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Five Regina churches merge to form new parish

A group of five Anglican parishes in Regina are merging in a bid to ensure the long-term sustainability of their congregations.

Seeing God through the seeking of others

It was a spring afternoon on a Sunday in Edmonton.

February issue considers Black lives and Christianity

February is celebrated as Black History Month—and this February, the Anglican Journal makes note of that tradition by turning its attention to Black and...

‘We can name the evil that is racism’: A conversation with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

The struggle against anti-Black racism is a common thread in the history of North America and South Africa. During the apartheid era, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa played a major role in supporting the movement to end the official system of racial discrimination. While apartheid officially ended three decades ago, racism continues to plague South Africa today alongside persistent economic and social inequality.

Sam Rose elected bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador

Archdeacon Sam Rose has been elected the sixth bishop of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, after being voted in on the fourth ballot at the Nov. 28 electoral synod.

‘I look in the mirror, I see Absalom Jones’

Each February, the Episcopal diocese of Pennsylvania celebrates the life and legacy of Absalom Jones. The first African-American to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church, Jones also founded the first Black Episcopal congregation, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, and is in the Episcopal Church’s calendar of saints.

UCC general secretary would like to see African-Canadian theology grants

The United Church of Canada’s recently named general secretary says he hopes to see the creation of an educational institution for African-Canadian theology, funded at least partly by payments of reparation for the colonization of African peoples.

Moosonee priests bring baptisms home

The Rev. Ann Westgate, deacon of St. John the Evangelist Mistissini in the diocese of Moosonee, spent Nov. 15 to Dec. 1 travelling in the Cree Nation of Waskaganish, where she baptized 47 children, infants and teens.

Orthodox school finds ‘natural home’ at Trinity

The only Orthodox theological programs in Canada accredited by the Association of Theological Schools are offered at a historically Anglican college—a fact that may seem counterintuitive.

Hildegard of Bingen

For a woman in medieval Europe, the Benedictine abbess later known as St. Hildegard occupied a relatively privileged position.

Edmonton church avoids COVID-19 outbreak after presence of infected person at service

The associate priest of an Edmonton church says her church is grateful for having strictly followed COVID-19 protocols after a close brush with the disease.

‘The Spirit has been present in new and exciting ways’

Planning, disruption and hope in a pandemic year

Americans need Canadian prayers. They also need Canadian action.

Three years ago, I visited the diocese of Quebec as a foreign journalist writing about the sometimes weird, sometimes wonderful world of anglophone Christians...

Knowing God in four directions

Four-directional thinking is quite widespread among Indigenous elders.

Communion beyond the human

Dear Reader, I imagine you thinking right now—preposterous!