In 2014 our parent denomination, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, released a jointly-authored statement in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. Much has transpired since then, and much more work needs to be done.
Within the public letter were words of regret and repentance and recognition of cultural biases and the need to listen and learn. In light of these acknowledgements, we are pleased to announce that as one of the four members of ACTS Seminaries, MB Seminary has received a significant grant to continue on in this project. The initiative will begin this summer and focus on understanding and incorporating indigenous and non-Western theologies and pedagogies into our curriculum and community. The grant application was based on both a curricular review and a mandate from the ACTS Board and the Deans Council.
MB Seminary is committed to listening, learning, and modelling the reconciling life and work of Jesus in every context. We trust that this initiative will have a long-lasting impact throughout our areas of ministry and service.