The five novels (at least two more are planned) that comprise George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series defied conventional cinematic adaptation: with numerous characters, far-flung locations (everything from deserts to great cities to a wintry wasteland) and complex plots, each of the books was too involved to fit within the confines of even a long movie.
It was 8 p.m. on December 22, the day after Toronto's catastrophic 2013 ice storm.
The Anglican Journal asked readers to tell us about things they have done that have made Christmas more meaningful. Here are some stories.
The Bible has a number of passages about new beginnings, including Isaiah 43:19: "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth,...
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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.?
For much of her 75 years, Mary Teya has been a voice for the church and for people in her home community of Fort McPherson, N.W.T., and far beyond.
Compassion can be a powerful force for change. The Anglican Journal takes you to three communities where it is at work for and with youth.
Cultivating compassion was the goal that the Rev. Jeffrey Metcalfe and his wife, Julie Boisvert, a teacher at Grosse-Ile School, had in mind when they created a youth pilot project called the Social Justice Club in their parish in the Magdalen Islands, a small archipelago in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
One feels pity, but one has compassion. Compassion is a proactive principle at Christianity's core: going beyond passive sympathy for another's plight and acting to alleviate it.
Once we postulate a "difference," we legitimize a dichotomy-between how we want to be treated and how we treat others.
Midnight on Saturday is not a time many people would traditionally associate with poetry. But then, there was much that was not traditional about The Composition Engine, a performance art installation curated by Toronto's Anglican Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields on Oct. 4 in conjunction with Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, an annual all-night arts festival that takes place across downtown Toronto.
For all its benefits, university can be an unsettling experience for young adults. Some are living away from the familiar shelter of home and community for the first time. Some will encounter ideas that shake their long-held religious beliefs, while others will be struggling with their sexual identity.
Devout Hindu Mohit Kallaria, a master's student from southern India, considers Dalhousie University's multi-faith chaplaincy service a lifesaver.
Declining resources side, the cultural diversity of today's campus can be daunting, especially for a new chaplain.