Bishop Steven Charleston

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Steven Charleston has served as the National Director for Native American Ministries in the Episcopal Church, the Bishop of Alaska, President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School, and currently is Visiting Professor of Native American Theology at the Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University.

A citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Steven comes from a family with a long history of service in the Native American Community. His great-grandfather and grandfather were both ordained pastors who preached in their native language throughout the state.  Following in their footsteps, Steven was ordained at Wakpala, South Dakota, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Steven is internationally known as an advocate for the rights of indigenous people, for spiritual renewal and reconciliation, and for environmental justice.

His daily meditations, posted on Facebook, have attracted a following from all over the world, numbering in the thousands. He has created a community across all lines of difference, uniting people in a shared witness to common hope and a faith that is transforming our world.