Young Indigenous Anglicans perform a song at the 2015 Sacred Circle. Photo by Matt Gardner

Gifts for Mission: Support the Sacred Circle

The origins of what became known as the Anglican Indigenous Sacred Circle go back to 1988, when Indigenous Anglicans from across Canada came together for the first time in what was then called Native Convocation. At that time, former Indigenous Ministries Coordinator Donna Bomberry—who continues to serve today as a member of the Sacred Circle … Continued

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Canadian churches mark 40 years of recognizing one baptism

In 1975, five major Christian churches in Canada reached an agreement recognizing the validity of each other’s baptisms. Forty years later, the mutual recognition of baptism by the Presbyterian, Lutheran, United, Roman Catholic and Anglican (PLURA) churches stands as a historic milestone in the ongoing ecumenical movement. A news release from the Canadian Conference of … Continued

The Matanzas Retreat Centre will be the primary location (when not out on immersion experiences) of the upcoming International Justice Camp in Cuba, which runs from May 1-6, 2016. Submitted photo by Bill Mous

Applications open for Justice Camp 2016 in Cuba

An ongoing grassroots project to develop effective social justice leaders, the eighth Justice Camp organized by the Anglican Church of Canada will take on an international dimension next year as the event is held outside of Canada for the very first time. Justice Camp 2016 will take place in Matanzas, Cuba and runs from Sunday, … Continued

Ana Daborah (right) and other refugees, along with a staff member from the National Council of Churches of Kenya—which helps fund the peanut butter project with PWRDF—show some of the supplies for their peanut butter business in the Kakuma refugee camp.  Submitted photo by Jeannethe Lara

Gifts for Mission: Nutrition and income for refugees

Refugees at the Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya who have escaped armed conflict or persecution face a hardscrabble existence adapting to their new surroundings. But for one group of refugees primarily comprised of women and young girls, a welcome source of income and nourishment has come in the unlikely form of peanut butter. An … Continued


A Statement from the House of Bishops

A Statement from the House of Bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada Concerning the Calls to Action from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18) As bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada … Continued

Gaudencao Polistico runs the FARDEC rice mill, separating the rice kernels from the bran that is used as fertilizer or animal feed. Submitted photo by Simon Chambers

Gifts for Mission: Fund a rice mill in the Philippines

Before the rice mill was built in Trinidad town, located in the Bohol province of the Philippines, the closest mill was seven kilometres away. To get their rice to the mill, farmers would have to make the journey on foot, carrying a 40-kilogram bag of rice themselves, or by hiring a motorcycle if they could … Continued

Students at Buckingham Elementary School in Buckingham, Quebec participate in an assembly marking the launch of the Daily Bread Project. Submitted photo by the Anglican diocese of Ottawa

Daily bread: Why eliminating child poverty is an election issue

Faced with the growing problem of child poverty in the Anglican diocese of Ottawa, Bishop John Chapman in his 2009 Charge to Synod expressed the desire for a strong diocesan response. A major result of that initiative was the launch of the Daily Bread Project in 2011. Targeting three sites in west Quebec identified by … Continued

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Healing broken relationships: How restorative justice is an election issue

When a serious crime is committed, both perpetrator and the victim are profoundly impacted, albeit differently . Though the criminal justice system in Canada often revolves around punishment of the perpetrator, an increasingly prevalent school of thought puts reconciliation and understanding at the centre of the search for justice to address the impact of the … Continued