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Music program boosts kids’ self-esteem, decreases suicide risk in Indigenous communities

A community project in the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ohsweken, Ont., is helping fight the Indigenous youth suicide epidemic through the power of music.  Canon...

In Fredericton, former bishop’s house shelters homeless

A former bishop’s residence belonging to the Anglican diocese of Fredericton is serving as a temporary shelter for homeless people in the city this winter—but the city is asking that another place be found for this purpose once the winter is over.

Lynne McNaughton elected bishop of Kootenay

The Rev. Lynne McNaughton, rector of St. Clement’s Anglican Church, North Vancouver, and deputy prolocutor of General Synod, has been elected the 10th bishop of the diocese of Kootenay.

Can Anglicans ‘walk together’ on marriage canon amendment?

A desire to stay together as a church, despite a diverse range of understandings of what marriage is and should be. That theme arose consistently...

Evolution of interfaith friendships led to powerful experience of ‘trialogue’

Elyse Goldstein, it seems, is a popular preacher at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, in central Toronto.

N.B. joint mission reaches out to dads, kids

A play program for fathers and their young children launched in Saint John, N.B., this fall is the second project in the world to have started under an international Anglican-Roman Catholic partnership for mission.

Exhibit ‘reclaims’ residential school for survivors

Shingwauk Hall has changed since 1963, the year Irene Barbeau graduated. In the intervening years, what was once the Anglican-run Shingwauk Indian Residential School...

Camino Nova Scotia offers ‘education for the soul’

Camino Nova Scotia is offered through the continuing education division of Halifax’s Atlantic School of Theology (AST)—but it’s not your typical seminary course.

Church has ‘something to offer’ the #MeToo movement

When the New York Times broke the story of movie executive Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged sexual misconduct against employees and peers in the...

Study guide encourages Anglicans to grapple with realities of medical assistance in dying

“What does it mean to ‘be present’ to someone who is dying, and to ‘provide care’? What care do I want to experience when...

Twelve Step Eucharist bridges recovery and faith

“We’re all in recovery of some sort,” says Canon Nancy Ford Canon Nancy Ford, deacon to the city at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, B.C., was...

Clergy should show their wounds, says priest who opened up about past alcoholism

An Ontario priest who opened up to his congregation this winter about his past struggles with alcoholism and depression says clergy might be more effective if they worry less about trying to seem flawless.

A gentle invitation to worship

As people enter through the narthex of St. Faith’s Anglican Church, Vancouver, B.C., on a Sunday evening, they are greeted by a small table...

Across the Church: January 2019

Curry and Makgoba honour retiring Archbishop Johnson at dinner Friends and colleagues paid tribute to retiring Archbishop Colin Johnson, bishop of the diocese of Toronto,...

Prayer: There’s an app for that

Smartphones dominate daily life, used for everything from ordering takeout to mapping directions to snapping photos to, occasionally, talking on the phone. So why...