Eastern dioceses roll out COVID-19 telephone care lines

As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves Canadians increasingly anxious and uncertain, new telephone-based care lines are helping Anglican clergy offer prayers and a listening ear. On...

‘Go and do likewise’: A review of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In her film about children’s TV star the Rev. Fred (“Mister”) Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, gifted director Marielle Heller chooses to focus not on the children for whom Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was made, but on a grown-up, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), a man who carries the scars of an unhappy childhood into his adult life.

April issue focuses on resurrection

The April 2020 issue of the Anglican Journal is now online, with a focus on Easter.

Resurrection comes to Fort McMurray

For almost four years, Fort McMurray has been recovering from the fire which, at the height of evacuation, forced more than 80,000 people to flee their homes. In the aftermath of the disaster, local churches played a vital role in helping the community rebuild.

‘In tune with creation’: How the Anglican Church of Canada is taking on climate...

Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has called on the church to take action on climate change, calling stewardship of the earth and the care of creation “a core responsibility of our faith.”

‘We need to be re-evangelized’: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove talks about religion and power, new monasticism...

Along with Shane Claiborne, founder of The Simple Way intentional community, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a key figure in the new monastic movement in the United States.

Diocese of New Westminster announces $2 million financial assistance package

The diocese of New Westminster has announced a financial assistance package of approximately $2 million meant to ease financial strain on parishes in the...

‘Nothing can stop us all being in prayer’: Thy Kingdom Come 2020 resources include...

For the fifth year in a row, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is inviting the world’s Christians to pray, from Ascension to Pentecost, that others may come to know Jesus.

‘It’s like a rolling high tide that’s coming’: Indigenous communities prepare for COVID-19

As Indigenous communities across Canada ramp up social distancing and isolation measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Anglican Indigenous leaders say...

Letters to the editor, April 2020

I was intrigued by Margaret Rouhani’s reaction (“Letters: Talking about Israel and Palestine in a post-truth era,” Feb. 2020, p. 4) to the excellent cover article in the December edition of the Anglican Journal (“You weep before you get to Bethlehem,” Dec. 2019, p. 1).

An unmistakable sign

Though the church of my youth taught about the Second Coming of Christ, there were not many specifics, nor was there much guessing about when, where and how.

Waiting for hope

As a young person in the church, I was taught that the first words to be spoken on Easter morning—and to everyone you met that day—were: “ALLELUIA, CHRIST IS RISEN!” and, in response, “THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA!”

Lessons in liturgy from The Two Popes

There was no way that I was going to miss The Two Popes, the 2019 biographical drama film about Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, because I am a sucker for all things papal.

‘Where there is love’: Reflections on caring in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

The first time I went to Providence Health Care’s Crosstown Clinic on Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside (DTES) was a surreal experience.

Five years after the ‘Syrian surge,’ refugee sponsorship levels remain high. Is it enough?

In the fall of 2019, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, sent a letter to Jack Palmer-White, Anglican Communion’s permanent...