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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...

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...

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...

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...

Live like Christ, influential theologian urges

John Stott, who has been called the most influential clergyman in the Church of England during the 20th century, made a brief trip to...

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...

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...

Date set for Native school trial

A May 25-June 12 trial date in Vancouver has been set for one of three current lawsuits involving the Anglican Church of Canada and...

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...