The cross—a method of ignominious execution in the ancient world—often strikes non-Christians as an unlikely object of veneration.
In early September the monsoon season brought torrential rains, flooding and landslides to Pakistan and northern India, leaving almost 500 dead and thousands injured, homeless and hungry.
The Montreal-based Canadian Centre for Ecumenism is organizing a conference October 24 to 25 in the Anglicans’ Fulford Hall to mark the 50th anniversary of its creation and other historic moments in the early 1960s in the inter-church, and to some extent, interfaith movement called ecumenism.
One of the two new spiritual leaders of much of Canada’s Armenian community paid a courtesy visit to the Anglican bishop of the diocese of Montreal, Barry Clarke, on September 4 and presented him with a plaque of the Lord’s Prayer in Armenian.
Anglicans are being urged to join the global conversation on climate change.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is responding to the Ebola crisis in Western Africa by sending $15,000 through the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance to help people in Liberia detect symptoms and prevent the spread of the disease.
ISIS/ISIL in Iraq and Syria; Boko Haram in Nigeria; Kim Jong-un in North Korea; the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt—these are all players in a worsening world pattern of persecution targeting Christians as well as other religious and ethnic groups.
The oldest surviving copy of The Dominion Churchman—now called the Anglican Journal—dates back to Aug. 22, 1878.
This summer I had some extraordinary experiences of eucharist in stately cathedral churches, in a teepee set up in a gymnasium in Kingfisher Lake, Ont., and several lovely old parish churches celebrating milestone anniversaries in the service of the gospel.