From its relationships with Indigenous peoples to its approach to coming talks on gay marriage to its possible “synergies” with the new federal government, and more, the Anglican Church of Canada has many reasons to be hopeful for the future, Archbishop Fred Hiltz told members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) at their fall meeting.
"Communion is so gross!"
The cruel words, which were whispered but still plenty audible, cut quick and deep.
Crèches from as far away as Uzbekistan will be featured at Crèches From Across the World, an annual exhibition of nativity scenes to be held at the Cathedral Church of St. James, in Toronto, next month.
A 67-year-old woman is set to become the first female native Hawaiian priest in the entire Anglican Communion.
Last month, this column spoke of the institutional church’s captivity to the mindset of Western culture. We called it a kind of “hypnotism” whereby many of the assumptions of Christian faith were blunted or obscured by the powerful counterpoint of Western ideas. This is not to say that there weren’t many points of mutual agreement and benefit in this exchange. There were, however, many aspects of this mutuality that may be seen as negative, as in the way churches played an animating role in colonization.
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