Alongside the legacy of cultural genocide against the Indigenous peoples of Canada, embodied in the residential school system, is the tragic history of what some scholars consider to be a case of full-fledged genocide. The Beothuk, the Indigenous people of Newfoundland, were declared extinct in 1829 following the death of their last known living member, … Continued
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The 41st meeting of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, set to take place from July 7-12, 2016 in Richmond Hill, Ont., will bring together hundreds of delegates and spectators from across the country to discuss a range of issues and business affecting the church national. For seasoned veterans and newcomers alike, … Continued
A Reflection on the Meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion in Canterbury, England, January 11-15, 2016
“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27) Throughout the meeting of the Primates last week, I thought much about St. Paul’s teaching about the Church being the Body of Christ in the world. It is the image at the very heart of Anglican ecclesiology. It informs the … Continued
Having met this week in Canterbury, England, the Primates of the Anglican Communion committed–even in the face of deep differences of theological conviction concerning same sex marriage–to walk together and not apart.
Helping families in need is the driving force behind Habitat for Humanity, an international non-profit that provides affordable housing for low-income families. For any Habitat affiliate, however, a major challenge always remains: securing land. Such is the case for Habitat for Humanity Greater Kingston and Frontenac. In the city of Kingston, Ont., a lack of … Continued
“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) With so many others across our beloved Church, I am giving thanks for the life and labours of Jim Cruickshank, who died in his 80th year on December 30, 2015. Jim had an amazing life and an … Continued
A Call for Prayer by Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, for the Meeting of the Primates and Moderators of the Churches of The Anglican Communion
Sermon from Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Ontario by Archbishop Fred J. Hiltz, Primate
The second instalment, following the first, on the Primates’ meetings then and now. The last four Primates Meetings, which took place every two years between 2005 and 2011, saw major discussions break out revolving around issues of human sexuality, particularly concerning the blessing of same-sex unions. Striving for unity amidst open differences, the differing views … Continued
Electricity is one of the cornerstones of development—a key part of the infrastructure that enables poverty reduction and the provision of vital services such as health care. In many rural areas of Tanzania, conventional sources of electricity delivered through the national grid are prohibitively expensive and will not be available for years or decades to … Continued
One of my happiest childhood memories of Christmas is the visiting that happened. Every night between Christmas and New Year’s Day, one part of my family would welcome all the rest of us around their Christmas tree and their kitchen table – a table laden with all the festive food and drink of the season.
With the latest Primates Meeting set to take place in Canterbury from January 11-16, Primates from across the worldwide Anglican Communion will soon be making their way to England to address some of the most pressing concerns for Anglicans around the globe. Each of the 38 provinces that make up the Anglican Communion is autonomous, … Continued
The chaplains of the Anglican Military Ordinariate play a vital role in supporting members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Posted to military bases and deploying with soldiers, sailors and air crew around the world, their work as pastors in a multifaith environment provides care and guidance to military members and their families on a … Continued
A new Keeping Anglicans Talking (KAT) video series is starting to roll out online. Bringing together a range of diverse voices from the Anglican Church of Canada, the latest round of KAT Talks presents two topics: “Choosing Christ” and “What Could We Be?”. Filmed in Vancouver and Halifax by Anglican Video and made possible through grants … Continued
Annual joint Christmas message from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson.