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Anglicans push for gender equality at UN commission

Highlighting the global struggle for gender equality, Canadian Anglicans joined counterparts from across the worldwide Anglican Communion at the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) from March 9–20. A group of eight Canadian Anglicans comprised of six women and two men, including one bishop, travelled to New York more »

Prayers for peace in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and beyond

This Lenten season, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites its member churches to pray on Sunday 29 March for those affected by wars in the Middle East, especially in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt. The season of prayer is meant to revive hope from hopelessness, taking into account the vulnerability of minority communities and more »

“I Sit in Silence”

In early February I attended a book launch marking the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine.  A simple Liturgy of the Word was followed by an opportunity to meet the author and chat with the sisters about their past and their future as a community of religious. “In the more »

Diocese of Montreal launches new continuing education program

Expanding its efforts to create a culture of lifelong learning, the Diocese of Montreal has embarked upon a new three-year continuing education program. The program, which began Jan. 1, 2015 and runs until Dec. 31, 2017, asks clergy to complete 60 hours of continuing education over a three-year period, as required by Bishop Barry Clarke more »

Registration open for Christian Zionism conference

Canadian Anglicans are invited to join members of other traditions at an upcoming conference that will explore a belief many see as one of the biggest obstacles to peace in Israel and Palestine. Presented by the Canadian Friends of Sabeel, Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice is set more »

General Synod Planning Committee sets the stage

The triennial meeting of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada requires tremendous planning and organization—a herculean task in which the General Synod Planning Committee (GSPC) carries a great deal of the responsibility. On Tuesday, March 10, GSPC members gathered at Church House to discuss details of the next General Synod, set to more »

Young Christians invited to spend a year at Lambeth Palace

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 March 2, 2015. A new community will be taking root at Lambeth Palace in September, and more »

Anglicans prepare for TRC closing ceremonies

Marking a new stage in the healing journey of residential school survivors, the Anglican Church of Canada will have a major presence at the upcoming closing ceremonies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Since the establishment of the TRC in 2008, General Synod leaders have attended seven TRC national events at which survivors described more »

Liturgy Task Force on track for 2016

With substantial progress made in the revision of contemporary language liturgical texts used by the Anglican Church of Canada, the Liturgy Task Force expects to have a wealth of new material ready for General Synod 2016. Among the resources it hopes to present are a series of inclusive-language psalms, a full set of morning and more »

Grant bolsters partnership between Canterbury and Huron colleges

Modernizing its infrastructure through a recent grant, Canterbury College in Windsor is moving to solidify an ongoing academic partnership with Huron University College. In November, the Anglican Foundation of Canada approved a $6,000 grant for Canterbury’s partnership with Huron, an affiliated college at the University of Western Ontario. The grant will help enable theology courses more »