In the wake of the deadly shooting that rocked Ottawa and the rest of Canada Oct. 22, religious leaders and government officials are gathering for an interfaith service, A Prayer for Ottawa, to be held at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral on Sunday, Oct. 26.
As a clearer picture about the Parliament Hill shooting takes shape, the Anglican Journal has asked leadership within the Anglican Church of Canada to reflect on the role of the church in troubled times.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said he hasn’t heard directly from the Archbishop of Canterbury whether the next Lambeth Conference will be postponed, but “it’s pretty obvious that in all likelihood it would not be in 2018 because it takes three, four, years to plan.”
Diocese of Ottawa Bishop John H. Chapman has called for prayers following the shooting on Parliament Hill this morning.
Last year, Simon Chambers's trip to the Philippines was derailed by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which came just three weeks after the Bohol earthquake.
“We need to address the crux of the problem – to make our system work for life, and not for profits."
The tiny parish of St. George’s, Clarenceville, Que. is preparing for the 200th anniversary of its church building in 2018 by doing some restoration work.
In March, Canadian ecumenist Canon John Gibaut will step into a new role as the director of Unity, Faith and Order of the Anglican Communion.
For the past few years, it has been my practice to speak to indigenous youth about the critical role that they will play in our common future.
As Canadian troops prepare for deployment to Iraq to join the combat mission against the militant Sunni group known as the Islamic State (ISIS), the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada urged Canadian Anglicans to pray for the people of Syria and Iraq and for the members of the Canadian Armed Forces.