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May issue focuses on reconciliation and transformation as church looks beyond pandemic

The May issue of the Anglican Journal is here, with reflections on reconciliation and changes in the church during the COVID-19 crisis—plus news updates...

As church struggles with pandemic, primate sees modified agenda for CoGS

A pandemic that has brought death, illness and disruption will likely also prevent the Council of General Synod (CoGS) from completing its goals for...

Pension fund grows by nearly 12% in 2020

The Anglican Church of Canada’s pension fund grew by nearly 12% in 2020 after markets bounced back—and then some—from March lows, says Judy Robinson, executive director of the General Synod Pension Plan.

Five years after the TRC report, reflections on reconciliation

‘Every step ... uncovers something else to do’ Five years after Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its final report and 94 Calls to...

Key documents of Indigenous Anglican church drafted

The foundational documents of the planned Indigenous Anglican church have now been drafted, and Sacred Circle will be discussing them when it meets online...

Helping young people in a post-pandemic world

The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is seeking to help young people thrive after the COVID-19 pandemic with a new fundraising campaign that the foundation is calling its most ambitious yet.

‘Life marches on’

As the pandemic persists, Anglicans across Canada continue to adapt life- and death-defining liturgies.

April issue shares stories of resurrection, hope for the future

April 2021 marks the second Easter celebrated during the COVID-19 pandemic, after a year of widespread lockdowns, social distancing and online church services. This...

CoGS hears of progress, priorities at triennium’s halfway point

At this year’s first meeting of the Council of General Synod (CoGS), members heard of progress made by leaders, committee members and staff of the Anglican Church of Canada towards goals established at General Synod 2019—and the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges in this triennium.

Home at last: Retired dean finds housing as Anglicans raise funds in support

The Rev. Jonas Allooloo, who found himself homeless last October two years after his retirement, has moved into a small one-bedroom apartment in the city with his wife Meena.

Ottawa youth join diocesan effort against homelessness

On the frigid Sunday morning of Dec. 6, young Anglicans from the diocese of Ottawa gathered in a parking lot to help dozens of homeless youth heading into a long pandemic winter.

Lynne McNaughton elected metropolitan of B.C. and Yukon

Archbishop Lynne McNaughton is the 13th metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon.

Conservative group receives legal opinion on marriage

The Anglican Communion Alliance (ACA), a group of theologically conservative members of the Anglican Church of Canada, says it hopes to see the creation of a task force for discernment on marriage after receiving a legal opinion criticizing the church’s present approach to Canon XXI from a specialist on church law based in the U.K.

Suffering from COVID-19— months after recovering

When she goes on long walks these days, Judy Carson, a member of St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, Shanty Bay, Ont., sometimes takes an oxygen tank with her to keep from getting out of breath.

Role for church seen in vaccinating North

In guidance produced during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in April, the World Health Organization (WHO) was emphatic: “Religious leaders, faith-based organizations, and faith communities can play a major role in saving lives and reducing illness related to COVID-19.”