Bishop Mark MacDonald is the Anglican National Indigenous Bishop and the North American President for the World Council of Churches. Since 2007, Bishop Mark MacDonald has served as pastoral leader to Indigenous Peoples in the Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop MacDonald was part of the Anglican delegation to the final stage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Living in the Shadow of Empire: A Theological Reflection in Conversation with Indigenous Experience
May 2016: Living in the Shadow of Empire (Volume 16 Issue 5)
Indian Residential Schools are a sinful part of Canada’s history that were facilitated and hidden by Empire. Bishop MacDonald explores the history of the schools as well as the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Reflecting on the context of Scripture, he uses the concepts of idolatry, systemic evil, and Empire to explore the role of Christians during the schools’ existence while calling on Christians today to examine their roles in relation to Empire.