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Our Solemn Promise

“Our Solemn Promise”; Lutherans, Anglicans called to public reciting of the promise to “never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women”. November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is followed by the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which ends on 10 December, United Nations more »

Ministry training that flows in the Nass River valley

The immediate goal of this training and education initiative is to build up the community of lay readers in the diocese. This foundational training can be put to service in support of parish ministry right away or it might also serve as a good basis if any participant feels called to seminary study and ordination to the Holy Orders.

Anglican-Catholic dialogues discuss marriage, physician-assisted suicide

Representatives of Canada’s Anglican and Catholic churches recently met for five days of diverse discussions characterized by candour and charity. The joint and separate meetings of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada and the Anglican-Roman Catholic Bishops’ Dialogue of Canada took place November 8-12, 2014 at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. more »

Foundation gives kids a lift

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 November 12, 2014. The Anglican Foundation has formed a new partnership with Hope Air to help children more »


The following is a statement from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. No matter where we are this Remembrance Day, whether a local cenotaph, a neighbourhood church, our home or workplace, we shall all in some way be drawn to Canada’s National War Memorial. The observances there will be especially poignant more »

Anglicans, Lutherans called to lift up National Housing Day: November 22

On November 22, Lutherans and Anglicans are called to lift up National Housing Day 2014, learn more about the issues contributing to poverty, homelessness and substandard housing, and advocate for changes. Inadequate housing and homelessness impacts a growing number of Canadians. An estimated 400,000 people are without access to a healthy place to live. These more »

General Synod offices closed for Remembrance Day

The offices of The Anglican Church of Canada along with the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund and the Anglican Foundation will be closed on Remembrance Day, November 11. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada sent the following message to staff at Church House yesterday. “In light of all that is more »

Anglican and Lutheran leaders offer Advent resource

Seeds, song, patience, justice—these are some of the images invoked in a series of Advent reflections offered by the leaders of the four Anglican and Lutheran churches in full communion in Canada and the United States: Archbishop Fred Hiltz (Anglican Church of Canada), National Bishop Susan Johnson (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada), Presiding Bishop Katharine more »

African Primates meet bishops of The Episcopal Church in search of transformation through friendship

A meeting of five African Primates with bishops of The Episcopal Church took place at the General Theological Seminary in New York, from the 8th to the 10th of October, 2014. It was convened by the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jeffert-Schori. The meeting, described as groundbreaking, is the first in over a decade where a group of African Primates have met with leaders of The Episcopal Church to discuss matters of mutual interest in doing God’s mission.

A call to prayer amidst violence

I ask your prayers for these men, for their loved ones stricken with grief, and for the Canadian Armed Forces chaplains who are ministering to them.