Praying for an end to racial violence

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the very real threat of more activities on the part of white supremacy movements have been a painful reminder that racialized violence is a sad reality of our time, not only in the United States, but in our own country too. The escalation of racial tension and turmoil leaves … Continued

A prayer for Barcelona

Today the world has witnessed yet another terrorist attack on innocent people. This time it was a van crashing through hundreds of people along the beautiful Las Ramblas Boulevard in Barcelona, Spain. Breaking news reported at least thirteen fatalities and more than eighty injured. As we remember the dead, we pray for those who grieve … Continued

Diocese of Fredericton donates $80,000 return to Anglican Healing Fund

Giving back to support community healing projects addressing the intergenerational impact of residential schools, the Diocese of Fredericton has donated its return from the Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation to the Anglican Healing Fund. Bishop David Edwards sent a letter in July to Archbishop and Primate Fred Hiltz enclosed with a cheque for $80,013.27, … Continued

Deacons’ conference shines light on marginalized communities

The Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada (AADC) held their triennial conference from July 27-30 in Victoria, B.C. Two overarching themes dominated the conference. The first was the plight of marginalized peoples in communities and their struggles with poverty, homelessness, addiction, mental health, and food security. The second theme, reconciliation, included some overlap with the … Continued

Human trafficking discernment group seeks input from Anglicans

The June 2017 meeting of the Council of General Synod saw council members officially endorse Resolution 15.10, the resolution against human trafficking passed in 2012 by the Anglican Consultative Council. Shortly thereafter, the Anglican Church of Canada established a new human trafficking web hub, collecting information and resources to raise awareness of the issue within … Continued

Ecumenical spirit permeates ELCIC National Convention as Anglicans and Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation

Ecumenical partnerships were a major focus at the 16th Biennial Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), as Anglicans joined their Lutheran full communion partners in commemorating 500 years since the onset of the Protestant Reformation. Members of the Anglican Church of Canada who attended the National Convention, which took place in Winnipeg … Continued

Onondaga language program building ‘critical mass’ of new speakers

An estimated 26,000 people are members of the Six Nations of the Grand River, with approximately 14,000 living on reserve. The Onondaga are one of six Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) nations that make up the Ontario community, the largest First Nations reserve in Canada. However, the demographic prominence of the Onondaga in Six Nations is not reflected … Continued

General Synod appoints youth animator

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has appointed Sheilagh McGlynn as its youth animator, signifying a new stage in the church’s ongoing commitment to youth and young adult ministry. McGlynn is currently the justgeneration.ca facilitator for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, and has a long history in youth ministry. She … Continued