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  • Water

    Water
    Have we ever really stopped to think about how much water has shaped the course of history? How much the use of water shapes our daily routines? How access to clean water is a given in some places in the world and such a crisis in others?
    by Fred Hiltz
    Posted July, 25 2013
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  • Mid-East resolution stirs reaction

    Mid-East resolution stirs reaction
    The resolution on peace and justice in Palestine and Israel, passed by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada at its Ottawa meeting earlier this month, has met with mixed reactions from Palestinian and Israeli organizations.
    by Leigh Anne Williams
    Posted July, 18 2013
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  • New aboriginal suicide prevention co-ordinator

    New aboriginal suicide prevention co-ordinator
    In response to the suicide crisis affecting some native communities in western Canada and in the Arctic, the Anglican Church of Canada’s indigenous ministries department has appointed a new suicide prevention co-ordinator for that region.
    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted July, 17 2013
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  • ‘Spirit-filled, spirit-led’ gathering

    ‘Spirit-filled, spirit-led’ gathering

    Archbishop Fred Hiltz described the recently concluded Joint Assembly as a “spirit-filled, spirit-led” gathering that can only strengthen the full communion relationship of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted July, 12 2013
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  • Joy, sadness over proposed marriage canon change

    Joy, sadness over proposed marriage canon change
    For some Canadian Anglicans, General Synod’s decision on July 6 to bring to its next meeting in 2016 a resolution changing the church’s law to allow same-sex marriage will bring new life; but others argue it will only serve to precipitate its decline.
    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted July, 08 2013
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  • Mission is learning to love, says theologian

     Mission is learning to love, says theologian
    On the final morning of Joint Assembly, eminent theologian Dr. Christopher Duraisingh, who was the keynote speaker, told the Anglicans and Lutherans that he  had sometimes turned the words from the assembly’s theme, “Together for the Love of the World,” around in his mind to be “Together in Love for the World.”
    by Leigh Anne Williams
    Posted July, 07 2013
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  • Unsung heroes of Joint Assembly

    Unsung heroes of Joint Assembly

    They’ve been training for weeks. Some are local, others from out of town. They are Lutherans and Anglicans, clergy and laity, young and old. They are the roughly 100 volunteers who help run the complex machine that is Joint Assembly.

    by Diana Swift
    Posted July, 07 2013
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  • Walking the dream of an indigenous church

    Walking the dream of an indigenous church

    With Archdeacon Sid Black at the helm, the presentation by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples kicked off with a couple of rousing Gospel-style tunes sung and played by Bishop Mark MacDonald, NIGP (“national indigenous guitar player").

    by Diana Swift
    Posted July, 07 2013
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  • Improvements to continuing education and long-term disability plans

    Improvements to continuing education and long-term disability plans

    Bishop Phillip Poole, chairman of the Anglican Church of Canada's  pension committee, introduced resolutions on the church’s pension and continuing education plans. The five resolutions, recommended by the trustees, were previously presented to the pension committee and the Council of General Synod.

    by Diana Swift
    Posted July, 07 2013
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  • General Synod 2016 to be held in Toronto

    General Synod 2016 to be held in Toronto

    The July 6 session of General Synod 2013 ended with an expression of thanks by Archbishop Colin Johnson of Toronto to the diocese of Ottawa for hosting General Synod  2013. He also invited members to attend General Synod in Toronto in three years’ time.

    by Diana Swift
    Posted July, 07 2013
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