A native Hawaiian from the Episcopal Church has strongly encouraged indigenous Anglicans gathered in Port Elgin, Ontario to pursue their dream of building a self-determining indigenous Anglican church in Canada.
"For some the vision of a Promised Land can be so overwhelming, but I believe for many of you gathered here ... God has not given you a spirit of fear and timidity but the power of love and self-discipline that you have revealed on your journey in the wilderness," said Malcolm Naea Chun, secretary general of the Anglican Indigenous Network, and chair of the Episcopal Church Council on Indigenous Ministries...
Chun's counsel came a day after First Nations, Métis and Inuit Anglicans expressed mixed views and emotions about proposals for possible changes to the Anglican Church of Canada's structures to enhance national indigenous ministry. While some expressed joy and optimism, others said they were fearful, uncertain and confused about what the changes meant.
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