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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...

Organ finds new home on East Coast

A church in Newfoundland is making beautiful music with the gift of an organ donated by a Calgary woman. "The congregation was well...

Bishops discuss new model for Native church

Bishops of three dioceses in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario are looking at a new approach to creating a Native Anglican church. The dioceses...

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...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Canada

Peaceful new home A refugee from Nigeria who survived being shot in the head by the army while his wife and two young children were...

Calgary congregation divides over gay issue

An Anglican congregation in Calgary has split in two, with the former rector leaving with half his parishioners to form the Church of the...

Anglicans need to talk to each other – Ingham

Anglicans need a new ecumenism - within our own church - says Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster. Ingham ...

Peace activists target cenotaph

Like the prophet Isaiah, former Toronto New Democrat MP and anti-war activist Rev. Dan Heap wants to turn swords into ploughshares. His target is...

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...

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...

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...

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...