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.
The Rev. Mpho Tutu, daughter of famous Anglican archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu, visited the Anglican Church of Canada headquarters in Toronto earlier today to discuss the differences and similarities between Canada’s and South Africa’s experiences with truth and reconciliation commissions.
The next secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, is well known for his work in reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria.
The Anglican Church of Canada’s relief and development arm, Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has released $20,000 to help relief efforts of its partners in Nepal, after a massive earthquake on April 25 killed more than 3,800 people and injured more than 6,500 others.
Three years ago, Major the Rev. Canon John Organ left behind his 20-year career as a military chaplain to serve as chaplain to Archbishop Suheil Dawani in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.