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Anglican, Lutheran leaders ask for Earth Day prayers and action

With the approach of Earth Day this Sunday, April 22, Canadian Anglican and Lutheran leaders are asking for prayers and Earth-friendly action.

In tragedy-afflicted Humboldt, Sask., clergy focus on funerals, reaching out

The town of Humboldt, Sask., small enough so that almost everyone was connected in some way with one of the victims of the April 6 collision, seems to have moved from a state of shock and confusion to grief, a local Anglican priest says.

Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island gives support to anti-fracking movement

Archbishop Ron Cutler has given his support to a campaign against the lifting of a moratorium on fracking in Nova Scotia.

For those grieving in Humboldt, a ‘warm hug’ of God’s comfort

On Friday, April 6, a collision on a northeast Saskatchewan highway between a semi-trailer and the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team...

Time to bridge gender gap in education, says UN Status of Women meeting

A Canadian priest serving on the Anglican Communion’s delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) session this March says she’s glad the commission was able to agree on a number of issues of concern this year, especially gender equality in education.

Anglican husband-and-wife music duo launches East Coast tour

Allison Lynn and Gerald Flemming say they have a ministerial calling: to share their faith through music.

Conference to explore worship as response to disaster

The National Anglican and Lutheran Worship Conference will take place July 16-19, 2018, in Victoria, organized around the theme “responding to disaster.”

‘Mystery worshippers’ see church through a visitor’s eyes

It’s difficult to know what someone is experiencing when they walk into your church, says Tasha Carrothers. “They come and they may or may...

Diocese, parish deny responsibility in assault lawsuit

The diocese of Fredericton and the Anglican Parish of Saint Stephen (Christ Church), in St. Stephen, N.B., say they are “not vicariously liable for...

Bishop-elect John Meade to be remembered with scholarship

The home church of John Meade, who died last November, months after being elected coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Western Newfoundland, has set up an annual scholarship to honour his memory.

Study guide encourages Anglicans to grapple with realities of medical assistance in dying

“What does it mean to ‘be present’ to someone who is dying, and to ‘provide care’? What care do I want to experience when...

Experiments in prayer

Famously, when asked by his disciples to “teach us to pray” in the gospels, Jesus responded with the Lord’s Prayer. For centuries, Christians have...

Diocese of Ottawa considering sites for affordable housing projects

The diocese of Ottawa is considering tearing down some of its existing churches and replacing them with complexes that would include, among other things, affordable housing units, its director of mission says.

Prayer: There’s an app for that

Smartphones dominate daily life, used for everything from ordering takeout to mapping directions to snapping photos to, occasionally, talking on the phone. So why...

Holy Week ‘at the very heart of who we are as Christians’

As the final week of Lent approaches, Christians around the world are preparing to celebrate Christ’s resurrection on Easter. Beginning Sunday, March 25, Holy...