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Acknowledging the painful errors of our past

A few decades ago, I heard a classmate-friend give a comparison and an example that has been clinging to me since.

Prayer at Epiphany

God of pilgrims, teach us to recognize your dwelling-place in the love, generosity, and support of those with whom we share our journey, and...

Twelve Step Eucharist bridges recovery and faith

“We’re all in recovery of some sort,” says Canon Nancy Ford Canon Nancy Ford, deacon to the city at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, B.C., was...

Spiritual retreats: Taking care of your faith life

Centre for Spiritual Growth blends ancient, contemplative tradition with modern life Reintroducing the spiritual practices of ancient Christian traditions to those within and outside of...

Indigenous marriage talk may ease tensions

As the November meeting of Council of General Synod (CoGS)  approached, it was clear that the same-sex marriage debate and a self-determining Indigenous expression...

CoGS roundup: Hiltz calls for apology for ‘spiritual abuse’ of Indigenous people

The Anglican Church of Canada should apologize to the country’s Indigenous people for having “demonized” their traditional spirituality, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the...
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The Faces of Council of General Synod

Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga, Ont. November 28, 2018 Important discussions and decisions came out of Council of General Synod, and here are some...

Bringing Christmas home

New family traditions for highlighting the meaning of the season There is no shortage of family traditions at Christmas time, whether it be trimming the...

Sharing Christmas with the World

Christmas is a time of hope, and it can be a time to better our communities. From staff writer Joelle Kidd, here are some...

National church facing ‘turbulent times’ financially as contributions from dioceses fall, treasurer says

Mississauga, Ont. Tough decisions are likely going to have to be made by leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada in the years ahead as...

Move to appoint new Companions of Jerusalem Advisory Council member sparks discussion at CoGS

A resolution to appoint Canon Martin Brokenleg to the advisory council of the Canadian Companions of Jerusalem prompted discussion about Indigenous views of the...

CoGS ponders escalating transition to digital for newspapers, new mandate for Anglican Journal

Mississauga, Ont. When it meets next July, General Synod can be expected to vote on a proposed “gradual exit strategy from print” for the Anglican Journal and other church...

Primate calls for church to show ‘humble humanity,’ practice ‘good disagreement’ in marriage canon...

Mississauga, Ont. The church should embrace a “humble humanity” and a “way of living together that is more respectful of our dignity as children of...
The Rev. Rahab Wanjiru, an HIV-positive Anglican priest, frequently campaigns against HIV stigma in central Kenya. Wanjiru was photographed outside her church in Laikipia County, central Kenya, on Dec. 27, 2016. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili

In Kenya, a pastor’s refusal to marry an HIV-positive bride stirs debate over AIDS...

A Pentecostal pastor in the western Kenyan town of Bahati triggered outrage over the past week by refusing to marry a young couple until they complied with his demand that they be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Around the dioceses, November 2018

World multifaith gathering expected to draw throngs to Toronto Thousands of people of faith traditions from around the world are expected to gather in Toronto...