Church’s 27th – and first African-American – presiding bishop-elect, Michael Curry fielded a range of media questions with characteristic humility and humor June 27 and said he intends to build on the good work of his predecessor “because that’s the way the Spirit works.”
Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz’s life-sized bronze statue, Jesus the Homeless, did not have the most auspicious of beginnings. The oft-controversial piece, which depicts Jesus as an all-but-anonymous homeless person curled beneath a blanket on a park bench, spent close to a year stranded in Schmalz’s studio after it was first cast.
Three board members representing Nepalese Canadian Community Services (NCCS), a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization, visited the offices of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) on June 4 to deliver a cheque for $13,075.25 bound for earthquake relief in Nepal.
Bishop David Torraville of the diocese of Central Newfoundland first met Bishop Francis Loyo of the diocese of Rokon, South Sudan, at Lambeth in 2008, and they established a companion relationship between their dioceses. The two bishops have also built a friendship ...
On May 16, George Sumner, principal and Helliwell Professor of World Mission at Wycliffe College in Toronto was elected as the next bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Dallas in Texas.
Jesus was a carpenter—a hands-on teacher with a common touch that brought the news of the kingdom to those on the messy fringes of society. It’s not hard to imagine his presence around a crafts table awash in paint, paste and pots of glue in Messy Church, the church of the unchurched.
Two weeks before the May 25 deadline set by the Canadian government for matching donations given to registered charities for earthquake relief in Nepal, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) announced that Anglicans had so far donated $167, 937.
A working group is studying the Church of England’s recent decision to divest from thermal coal and tar sands to see how it can be instructive to the Anglican Church of Canada’s own investment policies.
Council of General Synod (CoGS) will convene a special session to receive the report of the commission on the marriage canon, which has been mandated to carry out a broad consultation about changing the marriage canon (church law) to allow same-sex marriage.