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Listening for the Spirit in a liminal time

As I write this on the cusp of the spring equinox, I am so deeply grateful for the gift of light as the spring sunshine has melted the snow, is greening the grass and is offering such promise for warmth and renewal.

Pension fund grows by nearly 12% in 2020

The Anglican Church of Canada’s pension fund grew by nearly 12% in 2020 after markets bounced back—and then some—from March lows, says Judy Robinson, executive director of the General Synod Pension Plan.

Resurrection now

Resurrection is a way of life.

Let there be light—in childbirth

Welcoming a baby into the world involves making a seemingly endless number of decisions, all of which become increasingly urgent and important when childbirth arrives.

A Parable for Pandemic Lockdown: The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

Am I the only one who needs, in these pandemic times, to be reminded what day it is?

Helping young people in a post-pandemic world

The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is seeking to help young people thrive after the COVID-19 pandemic with a new fundraising campaign that the foundation is calling its most ambitious yet.

‘Life marches on’

As the pandemic persists, Anglicans across Canada continue to adapt life- and death-defining liturgies.

CoGS hears of progress, priorities at triennium’s halfway point

At this year’s first meeting of the Council of General Synod (CoGS), members heard of progress made by leaders, committee members and staff of the Anglican Church of Canada towards goals established at General Synod 2019—and the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges in this triennium.

Home at last: Retired dean finds housing as Anglicans raise funds in support

The Rev. Jonas Allooloo, who found himself homeless last October two years after his retirement, has moved into a small one-bedroom apartment in the city with his wife Meena.

‘A piece of the continent, a part of the main’

At Ash Wednesday we were invited “to observe a holy Lent by self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the word of God.” Yet we have, in a sense, been in an extended Lent through the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic has invited us, through radical disruption of our lives, to examine ourselves and the world around us in light of the gospel.

Ottawa youth join diocesan effort against homelessness

On the frigid Sunday morning of Dec. 6, young Anglicans from the diocese of Ottawa gathered in a parking lot to help dozens of homeless youth heading into a long pandemic winter.

Lynne McNaughton elected metropolitan of B.C. and Yukon

Archbishop Lynne McNaughton is the 13th metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon.

Conservative group receives legal opinion on marriage

The Anglican Communion Alliance (ACA), a group of theologically conservative members of the Anglican Church of Canada, says it hopes to see the creation of a task force for discernment on marriage after receiving a legal opinion criticizing the church’s present approach to Canon XXI from a specialist on church law based in the U.K.

Lessons in hope from a year like no other

In my column for Lent I want to declare that we can learn other ways of “being” church and new ways of “doing” church.

Suffering from COVID-19— months after recovering

When she goes on long walks these days, Judy Carson, a member of St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, Shanty Bay, Ont., sometimes takes an oxygen tank with her to keep from getting out of breath.