We Together is our diocesan biennial family reunion. It's an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and a time to make new ones. Together we will learn about, pray about and share what God is up to in our lives, strengthening ourselves, as the diocese of Islands and Inlets, for the journey God is calling us to.
The theme of this year’s conference will be “Here in This Place.” We will begin our time together with a banquet on Friday night with Bishop Anna providing our opening address. Two keynote address will take place on Saturday with opportunities to break into small group and discuss material.
Our first keynote speaker is Jillian Harris, a knowledge holder, Elder and former Chief of the Penelakut Tribe. She studied at Vancouver School of Theology and is a traditional funeral worker in her community. She will invite us to remember the earliest Church of England missions here on these islands and inlets, and what they might mean for us now.
Our second keynote speaker is Rachel Brown. Rachel is the program coordinator at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. She is a religious studies scholar who has had an integral role in the project that has culminated in the publication of Religion at the Edge: Nature, Spirituality, and Secularity in the Pacific Northwest (UBC Press 2022).
We will end our time with the celebration of the Eucharist and a closing sermon by John Thatamanil, our diocesan theologian. John is a comparative theologian and professor of theology at Union Theological Seminary. John will reflect on our time together and send us back into our places with a renewed sense of what it means to be here in this place.
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