Aptly released for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Anglican
Communion Office has produced a study guide to the World Council of
Churches (WCC) document The Church: Towards a Common Vision, the result of 20 years of study and dialogue among the council’s member churches, who represent most of the world’s churches.
Anglican Alliance, an Anglican Communion relief and development
agency, reports that an appeal launched by Church of Bangladesh with the
Alliance in September has raised US $16,000 for garment workers and
their families who suffered as a result of the collapse of the Rana
Plaza factory in Bangladesh in April last year. More than 1,000 people
The bishops of the Church in Wales are holding open meetings across Wales
during January and February, asking for input as they begin to create a code of
practice for ordaining women as bishops.
While in the Eastern Townships in Quebec
for the 125th anniversary of the Church of the Advent, I enjoyed a visit
to Abbaye Saint Benoît-du-Lac, a beautiful Benedictine abbey nestled in
the hills surrounding Lake Memphremagog. The abbey is renowned for
Gregorian chant and the production of world-class cheeses and apple
The Primate's World Relief and
Development Fund (PWRDF) has released an initial grant of $20,000 to ACT
Alliance’s relief efforts to support the tens of thousands of people
fleeing armed conflict in South Sudan.
The Vancouver School of Theology (VST) is selling its Iona Building, in
the theological neighbourhood of the University of British Columbia
(UBC) campus, to UBC for an agreed price of $28 million.
A service marking 70 years since the ordination of the Anglican Communion's first woman priest will be held in London, England.
The heads of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have agreed to co-ordinate their responses to “events that transcend” their borders, such as natural disasters.
Canadian Roman Catholics have expressed the hope that the Anglican Church of Canada would seek input from its ecumenical partners as it continues discussion concerning a resolution to amend the church’s marriage canon to allow same-sex marriage.
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