In tandem with the global outpouring of sorrow over the death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi on September 2, the Anglican Church of Canada issued a statement calling Anglicans to a threefold response to the refugee crisis by bolstering aid, sponsoring refugees, and petitioning the government to increase its own efforts.
What do young Indigenous Anglicans want from their church? According to a youth panel at the eighth National Anglican Sacred Circle in Port Elgin, Ont., the answer is pretty clear: engagement with issues that matter in their own lives.
“We’re not going to talk about statistics: we all know them,” said Canon Ginny Doctor, Indigenous Ministries co-ordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada, to a plenary on suicide prevention at the eighth National Anglican Sacred Circle. “Many in this room have been touched by suicide; we know that there is a lot of healing to be done.”
The very essence of climate injustice—a better word than mere “change” to describe the environmental havoc wreaked by industrial society—is making those least responsible for it suffer most.
In a keynote address to the eighth Sacred Circle on August 18, Canon Robert Kereopa of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia stressed the importance of healthy partnership models for Indigenous churches moving toward self-determination.
“We live in a world full of hate. I live in Pequeñas Rosas, in Honduras, which is close to El Bordo. El Bordo is one of the most dangerous places, because they kill you, attack women, and follow you when you aren’t looking.”
On Sunday Sept. 13, the day before Holy Cross Day, Vancouver’s Holy Cross Anglican Church will celebrate two anniversaries—one famous, the other obscure.
The Rev. Judith Alltree is fond of using the phrase “the ministry of small gestures” to describe her work.
A wave of clapping and cheering greeted two newly consecrated bishops as they processed down a packed Canterbury Cathedral on a historic day.
The Anglican Church in Japan, the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK) has spoken out against proposed new laws that would legitimise “collective self-defence”, saying that the move is contrary to the country’s pacifist constitution.