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CLAY hosts second-largest-ever blanket exercise

Around 800 participants joined in one of the largest-ever instances of a KAIROS blanket exercise, an activity that helps teach Canada’s history and relationship with Indigenous peoples and the land, at the Canadian Lutheran and Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering August 16.

How would amended marriage canon affect self-determining Indigenous church, Sacred Circle...

Shortly before it concluded its business Friday, August 10, the ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle offered a number of suggestions, questions and concerns to the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) on issues including the marriage canon, the governance of a self-determining Indigenous church, mining and climate change, missing and murdered Indigenous women and the opioid crisis.

International News

Charlottesville Episcopalians join peaceful gatherings marking year after hate groups’ violence

The three Episcopal congregations in Charlottesville, Va., are participating in a weeklong series of ecumenical and interreligious events to promote peace, faith and unity...

700-year-old Bible returns to Canterbury Cathedral, five centuries after its removal

A rare medieval Bible has been returned to Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, some 500 years after it was...

Opinion

Seeing the fungus through the trees

I’ve always disliked church structures, an antipathy I credit to that potentially most monstrous of church creatures: the committee.

Jerusalem: A place of welcoming, sharing and learning

Jerusalem is often portrayed in the media as a place of conflict and hostility, a city where competing belief systems jostle and confront one...

Arts & Culture

‘Decolonization’ collection stimulates new ways of thinking about the Bible

Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization Edited by Steve Heinrichs; Illustrations by Jonathan Dyck Publisher: Mennonite Church Canada ISBN: 978-0-9959-7331-2 320 pages Available through commonword.ca Unsettling the Word is...

Life as improv?

God, Improv, and the Art of Living By MaryAnn McKibben Dana Eerdmans, 2018 ISBN: 978-0-8028-7464-1 230 pages All self-help and exhortation-driven books seem inevitably prone to treading precariously close...

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