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New animator for ecumenical, interfaith relations named

The Anglican Church of Canada will have, starting this fall, a new staff person in charge of relations with other religious organizations. The Rev. Scott...

A story of our time

It's late May, and our last day in Canada before we fly back to Scotland. We're sitting on a bench on Granville Island, Vancouver,...

For ‘non-binary’ youth, marriage debate and vote cut deep

Jordan Sandrock isn't able to say what was going through their head when, after hearing the first pronouncement on the same-sex marriage vote at General Synod, they rushed out of the conference room where the vote was held and collapsed in tears on the floor of the corridor outside.

Former Archbishop turns tables on William Shakespeare

A play written by the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Wales, Rowan Williams, about the "lost years" of celebrated English playwright Williams Shakespeare has opened in a theatre in Wales.

The Rev. Clarke Raymond remembered as bridge-builder

The Rev. Clarke Raymond, a former high-level staffer at the Anglican Church of Canada's national office, is being remembered for his decades of contributions to the national church.

Henri Nouwen’s gift to Anne Lamott

When Anne Lamott found herself, at age 31, a self-loathing drug and alcohol addict, it was the idea of "radical self-love," as expressed by Henri Nouwen and writers like him, that allowed her to turn a corner on her life, the 62-year-old American writer told a Toronto audience last week.

Rita Lee Chiu, sister of first female Anglican priest, mourned

Friends and family are remembering Rita Lee Chiu-sister of the Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi, the first female Anglican priest-for her humility, her generosity and her love of people and God.
"I really believe that God is working resurrection among us," says the Rt. Rev. Jordan Cantwell, elected last summer as moderator of the United Church of Canada. Photo: Tali Folkins

New UCC moderator sees closer ties with Anglican church

The relationship between the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada (UCC) is back on track, the United Church's moderator says-and she's delighted about it.

Former bishop of Cariboo James Cruickshank dies

After a career that spanned more than 50 years of ordained ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada, James David Cruickshank, seventh bishop of the diocese of Cariboo, died December 30 in the presence of his family. He was 79.

Priest remembered for twin passions for ministry, journalism

For many years, says Bishop of Qu'Appelle Robert Hardwick, a man from Swift Current, Sask., found himself tuning in to daily five-minute radio slots on spiritual themes, hosted by a Saskatchewan Anglican priest.

Canon Robert Falby: Jurist, prolocutor, chancellor

Canon (lay) Robert L. Falby, QC, chair of the Anglican Church of Canada's Commission on the Marriage Canon and former prolocutor of General Synod, died June 8 in Toronto after a long illness.

Walking with the sisters

Lynne Samways Hiltz first visited the Anglican convent of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) after she moved to Toronto from Nova Scotia when her husband, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, was elected as primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2007.

Bishop Bob Townshend mourned

Bishop Charles Robert (Bob) Townshend, retired suffragan bishop of the diocese of Huron, died on March 13 at the age of 77, after a lifetime of service in parish, diocesan and national church ministries, as well as on the boards of many educational institutions.

Advocate for women’s rights in the church remembered

Edith Shore, a strong advocate for social justice and women's rights and inclusion in the church, died on Jan. 24 in Newmarket, Ont., at the age of 78.

The Interview: “Ecumenism is hard work”

The Very Rev. Hon. Lois Wilson is an outspoken anti-poverty activist, a critic of political oppression and an advocate for the environment, and she is also a woman who has spent her career building bridges in Canada and abroad between people of various faiths and none who want to see the advent of a more just world.?