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It’s late May, and our last day in Canada before we fly back to Scotland. We’re sitting on a bench on Granville Island, Vancouver, taking

For ‘non-binary’ youth, marriage debate and vote cut deep

Jordan Sandrock isn’t able to say what was going through their head when, after hearing the first pronouncement on the same-sex marriage vote at General Synod, they rushed out of the conference room where the vote was held and collapsed in tears on the floor of the corridor outside.

Former Archbishop turns tables on William Shakespeare

A play written by the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Wales, Rowan Williams, about the “lost years” of celebrated English playwright Williams Shakespeare has opened in a theatre in Wales.

Henri Nouwen’s gift to Anne Lamott

When Anne Lamott found herself, at age 31, a self-loathing drug and alcohol addict, it was the idea of “radical self-love,” as expressed by Henri Nouwen and writers like him, that allowed her to turn a corner on her life, the 62-year-old American writer told a Toronto audience last week.

Former bishop of Cariboo James Cruickshank dies

After a career that spanned more than 50 years of ordained ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada, James David Cruickshank, seventh bishop of the diocese of Cariboo, died December 30 in the presence of his family. He was 79.

Canon Robert Falby: Jurist, prolocutor, chancellor

Canon (lay) Robert L. Falby, QC, chair of the Anglican Church of Canada’s Commission on the Marriage Canon and former prolocutor of General Synod, died June 8 in Toronto after a long illness.

Walking with the sisters

Lynne Samways Hiltz first visited the Anglican convent of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) after she moved to Toronto from Nova Scotia when her husband, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, was elected as primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2007.

Bishop Bob Townshend mourned

Bishop Charles Robert (Bob) Townshend, retired suffragan bishop of the diocese of Huron, died on March 13 at the age of 77, after a lifetime of service in parish, diocesan and national church ministries, as well as on the boards of many educational institutions.

The Interview: “Ecumenism is hard work”

The Very Rev. Hon. Lois Wilson is an outspoken anti-poverty activist, a critic of political oppression and an advocate for the environment, and she is also a woman who has spent her career building bridges in Canada and abroad between people of various faiths and none who want to see the advent of a more just world.?

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