"I am writing to correct any possible misinterpretation of the article published in November  about the establishment of the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) of a new extension program. The headline implies this program was established by Caledonia and VST. The diocese of Caledonia has worked with VST for many years in relationship to its own extension program. However, the development of a master of divinity program by extension, which is now underway, is the direct result of the work of the Native Ministries Consortium. The consortium is composed of representatives appointed by the Coastal Regional group of the B.C. Conference (United Church of Canada), the Charles Cook Theological School, the diocese of Caledonia and the VST. The key group for the development of this program over the next five years is the joint curriculum committee made up of three native people appointed by the Native Ministries Consortium and three appointed by the faculty council of VST. While the present Caledonia program is basic to the development of the new VST program, in fact the major extension curriculum materials in our program are produced by Charles Cook Theological College. We have been an extension centre for the Charles Cook Theological School since 1978 and, along with other dioceses, have made significant use of the residential three-week winter term at the Cook School in Tempe, Arizona. The ship we are building is very much an interdenominational ship made up of four equal partners. It is our hope that the course which we finally chart will be one upon which many other native and non-native Christians will be able to journey". [Text of entire article.]
Author is Anglican Bishop of Caledonia, British Columbia.