How do we act like a church?

Until very recently, it was widely accepted that models of governance, administration and decision-making used in government were also appropriate for the church.
The Rev. Vincent Solomon, urban Indigenous ministry developer for the diocese of Rupert's Land, gives members of the House of Bishops and their spouses a tour of the Oodena Celebration Circle at the Forks, in Winnipeg. Photo: Bishop Mary Irwin-Gibson

Bishops shift focus from same-sex marriage to mission

After three years spent in intense debate over a resolution to allow the marriage of same-sex couples, the House of Bishops intends to shift its focus to "evangelism and discipleship and mission" in the next triennium, says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, following the house's September 22-27 meeting in Winnipeg.
Bishop Rob Hardwick (left) and his son, Robert (right), with members of St. Mary's parish in Whitewood, Sask., one of 18 churches he visited during his "pedalling pilgrimage of prayer." Photo: Lorraine Hardwick

Bishop raises $22,000 cycling across Saskatchewan

Sometime before he was about to embark on his cross-province bicycle ride this June, Bishop Rob Hardwick, of the diocese of Qu'Appelle, was approached by someone wanting to know what the point of it was.
National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, left, and Bishop Lydia Mamakwa, of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh, during the opening worship at General Synod 2016. Photo: Art Babych

Indigenous bishops criticize same-sex marriage vote

In the wake of July's vote on same-sex marriages at General Synod, Indigenous Anglicans intend to "proceed towards self-determination with urgency," the Anglican Church of Canada's three Indigenous bishops say.
The Rev. Kevin Robertson was among three priests elected suffragan bishops at a synod of the diocese of Toronto, Saturday, September 17. Photo: Diocese of Toronto

Diocese of Toronto elects first openly gay bishop

A gay man living with a male partner is among three priests to have been elected suffragan bishops in the diocese of Toronto this weekend.
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