From February 23rd to 27th, Bishop Jane Alexander of the diocese of Edmonton and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald will join 15 other bishops from across the Anglican Communion in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss ways in which the Anglican Church can respond concretely to the issue of climate change.
Twelve years ago, I conducted an experiment to find out if I was called to a life of ordained ministry in the church. The context of the experiment was the first Montreal Ministry Internship (or Challenge as it was called then), an intensive summer discernment program for young adults that was run by the Montreal Diocesan Theological College.
Don’t do it. This was the message delivered in December by the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) when the Canadian church sought its opinion about amending canon (church law) to allow the marriage of same-sex couples.
Anglican Church of Canada leaders have expressed their solidarity and offered prayers to the Coptic Church following the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya.
“The Lord is a man of war,” says the book of Exodus, and those six words inform the new dramatization of the mass exodus of 400,000 Jews from their captivity in Egypt around 1300 BC. In Exodus: Gods and Kings God tells Moses “I need a general.”
Not many books use a potato to explain spiritual wholeness but Father Luke Bell manages to do this and more inThe Meaning of Blue: Recovering a Contemplative Spirit. As a monk-priest at Quarr Abbey on the UK’s Isle of Wight, Bell is well placed to teach us about contemplation and potatoes.
In the aftermath of separate incidents of violence in Denmark, Libya and Nigeria this past weekend, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has issued a statement calling for “deep compassion for the bereaved and killed” and prayers for world peace.
The Anglican Church of Canada has created a web page with a wide range of resources to help Canadian Anglicans observe Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter.
In recent years, it has been more widely recognized that there are a number of not immediately recognized costs to participation in war. Post-traumatic stress disorder is the most well-known and understood psychological war wound, but a new category of psychological war injury has emerged: moral injury. This refers to the negative consequences of observing and participating in the massive and systemic moral breakdown associated, especially, with war.