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The Anglican Church of Canada launches new podcast featuring indigenous voices

Posted on: February 11, 2020 2:33 PM
Sacred Teachings: Wisdom of the Land
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[ACNS, by Staff Writer] The Anglican Church of Canada launched a podcast last week (3 February) entitled “Sacred Teachings: Wisdom of the Land”. The podcast is an eight-part series featuring indigenous speakers, who will share their insights, wisdom, traditions and stories about the sacredness of creation.

In a trailer for the podcast shared on Facebook, Ginny Doctor of the Mohawk Turtle Clan said that the series would explore the meaning and importance of the natural world to the First Peoples of the land. She said: “it is our responsibility to live in harmony and balance with all of creation. In this time, when young people across the globe are calling out for justice and for all of us to stop destroying our natural world. We offer to use some wisdom and reflections to inform and inspire the way forward.”

The first episode features Archbishop Mark MacDonald, the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop. He talks about St Francis of Assisi and reflects on the idea of being in communion with creation. Since 2007, Archbishop Mark has served as pastoral leader to indigenous peoples in the Anglican Church of Canada.

The podcast initiative is a joint project between Indigenous Ministries and Anglican Video.

Indigenous Ministries supports the indigenous peoples of Canada – First Nations, Inuit, and Métis – spiritually, socially, economically and politically.

Their page on the Anglican Church of Canada’s website says that “as active participants in the life of the church, we strive for reconciliation with the Anglican Communion and work towards Indigenous self-determination.”

Anglican Videois part of the internal communications system of the Anglican Church of Canada. It produces video resources for parish and individual use, as well as producing documentaries on spiritual topics.

The podcast can be found on Vimeo, Spotify and Podbean.