National News

Algoma bishop becomes metropolitan of Ontario

Almost two years to the day after being elected bishop of the diocese of Algoma, Anne Germond has been installed as metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario.

Primate’s ‘Heartbeat of the Church’ initiative to encourage conversation and reflection

Anglicans across Canada can now access a web page devoted to the primate’s Heartbeat of the Church initiative, which invites them to talk about their experiences with the church and express their “heartfelt prayers” for it.

International News

Asia Bibi awaits judgment on final Supreme Court appeal against ‘blasphemy’...

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has heard the final appeal of a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death for blasphemy—her crime was to drink from a water fountain used by Muslims.

Iglesia Anglicana de Chile confirmed as Anglican Communion’s 40th province

The Iglesia Anglicana de Chile (IACH)—currently a diocese of the Anglican Church of South America­—will become the 40th province of the Anglican Communion.

Opinion

25 years after Peers’s apology, glimmers of ‘true repentance’

How times have changed in the 25 years since former primate Michael Peers offered his apology to Canada’s Indigenous peoples on behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada.

The web of life

"Nature is a fine piece of cloth. You pull a thread here and it vibrates throughout the whole fabric." —Joseph Sittler, Gravity and Grace: Reflections and...

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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