Joachim Fricker, former suffragan (assistant) bishop of the diocese of Toronto and one of the principal authors of the Book of Alternative Services (BAS), will be remembered for his brilliance and his friendly personality as well as his gifts as a liturgist, say some of the people who knew him.
Anglicans may have a better idea of what sort of amendment, if any, is likely to be proposed to a resolution on same-sex marriage in a matter of weeks, says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Albany Bishop William Love’s refusal to accept a General Convention compromise on same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through his New York diocese, with both his supporters and those who oppose his decision expressing uncertainty about what will happen next.
A Pentecostal pastor in the western Kenyan town of Bahati triggered outrage over the past week by refusing to marry a young couple until they complied with his demand that they be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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.
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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...