In recent years I have come to deeply appreciate the rites of smudging
conducted by indigenous peoples. From a pouch containing cedar, sweet
grass, sage and tobacco, an elder draws a handful and places the mixture
in a shell.
With ancient ceremony, under the sails of the Vancouver Convention Centre, and before 1300 plus Anglicans and their guests, Melissa Skelton was ordained a bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada on March 1.
On Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the halls of St. Alban’s Cathedral in Prince Albert, Sask., is abuzz with activity as young and old gather over a typical meal of bannock, soup or stew, vegetables and fruits.
No frame is wasted on first-time feature filmmaker Marta Cunningham’s Valentine Road, a powerful documentary about the 2008 murder of openly gay California eighth-grader Lawrence (“Larry”) King, by his classmate and crush, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney.
A refugee camp in northern Uganda was the last place the Rev. Reuben Garang expected to be reunited with his brothers and sisters. They had been separated for 25 years, following the second Sudanese civil war in the 1980s.
Almost six months after taking refuge in a Montreal Anglican church to escape deportation, an ailing Pakistani woman met federal opposition leader Thomas Mulcair there Feb.14 and appealed for justice and immediate freedom.
Both friendly and
intense”—that’s how the Rev. William Harrison describes the latest phase
of the dialogue between representatives of the Anglican Church of
Canada and the United Church of Canada after the last of three annual
meetings wrapped up at the Vancouver School of Theology on Jan. 16.
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