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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...

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...

Working towards full communion with Lutherans

Lutheran Bishop Telmor Sartison addresses synod.Cordial relations over the past 30 years have blossomed into potential full communion between the Canadian Anglican Church and...

Canada briefs

Journal names new staff writer Kathy Blair has been appointed the Anglican Journal's full-time staff writer. Ms. Blair joined the paper June 1....

Police launch probe into use of healing fund

Controversy and a police investigation continue to dog Keewatin Bishop Gordon Beardy over a $5,000 grant from a healing fund to pay for flying...

Mohawk chapel to be restored

A two-year campaign has been launched to raise $850,000 for restoration of Christ Church, Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks in Deseronto, on...

Council to advise bishop after vote to bless gay relationships

A vote by the Diocese of New Westminster in support of blessing same-sex unions put the cat among the pigeons at a national meeting...

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...

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...

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...

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...