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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...