Indigenous Studies Program at the Vancouver School of Theology

The Indigenous Studies Program (ISP)  at the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) is honored to be in partnership with the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre in aims to continue the work on healing and reconciliation that the Elders of the program envisioned more than three decades ago when the ISP  was founded. This is the commitment to respond to the Indigenous Church and to try and create space where Indigenous people can be who they were created to be, and at the same time healing themselves and their surroundings.

Being accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, the ISP at VST, encourages students to reflect on the cultural expression of the Gospel that came to their people, and how the Gospel continues in our communities. The H. R. McMillan library at VST contains resources for students to learn from Indigenous Theologians on how to hold together Indigenous identity and Christian faith. Indigenous people have been in this journey for hundreds of years all over the world and this partnership with the ISRHDC provides further resources on the journey (Rev. Raymond C. Aldred, Director)

Vancouver School of Theology

Vancouver School of Theology is called to educate and form thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders. An education at VST invites faithful discernment of the demands of Christian service; rigorous engagement with Christian tradition and contemporary learning; and hospitable and respectful collaboration with Indigenous spiritualties and other cultures and faith traditions for the good of all creation.

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