Thursday, May 15, 2008

Multicultural and Native American Christian happenings

ENVISION: THE GOSPEL, POLITICS AND THE FUTURE
Please visit their website for all the registration information (check out the list of speakers) and plan to go if you can. Envision ‘08 is about the power of the gospel to transform the public square. It’s about Jesus and justice, evangelical history and heritage, and practiced theology. It’s about the next one hundred years of the church and its impact on the common good. There is a significant Native representation among the speakers.
LIVING WATERS FAMILY CAMP AND POWWOW
The theme for the fourth annual gathering is Our Journey – Restoring Community in a Broken World. Please visit our website for all the registration fees and process to provide a scholarship for many Native low-income families to attendor call the Wiconi office 360-546-1867.
ROSEBUD RESERVATION CROSS-CULTURAL IMMERSION COURSE
Jay Moon from Sioux Falls Seminary and Pastor Richard Twiss of Wiconi International will again be teaching on the Rosebud Lakota/Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The dates are July 11-18. The course is available for academic credit. The $400 cost per person covers registration, lodging and food. Attendees will learn from tribal elders, church leaders, and traditional spiritual leaders as well as attend a powwow. For details call the Wiconi office 360-546-1867.
WORLD CHRISTIAN GATHERING OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN ISRAEL
Plans are being finalized for some significant meetings with various leaders throughout the region on all sides of the various borders. This is part of our inheritance as First Nations people to speak a message of reconciliation in the Spirit of Jesus wherever brokenness is found. Visit the website at www.wcgip.org for details.
USING TAX REBATES TO DONATE TO WICONI
Wiconi is listed as one of the organizations you can donate to using your tax rebate through the organization, Network for Good - Rise 08. If you go to their website, http://www.rise08.org/ you can locate Wiconi International in their list of ministries, then follow their instructions about how to make a gift.
In addition Pastor Twiss has the privilege of giving the commencement address for the Bakke Graduate School in Seattle on June 31 as well as deliver a major theological paper at the "Missiology of Jamestown 1607 and its Implications for 2007 and Beyond" consultation at Regent University on May 28 in Virginia Beach.
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