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The Anglican Justice Leadership Development Program is a new initiative of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, in partnership with the Centre for Christian Studies, to build local capacity and encourage leadership development for ministry related to issues of social and ecological justice across the Church in Canada.

This program will provide dynamic and interactive training in areas such as theological reflection, effective collaboration, advocacy, and group dynamics and facilitation in order to return equipped missional leaders to their local context empowered to work within their parish and diocesan communities to provide ongoing leadership and support to justice-focused ministries. The program will also foster an active, Canada-wide network of engaged leaders prepared to interact and collaborate in pursuit of shared ministry goals.

Following the community model of education of the Centre for Christian Studies, the Anglican Justice Leadership Development Program will be enriched by the experience and expertise of the larger community that surrounds and includes the participants, connecting the broader church and world with participants in a way that informs, inspires, and equips them for engagement in their local contexts.

The Anglican Justice Leadership Development Program will be delivered through four regional cohorts, one for each Ecclesiastical Province, over the course of 2019 and 2020. The first program, for the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land, was held from May 5-9, 2019 at the Wilderness Edge Retreat & Conference Centre in Pinawa, Manitoba.