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Norm Casey remembered as gentle friend, shepherd of Indigenous ministry

The Rev. Norman Casey, who served as priest in churches in or near the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, Ontario; as a...

Bishop of N.S., P.E.I. to retire

Archbishop Ron Cutler, diocesan bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada, will resign from both posts July 31, with the intention of entering retirement.
The Rev. Gordon William Dominey now faces 27 charges related to offences allegedly committed at a youth jail in Edmonton in the 1980s. Photo: Edmonton Police Service

Anglican priest accused of sexual abuse charges dies in hospital

An Anglican priest awaiting trial for multiple sexual abuse charges died Nov. 7. The Rev. Gordon William Dominey, a priest in the diocese of New...

The changing face of church

Some say that house churches may become an increasingly common solution to the problems of aging buildings, rising costs and diminishing finances that many of today’s shrinking congregations face.

Michael Thompson to retire as general secretary of national church

Archdeacon Michael Thompson, who has served as general secretary of the General Synod since 2011, will be retiring June 30, 2020.

January issue takes in-depth look at state of church

The January issue of the Anglican Journal is a 28-page report and reflection on the Anglican Church of Canada’s present and future, after the release of new church statistics.

Amidst rising global conflict, Anglicans work for peace on earth

Through participation in Project Ploughshares and activism in their churches and communities, Canadian Anglicans are living out the call of the Marks of Mission “to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation.”

New issue of Epiphanies explores theology and money

The fall/winter issue of Epiphanies, the digital magazine produced by the Anglican Journal team, is now online. This issue is all about money: how Anglicans...

PWRDF Ride for Refuge teams raise more than $18,000 for DRC hospital program

For the sixth consecutive year, riders under the banner of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) hopped on their bikes and rode...

Lost connection: A conversation on Indigenous homelessness with scholar Jesse Thistle

In October 2019, United Nations special rapporteur Leilani Farha released her report on the right to adequate housing for Indigenous peoples. The report found...

St. Nicholas: A legendary figure with contemporary relevance

The name of St. Nicholas is commonly associated with the Christmas season, but popular imagination is likely to picture him less as a saint wearing bishop’s robes and more as a plump, jolly man in a bright red suit.

Leading Women to leadership: Binational conference inspires ordained Anglican women to break ‘stained glass...

Dozens of ordained women from the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church gathered together Oct. 8-10 for the Leading Women conference, an all-women meeting at the Mundelein Seminary in Chicago that sought to encourage women in church leadership.

Athabasca elects new bishop

Canon David Greenwood was elected bishop of the diocese of Athabasca at an electoral synod at St. James Cathedral, Peace River, Alta., November 16....

National Youth Project inspires homelessness education

Welcome … Home, the National Youth Project (NYP) for 2018-2020 focused on homelessness and affordable housing, is moving ahead with a new website and multiple new resources available online.

Spiritual accompaniment: Chaplains navigate medical assistance in dying

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2015 that parts of the country’s Criminal Code that prohibited medically assisted deaths were in violation of...