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  • Joint Assembly planned for 2019

    Joint Assembly planned for 2019

    The Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) have approved in principle a plan to hold a second joint assembly in 2019.

     

    by Leigh Anne Williams
    Posted November, 25 2014
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  • Conference targets ugly reality of human trafficking

    Conference targets ugly reality of human trafficking

    Each year, millions of children, women and men are trafficked into forced labour, domestic servitude and sex. It's a multi-billion dollar global business, and estimates of the number of Canadians lost annually to this trade range as high as 16,000.

     

    by Diana Swift
    Posted November, 25 2014
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  • ‘The public square has been emptied out’

    ‘The public square has been emptied out’

    In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) on November 19, prominent Catholic scholar and activist Mary-Jo Leddy spoke about the challenges the 21st century church faces in a world where the importance of common space and the public good has diminished.

     

    by André Forget
    Posted November, 25 2014
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  • 'We can hold that diversity'

    'We can hold that diversity'
    When the House of Bishops met at the Mount Carmel retreat centre in Niagara Falls, Ont., from Nov. 17 to 21, the agenda included discussion of some big issues—the controversial proposed amendment to the marriage canon to allow for same-sex marriage, end-of-life issues and the role of the house itself in the church. 
    by Leigh Anne Williams
    Posted November, 24 2014
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  • Growing up in Boyhood

    Growing up in Boyhood
    The movie's opening scene is its most evocative: a five-year-old boy lies on his back upon the green grass, gazing up at the clouds passing on a blue sky, as if transfixed by a waking dream.
    by John Arkelian
    Posted November, 24 2014
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  • 'Nevertheless'

    'Nevertheless'
    On a Saturday morning in mid-September, I was seated with three other people, forming a panel at a meeting of the board of ATR (Anglican Theological Review), a quarterly publication well known for its articles, poetry and book reviews. We were invited to speak to the subject of “testing the bonds of affection” and to offer some reflections on the state of relations within and among the churches of the Anglican Communion.
    by Fred Hiltz
    Posted November, 24 2014
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  • Beeswax and sweetgrass

    Beeswax and sweetgrass
    As we gathered in the chapel to celebrate Eucharist, our friend and colleague Barbara was preparing to smudge the altar. In attempting to light her sweetgrass braid from the altar candle, she held it too close to the flame and for a moment too long, and the flame sputtered and died.
    by Michael Thompson
    Posted November, 21 2014
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  • Primate receives Homeless Jesus replica

    Primate receives Homeless Jesus replica
    Amidst the presentations and discussions, Council of General Synod (CoGS) also included a moment of giving when Andy Seal, director of Augsburg Fortress Canada, presented Archbishop Fred Hiltz with a miniature replica of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz’s widely acclaimed Homeless Jesus sculpture.
    by André Forget
    Posted November, 21 2014
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  • Primate’s commission sees long road ahead

    Primate’s commission sees long road ahead
    On Nov. 15, Archbishop Terence Finlay and the Rev. Andrew Wesley updated the Council of General Synod (CoGS) on the work of the Primate’s Commission on the Doctrine of Discovery, Reconciliation and Healing.
    by Leigh Anne Williams
    Posted November, 20 2014
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  • Diocesan reps gather for anti-racism consultation

    Diocesan reps gather for anti-racism consultation
    A national consultation on anti-racism training held Nov. 6 drew 35 participants to South Surrey, B.C., on unceded Coast Salish territory, land of Semiahmoo.
    Anglican Journal staff
    Posted November, 20 2014
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