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Retired bishop of Quebec to run for Greens in ‘election like no other’

Dennis Drainville, retired bishop of the diocese of Quebec, is re-entering politics by running for the Green Party of Canada in this fall’s federal election.

Teaching retreats bolster contemporary Anglican formation at VST

At the Vancouver School of Theology (VST), student experience in previous generations was often very different than it is for many who enrol in classes today.

Marriage: What does the vote mean to you?

Introduction by Matthew Townsend, supervisor, editorial As delegates to General Synod prepare to vote on a second reading of Resolution A051-R2, potential changes to the...

Proposed New Westminster tithe could mean millions for Indigenous causes

The bishop of New Westminster says she’s looking forward to working out the details of a future tithe on the sale of church property in the diocese to fund Indigenous communities and programs.

Ottawa gathers parishioners around affordable housing initiatives

The diocese of Ottawa recently held a forum on homelessness and affordable housing as part of plans to implement its share of the national church’s commitment towards the issue.

Give 30 Iftar dinner brings Anglican and Islamic communities together in Kingston, Ont.

At 8:41 p.m., the exact time of sundown on May 30, 2019, the imam turned to face the east and issued the call to...

The meaning of self-determination: Indigenous Anglican leaders envision future church

When members of General Synod gather in Vancouver this July, they will vote on an amendment that could give life to a self-determining Indigenous church within the Anglican Church of Canada.

Primate and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop respond to MMIWG inquiry with pledge of support

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald have pledged to “speak out against racism,...

“Residual moral or ethical stress”: panel at chaplains’ gathering addresses spiritual effects of medically-assisted...

This is the second story in a two-part series about the national gathering of Anglican health care chaplains. Read the first story here. For chaplains...

Q&A: Nova Scotia-based priest elected as bishop in Mexico

On March 15, the Rev. Julio C. Martin was elected bishop coadjutor of the Anglican Church of Mexico’s diocese of Southeast Mexico.

Hospice grants help children with life-threatening illnesses

The Anglican Foundation of Canada has offered multiple grants in recent years to Canuck Place Children's Hospice, a pediatric palliative care provider with locations in Vancouver and Abbotsford that cares for children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.

Justice and solidarity at the Cahoots Festival: Annual gathering equips Christians to live out Social Gospel

Faith, justice, and DIY (do-it-yourself) methodology are the guiding principles of the Cahoots Festival, a grassroots ecumenical gathering organized by the Student Christian Movement. On May 23-26, the sixth annual Cahoots Festival took place at Pearce Williams Family Camp near St. Thomas, Ont.

‘It gives you a hearbeat’: In Toronto, Neechi Sharing Circle provides spiritual community for...

There’s something in the air in Allan Gardens, a downtown Toronto park, on Thursdays around lunchtime.

‘The church needs us and we need the church’: Feelings of isolation, disconnection common...

Chaplains shared their stories during the first-ever national gathering of Anglicans in health care spiritual care provision, held in Toronto from May 30-June 2.

‘Joyful and fun and experimental’: Messy Church program offers new approach to reconciliation education

A new initiative in the diocese of Edmonton is helping churches learn about reconciliation through an interactive and intergenerational Messy Church. Messy Church is a...