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Indigenous marriage talk may ease tensions

As the November meeting of Council of General Synod (CoGS)  approached, it was clear that the same-sex marriage debate and a self-determining Indigenous expression...

CoGS roundup: Hiltz calls for apology for ‘spiritual abuse’ of Indigenous people

The Anglican Church of Canada should apologize to the country’s Indigenous people for having “demonized” their traditional spirituality, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the...

Prayer beyond words

For Kalyn Falk, connecting to one’s own body is a powerful experience. Falk is a writer and spiritual director in Winnipeg, Man., where she is...

Bringing Christmas home

New family traditions for highlighting the meaning of the season There is no shortage of family traditions at Christmas time, whether it be trimming the...

Sharing Christmas with the World

Christmas is a time of hope, and it can be a time to better our communities. From staff writer Joelle Kidd, here are some...

Around the dioceses, December 2018

N.B. Anglican sees larger role for church in social enterprise An Anglican who runs a “tool library” in Saint John, N.B., says an untapped opportunity...

The season of eager awaiting

A version of this story was first published in 2017. Each year, the weeks leading up to Christmas carry a sense of anticipation. But while...

Managing church giving in an age of electronic money

When St. Mark’s Anglican Church, in St. John’s, Nfld., first set up a system for receiving regular pre-authorized payments electronically from its parishioners’ bank accounts in the late 1990s, only 13 parishioners opted for it.

National church facing ‘turbulent times’ financially as contributions from dioceses fall, treasurer says

Mississauga, Ont. Tough decisions are likely going to have to be made by leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada in the years ahead as...

Move to appoint new Companions of Jerusalem Advisory Council member sparks discussion at CoGS

A resolution to appoint Canon Martin Brokenleg to the advisory council of the Canadian Companions of Jerusalem prompted discussion about Indigenous views of the...

CoGS ponders escalating transition to digital for newspapers, new mandate for Anglican Journal

Mississauga, Ont. When it meets next July, General Synod can be expected to vote on a proposed “gradual exit strategy from print” for the Anglican Journal and other church...

Primate calls for church to show ‘humble humanity,’ practice ‘good disagreement’ in marriage canon...

Mississauga, Ont. The church should embrace a “humble humanity” and a “way of living together that is more respectful of our dignity as children of...

Marriage canon, Indigenous church, Journal’s future expected to be discussed at CoGS

Council of General Synod (CoGS), the executive body of General Synod, will meet November 23-25 in Mississauga, Ont. Among the topics expected to be discussed...

Joachim Fricker remembered as gifted liturgical innovator

Joachim Fricker, former suffragan (assistant) bishop of the diocese of Toronto and one of the principal authors of the Book of Alternative Services (BAS), will be remembered for his brilliance and his friendly personality as well as his gifts as a liturgist, say some of the people who knew him.

CoGS may discuss amendment to same-sex resolution this month, Hiltz says

Anglicans may have a better idea of what sort of amendment, if any, is likely to be proposed to a resolution on same-sex marriage in a matter of weeks, says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.