year. This distinguished award offered by VST recognizes leading practitioners in Christian ministry. Both Rev. . . .