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  • Ecumenism must involve dialogue & social action, says Welby

    Ecumenism must involve dialogue & social action, says Welby
    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has underscored the value of continuing ecumenical dialogue at a “passionate theological level” while at the same time having “a closer relationship of action” that addresses the needs of the world in such areas as poverty and social justice.
    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted April, 11 2014
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  • Welby & Hiltz discuss issues of sexuality, reconciliation

    Welby & Hiltz discuss issues of sexuality, reconciliation
    When Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met with the primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, he was “very interested” in the work of the Anglican Church of Canada’s commission on the marriage canon because of the reality that the Church of England will have to wrestle with the issue of same-sex marriage following its legislation in the U.K.
    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted April, 10 2014
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  • Welby explains gays and violence in Africa remarks

    Welby explains gays and violence in Africa remarks
    After a 12-hour day of back-to-back engagements, a jet-lagged Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, sat down for a 15-minute interview with the Anglican Journal late Tuesday evening, April 8. 
    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted April, 09 2014
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  • The Canterbury visits

    The Canterbury visits

    Since his enthronement in March 2013 as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has visited 14 churches and provinces of the Anglican Communion. He and his wife, Catherine, are expected to arrive in Toronto this afternoon for a two-day “personal, pastoral visit.”

    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted April, 07 2014
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  • Marriage canon commission begins work

    Marriage canon commission begins work
    In a few weeks, the Anglican Church of Canada’s commission on the marriage canon will invite Anglicans in Canada and across the Communion, as well church ecumenical partners, to offer their views about changing the marriage canon (church law) to allow same-sex marriage.
    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted April, 04 2014
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  • TRC chair: ‘Mutual respect’ key to reconciliation

    TRC chair: ‘Mutual respect’  key to reconciliation

    The seventh and final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), which is being held in Edmonton, will focus its conversations on reconciliation. Photo: Erin Green/General Synod Communications      The seventh and final national…

    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted March, 28 2014
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  • Anglicans reflect on impact of TRC events

    Anglicans reflect on impact of TRC events
    For National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, participating in the national events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has been “a strange mixture of Good Friday and Easter.”
    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted March, 27 2014
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  • Church remembers missing & murdered native women

     Church remembers missing & murdered native women
    The Anglican Church of Canada has pledged to help break the silence about the plight of missing and murdered aboriginal women, even as it urged its faithful to uphold victims, their families and communities in prayer.
    Anglican Journal staff
    Posted March, 26 2014
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  • 'Our apology hasn't been empty'

    'Our apology hasn't been empty'
    Over time, in so many different places and at different times, Anglican Healing Fund co-ordinator Esther Wesley kept hearing people refer to “apologies, empty apologies” whenever they talked about issues related to the sad legacy of Indian residential schools in Canada.
    by Marites N. Sison
    Posted March, 25 2014
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  • Bishops to discuss climate change

    Bishops to discuss climate change

    Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has invited 20 bishops from the Anglican Communion to join him in a “process of discussion and discernment” about what churches can do in the face of climate change and ecological degradation. 

    Anglican Journal staff
    Posted March, 25 2014
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