The 'Anglican Commentary' will be posted once a month during the academic year and will feature guest contributors such as VTS faculty members, international students, those involved in cross cultural opportunities and exchanges, and our conversation partners in the Center’s ministry and mission.
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One of the important roles that the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (CACS) plays in the life of the VTS community is that of host and liaison for our international students. The work of the Center is based on the belief that our lives, our studies, and our ministries are enriched by access to the diversity of perspectives represented throughout the Anglican Communion worldwide. We therefore consider it a great blessing that every year VTS attracts several international students to come and study with us. They have experience of working in ministry in their local context, and as such, bring unique perspectives that we can all learn from.
In addition to all the international students returning for their second or third year at VTS, we are delighted to welcome two new international students in August. This year both new students are here for two years to complete a MA degree. Both have previously encountered VTS staff and/or students in their home countries before applying to study here.
The Rev. Wen-en Lin Rev Wen is from Nanjing, China and he is entering the M.A. program. He is married with one child aged 15. He has a Masters of Divinity and a certificate in New Testament from the University of Winnipeg. Rev Wen comes to VTS having been a lecturer in New Testament at Nanjing Union Theological Seminary.
Nant Elizabeth Phyu Elizabeth is from Taungoo, Myanmar and is entering the MA program. She has a Bachelors in Psychology from James Cook University in Singapore. Until recently she has been working in counselling for a non-governmental organization in Myanmar. She has worked as a youth leader. Her father is the Rt. Rev. John Wilme, Bishop of Taungoo (and a VTS alum).
Please welcome Wen-en and Elizabeth to the VTS community!