The aftermath of a recent fire is seen near the community of Montreal Lake in northern Saskatchewan. Submitted photo by Adam Halkett

Challenges remain as wildfires subside

The wildfires across Western Canada devastated huge swathes of forest and drove thousands of people from their homes. But as a result, residents from diverse backgrounds united to meet the challenge. While fires are still burning, the immediate crisis is over and evacuees are now returning to their homes. Saskatchewan Anglican Bishop Michael Hawkins said … Continued

Bishop Gordon Light, retired bishop of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior, plays guitar and sings along with members of the Khoros vocal group as lyrics from the song are displayed at the bottom in a screenshot from the 'Sing Hallelujah!' video hymnal.

Video hymnal a boon for small congregations

A new ecumenical resource is offering an alternative way for small groups and congregations to lead worshippers in the singing of hymns and spiritual songs. Sing Hallelujah! is a video hymnal comprised of a five-volume DVD set. In each video, musicians perform well-known traditional and contemporary hymns while lyrics scroll in large letters along the bottom … Continued

Archivist Nancy Mallett points to a copy of the official apology given by then-Primate Michael Peers on behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada for its role in the Indian residential school system—one of the items on display over the summer at St. James Cathedral in Toronto. Photo by Matt Gardner

Toronto cathedral hosts Truth and Reconciliation exhibit

A special exhibit on the legacy of Indian residential schools is open to the public daily throughout July and August at St. James Cathedral in Toronto. The display includes a range of artifacts related to the residential schools and the history of missionaries to Indigenous communities throughout Canada. Many of the items are from the … Continued

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New mobile-friendly Anglican Church website launches

The Anglican Church of Canada has officially unveiled its new website, providing a mobile-friendly format that makes it easier to find resources. The revamped Anglican.ca, which follows months of active development, builds on the successes of the former church website while taking into account changing trends—specifically, the increasing number of users who access the website … Continued

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2014 annual report now available

The Anglican Church of Canada’s annual report for 2014 is now available online and can be viewed at http://ww2.anglican.ca/annualreport. Produced by Resources for Mission in consultation with the Communications and Information Resources department, the report offers donors and church members valuable information on the activity of General Synod ministries from January to December 2014. Financial … Continued

Bishop Michael Oulton (right) with Christian Cultural Association of South Asians Chair and Chief Executive Officer Samuel Laldin. Submitted photo by Mark Hauser

Ontario diocese aids bursary fund for Pakistani orphans

The Kingston-based Anglican Diocese of Ontario has lent its support to a fund set up by the Kingston branch of the Christian Cultural Association of South Asians (CCASA). The fund will provide bursaries for children orphaned by the 2013 church bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan. The twin suicide bomb attack took place as worshippers left a … Continued

The Rev. Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), and Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, appear together at the ELCIC’s 15th National Convention on July 9.

Primate speaks at Lutheran national convention

The Anglican Church of Canada has maintained a full communion partnership since 2001 with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC). Anglican representatives including Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, were in attendance at the ELCIC’s national convention in Edmonton, Alta. from July 9-12. The following article was originally published on the ELCIC website … Continued

Residents of Birch Hills and Muskoday, including many Anglicans, serve up food at a fundraising concert for northern Saskatchewan residents evacuated due to wildfires. Submitted photo

Anglicans on front lines of Saskatchewan wildfire response

Forest fires burning across northern Saskatchewan have resulted in the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes. With Anglicans making up a large percentage of evacuees, church members are providing strong support to local relief efforts while praying for those affected. More than 12,000 people have been evacuated to homes, hotels and makeshift shelters … Continued

Participants in the June 22 Toronto symposium on mission and discipleship sing a hymn during opening prayers.

Symposium draws lessons on mission and discipleship

International members of Anglican Witness’s core group joined Canadian clergy on Monday, June 22, for an all-day symposium at St. Paul’s Bloor Street Church in the diocese of Toronto. Offering lessons on mission and discipleship, the event drew upon the experiences of speakers from across the worldwide Anglican Communion. Bishop Patrick Yu, area bishop for … Continued

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Post-22 Days learning and action opportunities for Anglicans

Following reflections by leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada, plans are underway to begin addressing the 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Yet there is no shortage of immediate opportunities for church members to learn more and take action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples. In responding to the TRC recommendations, the … Continued

The Rev. Jessica Schaap (right), priest at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Vancouver, B.C., rings bells with a passer-by to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women as part of the #22Days project. Submitted photo

22 Days Later: Reflections and future plans

The end of the #22Days project saw members of the Anglican Church of Canada reflecting on their experience while pondering how the church could maintain its commitment to justice for Indigenous people going forward. For more than three weeks, Anglicans from coast to coast listened to the sacred stories of residential schools survivors, prayed for … Continued

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#22Days Highlights: Week 3

As bells rang out across the country during the final week of the#22Days campaign, Anglicans looked to the future with an understanding that the journey towards healing and reconciliation has just begun. Throughout the week, the ringing of church bells continued to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women, drawing attention from politicians, the … Continued

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Applications invited for regional gatherings

Kamloops (BC)—Generous funding from the Diocese of Toronto provides for Regional gatherings where travel costs are high and local funds fall short. Through this gift to the Council of the North and Indigenous Ministries, Council of the North Members as well as more southern communities where there is a considerable Indigenous presence will be able … Continued