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A teaching house that moves: Community courses affirm, incorporate Indigenous identity

A joint program between Henry Budd College for Ministry and the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) is taking theological education directly into Indigenous communities. Established...

Ontario House of Bishops declares support for Kevin Robertson and same-sex spouse ahead of...

The Ontario House of Bishops is lending its voice to the diocese of Toronto’s College of Bishops in publicly supporting Kevin Robertson, area bishop of York-Scarborough in the diocese of Toronto, and his same-sex spouse, Mohan Sharma, in the ongoing controversy about the invitation of spouses to the Lambeth Conference in 2020.

Tamil Anglicans express grief, solidarity in wake of Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

The triumph of God’s love over death is one of the most powerful messages of Christianity and its holiest day. For St. Margaret’s Tamil Anglican Church in Toronto, that message took on particular resonance this Easter.

Documentary unveils colonial legacies

Hundreds of people attended the March 8 premiere screening of a documentary that seeks to help Canadians understand the Doctrine of Discovery.

Journal requests confirmation from subscribers

Readers of the Anglican Journal are required to confirm their subscriptions by mail, online, by phone or by email to continue to receive the...

$200,000 donation boosts suicide prevention program

Efforts to address the suicide crisis in Indigenous communities have received a major boost in the form of a $200,000 donation, gifted by an...

‘She was not long with us, but she was here’: Families of missing and...

On a table set against the wall of St. James Cathedral in Toronto, an array of framed photographs shows the smiling face of Patricia...

CoGS passes Anglican Journal changes

Changes to the mandate, governance and editorial policy of the Anglican Journal and the introduction of an editorial board were approved by Council of General Synod...

156-year-old church destroyed in fire

Parishioners of St. James’ Anglican Church in Roseneath, Ont., are grieving the loss of their church after the historic building was destroyed by a...

CoGS considers ministry, pension plan

At its March meeting in Mississauga, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) devoted significant discussion to the formation of a self-determining Indigenous church, same-sex marriage, the future of the Anglican Journal and matters of finance.

Indigenous self-determination measures headed to vote

An amendment to Canon XXII that would make the church’s National Indigenous Ministry more self-governing will be up for a vote at General Synod...

Anglican Journal sees staff changes

Three staffing transitions—two appointments and one retirement—have come to the Anglican Journal since the start of this year.

‘Our people are still so much in need of healing’

Last November, there was a new leader at the Anglican Church of Canada’s national office: Martha Many Grey Horses had arrived to take up her new role as coordinator of the Anglican Healing Fund, which gives grants to support the recovery of Indigenous people from the Indian Residential School system.

When trafficking victims are shackled by debt, can financial institutions help?

A woman and a man enter a bank together and request to take out a loan in the woman’s name. She signs the required...

Churches transform relationships with communities through the arts

In a largely secular era, the challenge of building relationships beyond church walls has forced many Anglican congregations to rethink their traditional approaches to fostering community.