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Anglicans watched

Military documents called protesters from the Anglican Church of Canada "anti-APEC" and "anti-economy" leading up to the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Vancouver...

War memorial protesters arrested for trespassing

Three pacifists, including a retired Anglican priest, were arrested on a recent Sunday for trespassing near the war memorial at St. Paul's Bloor Street,...

Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

Garment workers' plight featured Two British Columbia women will be leading a workshop dealing with the plight of garment workers around the world...

Religious right’ owns church’s future

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is "powerfully alive" in the Anglican Communion, but "liberalism ... is dead." That's the blunt assessment of Bishop...

Canada briefs

Hymn book delayed DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Printing delays mean copies of the new hymn book, Common Praise, may not be available in time for its official...

Flood fires up diocese

The flood of April 1997 that damaged the synod office and cathedral hall in Peace River, Alta., may have marked a turning point in...

Even traps may allow for growth

`I'm a trapped Anglican.' THESE ARE WORDS which a friend recently used in describing to me his situation at the moment. We live in...

Churches worried about job liability limits

Ottawa Canada's three largest churches say the services they provide to the most vulnerable will suffer if the Supreme Court of Canada rules employers...

Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario

Iranian refugees can stay in Canada An Iranian family who took refuge in a London, Ont., cathedral in August to avoid being deported...

Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land

Memorial garden built for ashes Christ Church in Edmonton has constructed a memorial garden in which people may place the ashes of their...

Churches seek gambling limits

Canadian churches have written to the federal minister of justice asking her to help stop the rapid expansion of state-sponsored gambling. The 19-member...

Sex charges filed against current, former priests

Two Anglican priests in Nova Scotia and a former priest who served in Winnipeg are facing charges relating to sexually assaulting boys. Rev....

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

Teens find home in former rectory A former rectory in the Salt Spring Island, B.C., parish has been given new life as a group...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land

Circles reflect Native influence The strong aboriginal influence and the large role Natives played in planning this month's synod in the Diocese of Brandon...

Restrained peace was welcome

HE MOMENT IN the eucharist that has come to be called "passing the peace" is one of the indicators that I observe closely when...