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God will never tell us where to get off

WHEN DOES SPRING really, finally arrive in a Canadian city? When they tear up the streets. Last year, this ritual took over the street where I...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

Dare to be purple It all started when one of his younger parishioners wore pink hair to church. Rev. Charles Thorne, of the Cathedral Church...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land

Contemporary worship in Brandon The entire service is presented on a screen with an overhead projector. The organ and choir have been replaced by a...

Anglicans help pressure politicians

Anglicans are taking a vigorous part in multi-faith efforts to influence governments across Canada, from discussions with Premier Glen Clark in British Columbia to...

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...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario

Loyalists gather The archives of the Diocese of Ontario in Kingston will be one of the destinations as descendants of the United Empire Loyalists visit...

Conference affirms idea of universal truth

"How do we ... seek and proclaim ... Him who called Himself the way, the truth and the life?" This was the central theme...

Navy takes Anglican priest on board to Gulf

It's not every day that a member of the clergy works on a vessel, let alone a warship on station off the coast of...

Legalized gambling ‘unacceptable’

The spectre of widespread legalized gambling facilities operated by provincial governments has outraged faith groups across Canada and several Anglican bishops have called news...

Essentials appears part of landscape

In an indication that the Essentials Movement has both come of age and become an established part of the Anglican landscape, more than 1,000...

Electronic tithing’s time has come

When Rev. Stuart Pike of the Greater Parish of Gaspé tacked a note on an Ecunet electronic bulletin board, asking if anyone had experience...

Synod to assess if ’95 strategy working

How is the church doing? Three years ago, General Synod approved a new strategic plan for the church as it readies itself for...

Gay-straight ‘marriages’ proposed

A book maintaining that homosexual men should be free to marry heterosexual women has brought a storm of criticism down on the author, an...

Canada briefs

Anniversary Emmanuella House of Prayer, in the diocese of Kootenay, celebrated its first anniversary as a retreat center last October. In the first year, visitors...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Canada

Companionship formed The Dioceses of Quebec, New Hampshire, and Limerick and Killaloe, Ireland have launched a three-year companionship covenant this spring. The covenant was to...