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Church struggles with native abuse lawsuits

Closing arguments will be heard beginning Sept. 28 in the residential schools case in Vancouver in which Floyd Mowatt is suing the Anglican Church...

Theology school for lay people marks 35th anniversary

Canada's only remaining lay school of theology marks its 35th anniversary this year. The Ottawa Lay School of Theology celebrates the occasion on...

Unbaptized receive communion

The welcome is upbeat, gracious, and theological: "All persons who seek God and are drawn to Christ are welcome to receive the Sacrament of...

Healing the body, mind and church

IN JERUSALEM A YEAR AGO I was going up a set of stairs made of rough stone when I turned my ankle and fell. The...

Alpha grows in spite of controversy

Suspension by Toronto's St. Paul's Bloor St. of an Alpha group last year might have jolted the evangelism program - but it has not...

Christian TV gets licence

Crossroads founder Davis Mainse now has a licence for a Christian Television station in southern Ontario.Religious television in Canada is headed for uncharted territory...

Primate says evangelism most effective at local level

Winnipeg "Evangelism as an activity is something that happens most forcefully, effectively and appropriately at the local level," said Archbishop Michael Peers at the opening...

Meltdown in Montreal

Montreal In nine days of meeting on McGill University campus here at the end of May, the Anglican Church's chief governing body approved...

Working towards full communion with Lutherans

Lutheran Bishop Telmor Sartison addresses synod.Cordial relations over the past 30 years have blossomed into potential full communion between the Canadian Anglican Church and...

Police launch probe into use of healing fund

Controversy and a police investigation continue to dog Keewatin Bishop Gordon Beardy over a $5,000 grant from a healing fund to pay for flying...

Mohawk chapel to be restored

A two-year campaign has been launched to raise $850,000 for restoration of Christ Church, Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks in Deseronto, on...

Canada briefs

Journal names new staff writer Kathy Blair has been appointed the Anglican Journal's full-time staff writer. Ms. Blair joined the paper June 1....

Council to advise bishop after vote to bless gay relationships

A vote by the Diocese of New Westminster in support of blessing same-sex unions put the cat among the pigeons at a national meeting...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

Residential schools lawsuit underway A B.C. Supreme Court ruling that the United Church of Canada and the federal government are liable for sexual assaults committed...

Gay rights case hot topic

Sexual orientation and human rights - two of the most emotive phrases of the late 20th century - made the Internet in a big...