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Diocese of Saskatoon elects new bishop

The Rev. Chris Harper, Indigenous native priest for the diocese of Toronto, was elected on the fourth ballot during an electoral synod in the...

Bishop’s cross-Canada ride raises more than $187,000

On July 31, Bishop Rob Hardwick of the diocese of Qu’Appelle dipped the wheel of his bicycle in the Atlantic Ocean in St. John’s,...

Homelessness simulation activity ‘eye-opening’ for youth at CLAY

"Do you know anyone in the shelter?" the woman inside asks. The group standing before her exchange glances, their hope deflating. When they respond that,...

PWRDF, Sacred Circle members provide funds for wildfire-ravaged Telegraph Creek, B.C.

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the Anglican Church of Canada’s global aid agency, has given $5,000 to the diocese of Yukon to support wildfire-ravaged Telegraph Creek, B.C.

Youth hear the story of the ‘seven fallen feathers’ during CLAY public witness event

Hundreds gathered at Marina Park in Thunder Bay, Ont., for a public witness event August 18 that emphasized the healing power of story, as...

Youth at CLAY experience life in a refugee camp—virtually

As you look down at the small, narrow room, it’s hard to imagine a family of six living there. The walls of the tent...

Indigenous Anglican church could help Canada find its spiritual voice, Sacred Circle hears

A self-determining Indigenous church could bring new spiritual life not just to Canada’s Indigenous Anglicans, but to the country as a whole, Anglican priest...

CLAY hosts second-largest-ever blanket exercise

Around 800 participants joined in one of the largest-ever instances of a KAIROS blanket exercise, an activity that helps teach Canada’s history and relationship with Indigenous peoples and the land, at the Canadian Lutheran and Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering August 16.

How would amended marriage canon affect self-determining Indigenous church, Sacred Circle asks

Shortly before it concluded its business Friday, August 10, the ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle offered a number of suggestions, questions and concerns to the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) on issues including the marriage canon, the governance of a self-determining Indigenous church, mining and climate change, missing and murdered Indigenous women and the opioid crisis.

Ten new members elected to ACIP

Prince George, B.C. The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), which guides Indigenous ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada, will have mostly new faces...

MacDonald calls for discipleship as heart of future Indigenous church

Prince George, B.C. If an Indigenous expression of the Anglican Church of Canada is to be effective, it will be by putting Jesus at the...

Sacred Circle ponders principles of future Indigenous church

Indigenous Canadian Anglicans inched closer to having a spiritual organization of their own Tuesday, August 7, as the ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle, meeting in Prince George, B.C., August 6-11, pondered a document proposing guiding principles for the future church.

‘Theologized faith’ means having more than platitudes to offer

After a disaster or tragedy, says the Rev. Canon Dr. Lizette Larson-Miller, some of the most common questions that people ask are also the...

Psalms express ‘the whole gamut of experience and expression’ in disaster response, conference hears

Worship as a response to disaster was the theme of this year’s National Anglican and Lutheran Worship Conference, which took place July 16-19 in...

Crafting liturgy in a time of disaster

When disaster strikes, where is the Church? What do we have to offer? How do we pray? These were the questions posed by the Very...