March 19, 2017: Testing Faith, Fighting for Water by the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne (Exodus 17:1-7)

On March 19, 2017, we welcomed Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation, and an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada. Carmen holds an M.Div and a Th.M from the Vancouver School of Theology, and a Ph.D from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She is the new Executive Director of First United Church in Vancouver’s DTES. One of Carmen’s passions is taking the best of indigenous thinking on what constitutes knowledge and truth, and using its radically inclusive and ambiguous nature to open up christian theology and missiology to the possibilities of truly intercultural discourse. Her current research focuses on the integration of missiology and ecotheology with a specific focus on climate change. Carmen is currently a resident of Washington State, and cross-border commute – exercising her indigenous right to make the border irrelevant.

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