National Housing Day is being marked today with events across Canada.
One’s commitment to a cause—such as ending homelessness—may start with issuing a statement or signing a petition, but it doesn’t and shouldn’t end there, said Anglican diocese of Edmonton Bishop Jane Alexander.
“Have you eaten today?” With that question, Laura Marie Piotrowicz introduced the food security campaign of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) to members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS), which met here Nov. 14 to 17.
On Nov. 18, the Rev. Sarah Macneil made history when she was unanimously elected the first female diocesan bishop in the Anglican Church of Australia.
The new diocese in northern Ontario will be known as Mishamikweesh, a tribute to the old settlement of Big Beaver House a few miles from the Kingfisher Lake First Nation community, where the first native archdeacon of Keewatin, the late Dr. William Winter, began his ministry in 1965.
Dr. Geoffrey Peddle was elected as diocesan bishop in the diocese of
Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador at a synod on Nov. 16.
Council of General Synod (CoGS) members began their first meeting of the triennium with World Café, a community-building exercise intended to help members get to know each other and identify areas of priorities in their work.
end of 2013, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and officers
of General Synod will appoint members of a commission to carry out a
broad consultation about changing the marriage canon (church law) to
allow same-sex marriage.
A hush fell
in the room as aboriginal bishops, clergy and elders wrapped a sunset
red Pendleton blanket over Archbishop Michael Peers, former primate of
the Anglican Church of Canada, and prayed over him.