Money represented in the form of various national currencies. Photo by Sérgio Valle Duarte (own work) [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Theology of Money resource tackles economic ‘idolatry’

The Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 brought economic inequality and its attendant social ills to the forefront of public conversation, marked by its language of the ‘99 per cent’ and the wealthiest one per cent. Five years later, the questions raised by the movement continue to resonate. Within the Anglican Church of Canada, the … Continued

The University of British Columbia is partnering with the Anglican Diocese of Kootenay to offer a course on issues facing Indigenous people in relation to health care. The course is available to students at the university's Okanagan campus, pictured above. Submitted photo

Diocese of Kootenay funds education on Aboriginal health-care barriers

Unique challenges face many Indigenous people seeking access to health-care services in Canada. Systemic racism and other forms of discrimination form a poisonous cocktail that creates barriers to treatment including a disregard of Indigenous voices and lived experiences. This can impact the quality of care and discourage many Aboriginal people from pursuing care at all. … Continued


Pray for Aleppo

“I am praying, in fact I am screaming at God to send his holy angels to protect the city. I rail at Him to please intervene”[1]. So read an urgent appeal for prayer for the people of Aleppo, which I received yesterday. How timely as the Church keeps the Feast of St. Michael and All … Continued

Members of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Edmonton attend Festival Sunday, an event co-led by all ages that takes place every five weeks and includes intergenerational telling of the Scriptures. Rector Christopher Pappas is standing at centre in the back. Submitted photo

Congregational development: On the importance of leadership

The following is part of an ongoing monthly series on congregational development, which features reflections from Anglicans on how they are responding to the challenges facing churches today. More than any other factor, the Ven. Christopher Pappas sees effective leadership as the single most vital quality of developing parishes and congregations. “We need good clergy … Continued

Participants in the Companions on the Way program are commissioned during Evensong at the convent of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto. L-R: Sarah Moesker, Hanné Becker, Christine Stoll, Amanda Avery, and Alisa Samuel, as Bishop Linda Nicholls and Sister Constance Joanna Gefvert look on. Photo by Matt Gardner

Companions on the Way begin year of monastic life with sisterhood

Five young women are blazing a new path forward as inaugural participants in the Companions on the Way program. They have officially commenced a year in residence living alongside members of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) at their convent in Toronto, Ont. On Sunday, Sept. 11, the sisters, joined by Bishop Linda … Continued

Participants attend the Deepening Understanding of Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) program at the Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beausejour, Manitoba. The five-day program will take place in multiple locations across Canada in 2016 and 2017. Submitted photo

Intercultural ministry program expands to new locations

As British Columbia and Quebec join the growing list of locations hosting the Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) program, Anglicans across Canada are invited to broaden their horizons and perspectives of ministry. Organized by the Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries (CCFGM), DUIM is a five-day ecumenical gathering that offers clergy and lay leaders … Continued

The Rev. Annie Ittoshat currently serves as Aboriginal community minister for the Diocese of Montreal. Submitted photo by Janet Best

Anglican Church of Canada Resolution Corporation return bolsters Inuit ministry in Montreal

In February 2015, the Anglican Diocese of Montreal hired a diocesan-sponsored clergyperson to focus exclusively on Indigenous ministries. Originally from the northern Quebec community of Kuujjuarapik in the Diocese of the Arctic, the Rev. Annie Ittoshat brings a strong cultural and professional background to her position as Aboriginal Community Minister. Her newly-created position offers a … Continued

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Season of Creation raises ecological awareness through prayer

As summer turns to autumn, Christians worldwide will unite in prayer and commit to the ministry of healing the earth during the Season of Creation, an annual initiative spearheaded by global Anglican, Roman Catholic, ecumenical, and interfaith organizations. The Season of Creation runs from Sept. 1—proclaimed as the World Day of Prayer for the Care … Continued

The Dakota Access Pipeline is currently under construction near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. The finished pipeline will cross under the Missouri River and carry up to 450,000 barrels per day of crude oil. Photo by Lars Plougmann [CC BY-SA 2.0 (] via Flickr

Stand with Standing Rock—A Call for Prayer from the Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

Water is sacred and one of the four primal elements that sustain life on Mother Earth. We have not respected water and consequently many lakes, streams, rivers and creeks are polluted. It is an element on the verge of scarcity. We must protect water. There is a pipeline approved for construction in the United States … Continued

With the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, participants at the first Sacred Earth Camp paddle a traditional canoe on the Salish Sea opposite an oil tanker. Submitted photo by Laurel Dykstra

New Westminster Sacred Earth Camp highlights Indigenous land justice

A group of budding young environmental leaders immersed themselves in the eco-justice issues of the lower Fraser Watershed from July 31 to August 13, publicly expressing their opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion project as the first Sacred Earth Camp unfolded in the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster. Taking place at A Rocha’s … Continued

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan Johnson presides over the opening service of the 2016 National Worship Conference, attended by members of the ELCIC and the Anglican Church of Canada. Submitted photo by André Lavergne

National Worship Conference ties liturgy to God’s mission

One of the gifts of the full communion relationship between the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) is the opportunity to share in each other’s liturgies. The relationship between worship and ministry was a major focus of the 2016 National Worship Conference (NWC), which took place from July … Continued

Bishop Melissa Skelton (front, third from right) attends a stewardship conference with participants from East Vancouver. Submitted photo courtesy of the Diocese of New Westminster Communications Office

Congregational development: On the rediscovery of Anglican identity

The following is part of an ongoing monthly series on congregational development, which features reflections from Anglicans on how they are responding to the challenges facing churches today. Decades of building congregations in the Anglican Church of Canada and The Episcopal Church (in the United States) have left Bishop Melissa Skelton with some expansive views … Continued


“Forbearing one another in love”

In light of decisions made at General Synod 2016 concerning the solemnizing of same-sex marriage, I pray our Church can and will take to heart Paul’s plea with the Christians living in Ephesus, “I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, … Continued