The dramatic spike in donations for Syrian refugees this fall has left some officials at Canadians aid groups with mixed feelings—on the one hand, moved by the sudden outpouring of compassion they’ve seen, and on the other, mindful of the fundraising challenges that have faced them for most of Syria’s four-year civil war.
When the death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi brought public attention into sharp focus on the global refugee crisis, support welled up for those who have been driven from their homes by violent conflict in the Middle East.
Religious leaders from three faiths are teaching their communities about gender issues, thanks to the efforts of a Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) partner in Mozambique.
When the Council of General Synod’s (CoGS) received the Commission on the Marriage Canon’s final report, ‘This Holy Estate,’ presented to the in Toronto on September 22, delegates were quick to express questions and concerns over how the information in the 65-page report would be disseminated.
The church may want to look at same-sex marriages as partaking “in the same covenant” as heterosexual unions, but “on somewhat different terms,” and possibly involving alternate liturgies, recommends the report of the Commission on the Marriage Canon, released today.
On September 24 and 25, the head bishops of the Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran churches in North America will meet in Washington, D.C. to talk about how to more fully live out the implications of their full communion relationships.
A London, Ont. church is raising money for Syrian refugees at lightning speed—thanks, at least partly, to a very Canadian household material.
On September 26, the Community of the Sisters of the Church (CSC) will gather at St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church in Oakville, Ont., to celebrate its 125th anniversary in Canada.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has invited the 37 primates (senior archbishops) of the Anglican Communion to a face-to-face meeting in Canterbury in January 2016.