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Pilgrimage highlighted rural challenges, kindness of parishioners

(Republished with permission from the diocese of Fredericton eNews.) The consecration of a church and two confirmation services were some of the highlights of the...

Church ‘united and in prayer’ with Muslims after Alberta mosque fire

The Anglican Church of Canada is speaking out in support of Muslims after the apparent setting on fire of a mosque in Edson, Alta. the night of Saturday, June 16.

Northern Alberta Anglican, Roman Catholic priests meet, compare notes

Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders in northern Alberta say they’re looking forward to repeating this fall a conference held last November involving clergy from both denominations.

Do you know whose land you’re on?

Beginning a service or other gathering with an Indigenous territorial acknowledgment can serve as an important gesture of reconciliation because, when done well, it...

Newfoundland bishop speaks out about prison deaths

The bishop of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador says he’s looking to an independent investigation to respond to a range of questions raised after the deaths this spring of two young women at a Newfoundland prison.

Interfaith gathering celebrates water

The waves of Lake Ontario lapped a light andante to the prayers, chants and drumbeats of a powerful ceremony—Toronto’s second annual Niigaani-gichigami Gratitude Walk...

Dean of Toronto elected coadjutor bishop

Andrew Asbil, who has served as dean of Toronto and rector of the Cathedral Church of St. James since 2016, has been elected as the diocese’s coadjutor bishop.

Good night, sweet prince

A grandmother and Anglican priest writes about the tragic death of her grandson from opioid overdose in Vancouver More than 1,400 people died from drug...

The good news about bad news

(This article first appeared in the June 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) It’s a question that never gets old. Why do media, including the...

CoGS in brief

In other news, the spring 2018 meeting of Council of General Synod (CoGS):

National Indigenous Anglican Bishop ‘grieved’ over pipeline purchase

National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald says he is “grieved” that the Canadian government has “found it so easy to quickly raise the money”...

CoGS recommends responsible investing guidelines for church funds

A set of guidelines on divestment and other responsible investing practices has been recommended by Council of General Synod (CoGS) for use by Anglican...

‘I have called you by name’ approved as theme of General Synod 2019

“I have called you by name” has been chosen as the theme for General Synod 2019. Peter Wall, dean of the diocese of Niagara and...

Monument to Canadian hero unveiled in Anglican church cemetery

A long-forgotten Canadian hero buried in an unmarked grave in an Anglican cemetery near Almonte, Ont., for more than a century now has his...
While the diocese of Ottawa operates affordable housing communities, an emergency women’s shelter and other services, it “cannot resolve the issues of poverty and homelessness alone,” says Bishop John Chapman. “They require major support from all levels of government.” Photo: Shutterstock

In lead up to Ontario election, Anglican bishop urges government, voters to make housing...

Diocese of Ottawa Bishop John Chapman is calling on the federal and Ontario governments to prioritize housing programs, and urging Ontario voters to consider...