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Justice Camp: Land begins in Edmonton

Justice Camp: Land meets in Edmonton from August 15 to 21, 2014, and brings together an intergenerational cohort from across the country for up close encounters with social justice issues. Participants will enjoy seven immersion experiences on topics ranging from the relationship between faith and the oil/tar sands, urban responses to systemic poverty, and interreligious more »

Servants by the Sea: Deacons to gather in Halifax

The Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada will gather in Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 14 to 17 for a time of fellowship and community building.  Throughout “Servants by the Sea,” deacons from across the Canadian church will enjoy workshops suited to diaconal ministries, including ones on advocating for the unemployed, outreach in the 21st more »

Anglican, Lutheran youth gear up for CLAY 2014

Excitement is high for the upcoming gathering of hundreds of Canadian Lutheran and Anglican youth at CLAY 2014. From August 14 to 17, upwards of 600 of the most passionate and talented 14- to 19-year-olds from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada, will convene in Kamloops, BC. CLAY is more »

Vianney (Sam) Carriere, 1947–2014

General Synod Communications and the Anglican Journal, the church’s editorially independent newspaper, have entered into a partnership to distribute stories of national significance. This story is shared through this arrangement. This story was originally published on the Anglican Journal website on August 11, 2014. Sam Carriere, the Anglican Church of Canada’s director of communications and information resources, more »

Living Partnerships, Living Peace: Padi Rex visits Canada

For Rev. Rex Reyes, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines—or simply Padi Rex, as he is better known—partnership characterizes all that he is and all that he does. It is his celebration of peace and justice, which takes on myriad forms. From filming food security messages with Archbishop Fred Hiltz, more »

Primate joins Canadian faith leaders in condemning religious persecution in Iraq

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate, has signed onto a Canadian faith leaders’ statement condemning what is happening to religious minorities in the city of Mosul in Iraq, and in particular, the persecution of those who are Christian. A dozen leaders from a number of  religious traditions have joined their voices to condemn threats directed to members more »

Finding Hilda’s Grave: A residential school survivor’s search for a lost sister

In March 2014, 81-year-old Inez Dieter journeyed to Edmonton for the final national gathering of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). She had been to a number of regional and national events, but knew that this one would be different. This was a last chance to visit with the community that forms around these events, more »

Youth ministry undergoes colourful, online transformation in Moosonee

The 22 parishes of the Diocese of Moosonee are spread out across 560,000 square kilometers in northern Ontario and Quebec. This expanse—second only to the Diocese of the Arctic in area—presents unique challenges for growing and strengthening youth ministry. With support from Anglicans across Canada through Gifts for Mission, combined with the hard work and more »

Anglican-Lutheran National Worship Conference begins

From July 18 to 23, Edmonton will host more than 200 Anglicans and Lutherans passionate about worship for a time of fellowship and learning at the National Worship Conference and related events. A pre-conference symposium with David Cherwien, an internationally acclaimed organist, conductor, and composer, will give participants the opportunity for personalized feedback and features more »

Violence in the Middle East: Primate calls for peace, prayers

A message from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate, to the church regarding recent escalations of violence in the Middle East. ‘Violence shall no more be heard in your land’ With a deep sadness the world has watched the recent escalations of violence in the Middle East. The Rev. Dr. Olav Fyske Tveit, General Secretary of the more »