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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...

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...

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...

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 The organ and choir have been replaced by a...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...