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Theology in Coltrane’s Jazz

Jazz great John Coltrane’s music may not usually be thought of as spiritual or religious music, but the Rev. Jamie Howison’s new book, God’s Mind in That Music, explores its spiritual influences and themes.

Childhood trauma bodes ill for future

An aboriginal person who has had a personal or family involvement with a residential school in Canada is statistically more likely to end up in

Primate visits Japan

The Oct. 1 to 9 visit to Japan of Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will help inspire the faith of

A snapshot of French immersion

Immersion enrolment in Canada remains stable, neither significantly growing nor declining. During the 2009-10 school year, more than 338,000 Canadian children were enrolled in French

The sale of these chairs provided much-needed cash for mission at St. Matthias in Victoria. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's New York

They’re richer than they thought

St. Matthias Anglican Church in Victoria is $630,000 richer after two 17th-century Chinese chairs were sold at Sotheby’s in New York. For decades, the wooden

The sanctuary space will become an atrium and play area. Photo: Contributed

Church transformed

Nearly a decade ago, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg had fallen into disrepair. Located in a troubled neighbourhood where the poverty rate is at

Sydney Caron Photo: Contributed

Seeing with new eyes

Participants at this summer’s Shalom Justice Camp in Peterborough, Ont., returned home with increased awareness, resolved to act as agents of change. For the Rev.

Photo: Courtesy of Judy Oatway

Art history

Thirteen panels, above, tell the history-in gospel narrative-of Sikri, a remote community in western Kenya. The panels, modelled on a 15th-century Spanish altarpiece, took local

More budget woes

Despite efforts to balance its budget, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada continues to face financial difficulties. At the September synod of

Solar panels earn cash

The Rev. Cathy Miller has a passion for green and for the Marks of Mission, especially the fifth mark, to safeguard the integrity of creation

Connie MavKinnon Photo: Contributed

It’s about the personal touch

There are many approaches to Back to Church Sunday. From polished videos produced by the U.S.-based Back to Church Sunday organization, to newspaper ads to

(L to R): Bishop Andrew Atagotaaluk, The Rev. David Lehmann, The Rev.Georgina Bassett, Bishop Larry Robertson and The Rev. Vivian Smith. Photo: Debra Gill

God is always there, waiting for us’

On Sept. 16, the Rev. Georgina Bassett made history by becoming the first person of Slavey heritage to be ordained a priest in the Anglican

Bilingualism and the better brain

It was 1965, and educators in the English-speaking Montreal suburb of St. Lambert embarked on a bold new experiment. It was called French immersion and

Father David Mullholland, 74, chaplain at the Mission to Seafarers, Toronto, shares a laugh with two homesick young men from Shanghai. Photo: Alyssa Bistonath

‘We’ll get you some dumplings’

It’s a rainy morning at the Port of Oshawa, Ont., and burly stevedores swarm around the Heloise, a huge ship from China, hoisting long poles

Shannon Cottrell, donor relations and volunteer co-ordinator, Resources for Mission Department. Photo: Diana Swift

Leaving a kinder, gentler footprint

Back in 2010, Shannon Cottrell was just a few minutes into the film Food Inc. when the she felt the stirrings of a life-changing decision:

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