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A Call to Prayer Amidst Violence

I ask your prayers for these men, for their loved ones stricken with grief, and for the Canadian Armed Forces chaplains who are ministering to them.

Ginny’s Journey

“I am doing this because it might help others going through what I am going through.” This is what the Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor replied when asked why she agreed to be filmed weekly as she recovers from a life-threatening illness. Hospitalized since mid-July, Ginny expects to recover fully, but it is a long slow more »

Home-grown ministers for home-grown ministries

The Kootenay School of Ministry (KSM) is a theological training ground like no other. It has no walls, no permanent facilities, migrates around the largely rural Diocese of Kootenay, and enjoys a rotating roster of faculty drawn from across the Canadian church. Eight years ago this school-without-a-school was just a vision emerging from the diocese’s changing ministry needs. Today it is flourishing and a wellspring of hope.

A Call to Prayer

Once again we are at a moment in history when the world God loves is on high alert. The terrorist movement known as ISIS continues its aggressive campaigns to conquer Iraq, Syria and other nations. The world has witnessed horrific crimes against humanity and in the considered opinion of global leaders ISIS poses a very more »

Wrong Number, Right Message

She prayed about it and then settled on who she’d like to invite for the inaugural Back to Church Sunday. When the spirited inviter phoned the person she had in mind, she—accidentally and providentially—dialed the wrong number.

Stronger Together: Diocesan youth ministry practitioners convene in Winnipeg

On September 30 and October 1, youth ministry practitioners will convene at St. Benedict’s retreat centre outside Winnipeg for their fourth consecutive annual gathering. At ‘Stronger Together’ those who are instrumental in supporting youth ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada come together to enjoy a rare opportunity more »

Religious, Indigenous leaders urge Harper, Obama to modernize Columbia River Treaty

The following is a press release detailing a letter from 14 religious and 7 Indigenous leaders calling on American President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to begin work toward modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. The treaty addresses the governing of water resources to promote economic growth, wealth, and happiness for the citizens more »

2014 Gifts for Mission now available

The 2014 Gifts for Mission gift guide is now available online and in print. The full colour guide and companion website make it easy to give from the heart this holiday season. With more than 40 meaningful options, Gifts for Mission lets you give gifts that answers God’s call to mission and make a difference more »

Anglican, Lutheran Leaders offer a Pastoral Message on Climate Change

A Pastoral Message on Climate Change from the heads of Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America , and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada published on September 19, 2014.  Please click here for a PDF version of this message.  We are united as Christian leaders in our concern for the well-being of our more »

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

For more than one hundred years, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been celebrated from January 18 to 25. This eight-day period marks a special time for Christians from different denominations and traditions to come together in prayer, reflection, and fellowship for the sake of unity in the midst of diversity.