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Primate’s fund aids victims of hunger and tidal wave

The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund has sent $25,000 to help a drought- and war-stricken Sudan. That's in addition to the $25,000 it sent...

Tyndale College hires Tyndale the man

The Ontario Bible College/Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto, the oldest and largest theological school in Canada, recently announced three significant changes. First, it has...

Chaplains from Missions to Seamen across continent share stories

The issues Rev. Brian Evans deals with are sometimes very similar, but in other cases vastly different, from those faced by his fellow ministers. "I've...

Church House staff approve new model

Employees at Church House have voted in favour of a staff association model that will give them a unified voice for the first time. The...

Beardy cleared after police investigation

No criminal charges will be laid by the Ontario Provincial Police following an investigation into the use of proceeds of a walk for Native...

A second chance for drop-outs

A London, Ont., church is helping to guide young drop-outs back to school or to work. "We're not pushing the Gospel but we're...

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...

Algoma a wide swath of urban and rural

CHARACTERIZED BY wide open spaces, a mix of rural and urban communities and stunning landscapes, the Diocese of Algoma encompasses a wide mix of...

Church attacks governments’ gambling plans

The debate over gambling is far from over at least in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia. While many Albertans will be voting in municipal plebiscites...

Church adopts new sex-harassment policy

In the wake of criticism of its handling of a sexual harassment complaint, the Anglican Church of Canada has adopted a new policy and...

Cathedral needs cash

Prince Rupert, B.C. Anglican parishes across Canada will be asked to contribute to a one-time only collection on Sunday, Oct. 4, to assist St. Andrew's...

Class system alive and well

RECENTLY THE NEW YORK TIMES did a front-page study of U.S. airlines, comparing life at the front of the plane with life at the...

Charity council fights tax moves

Revenue Canada faces a fight over moves to restrict issuance of tax receipts by religious charities. The Canadian Council of Christian Charities, which...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario

Man of the year A Scarborough priest has been named the city's citizen of the year in recognition of his long-time work in community development. Canon...