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Seminaries expand remote learning as pandemic continues

Theological colleges across Canada have adapted their teaching models to the COVID-19 pandemic, as online and remote learning become the new norm. In seminaries that...

‘We continue to love God and love each other’

Entering the priesthood was said to be fraught with uncertainty by some recently ordained Anglicans even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Liberal government appeals Safe Third Country ruling, Church-led advocacy orgs keep fighting

The Liberal government announced Aug. 21 that it is appealing a recent Federal Court decision that struck down the U.S.-Canada Safe Third Country Agreement—but...

Ethicists stress mutual responsibility amid school reopenings

The return of students to classrooms in August and September sparked mixed emotions among Canadians still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

A message from the Primate

Dear friends in Christ, On October 8th we learned of the death of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Curtis Ralph Peddle, Bishop of the Diocese...

October issue examines continued pandemic adaptations

As some Canadian churches continue to reopen while others face renewed restrictions, the Anglican Journal’s October issue offers a view into just a few...

CoGS forms new anti-racism group

In a virtual meeting held July 25, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) voted to approve the creation of a task force charged with dismantling racism within the Anglican Church of Canada.

Faith leaders decry Quebec’s church-specific attendance limits

“Inconsistent.” “Illogical.” “Incomprehensible.” These are some of the words Bishop Bruce Myers used to describe new COVID-19 restrictions by the Quebec government limiting attendance in...

Anglican archbishops react to sign of possible life on Venus

Two of the Anglican Church of Canada’s most senior leaders are hailing with enthusiasm the discovery of a gas associated with living organisms on the planet Venus.

‘Be invitational in our desire to see change’

Early in June, Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls described the COVID-19 pandemic as a “changed circumstance”: the latest in a long series of changes...

Churches prepare to re-open—but not everywhere

As Anglican churches across Canada returned or planned to return to in-person worship this spring and summer, some senior church leaders were reporting a...

CoGS appoints new general secretary of General Synod

The Council of General Synod confirmed the appointment of Archdeacon Alan Perry as the next general secretary of General Synod during its virtual meeting...

Remembering Margaret Waterchief: ‘I saw in her the beauty of our people’

On July 19, the Rev. Margaret Waterchief died at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary from complications due to COVID-19. She was 88.

Sorrento Centre community meal program helps feed the multitude in B.C.

Since the last week of March, the Sorrento Centre has prepared more than 6,000 quality nutritious meals for those in need—working with its partners to distribute them throughout the Shuswap area of B.C., including the city of Salmon Arm.

Reduced costs, continuing gifts help church avoid employee hour reductions

Reduced costs for travel, meetings and Anglican Journal distribution, along with continuing support from the dioceses, have allowed the Anglican Church of Canada to avoid cutting work hours of its staff despite challenging times, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard June 13.