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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...

“You have to look in the mirror”: CoGS wraps up with reflections from partners,...

Mississauga, Ont. The meeting of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard messages about the importance of racial justice and looking toward the future of...

CoGS hears of decrease in diocesan proportional giving in budget presentation, votes on 2021...

Mississauga, Ont. Diocesan contributions, which account for 87% of General Synod’s net revenue, have decreased by around 20% over the past 25 years, Council of...

‘Wake-up call’: CoGS hears statistics report on church membership decline

The Anglican Church of Canada’s first reliably-collected set of statistics since 2001 show the church running out of members in little more than two...

Working group to begin review of ‘governance of the church’

Mississauga, Ont. The Council of General Synod (CoGS) voted Nov. 9 to refer a review of General Synod’s membership and rules to the council’s Governance...