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#22Days project promotes healing and reconciliation

The Anglican Church of Canada will mark the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and its work to address the tragic legacy of Indian residential schools with a project reflecting one of the event’s key themes—that this ending is just the beginning. The church is calling for 22 days of prayer and more »

Vital and Healthy Parishes consultation builds on gains in second year

Ongoing efforts to enhance congregational vitality received a fresh boost this spring when Anglicans and Lutherans met in Niagara Falls, Ont., for the second annual Vital and Healthy Parishes consultation. The three-day meeting, which took place from May 11 to 13 at the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, built on the previous year’s consultation and saw more »

Applications invited for regional gatherings

Kamloops (BC)—Generous funding from the Diocese of Toronto provides for Regional gatherings where travel costs are high and local funds fall short. Through this gift to the Council of the North and Indigenous Ministries, Council of the North Members as well as more southern communities where there is a considerable Indigenous presence will be able more »

Subsidized Green Building Audits available for parishes

Creation Matters, the environmental working group of the Anglican Church of Canada, has partnered with Greening Sacred Spaces to offer a program subsidizing “green building audits” for parishes. Faith and the Common Good—The Green Building Audit aims to reduce the impact of parishes on the natural environment by helping them find easy, cost-effective ways to make more »

Bishop of Indigenous spiritual ministry receives honorary doctorate

The Rt. Rev. Lydia Mamakwa, Bishop of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh, has received an honorary doctoral degree from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Bishop Mamakwa accepted the degree—Doctor of Divinity—on Monday, May 11 at the college’s annual convocation ceremony, where she addressed more than 35 graduates from the Class of 2015 more »

General Synod appoints new Director of Communication

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Meghan Kilty as Director of Communication.

Bible translation workshop focuses on First Nations languages

For five days in April, First Nations translators gathered together in Guelph, Ont., for a workshop on developing the knowledge and skills to translate the Bible into their native languages. Conducted by Wycliffe Bible Translators in partnership with the Canadian Bible Society and the Anglican Church of Canada, the Mother Tongue Translator Workshop brought together more »

Anglicans, Lutherans to meet for Joint Assembly in 2019

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada will meet together for a second time in a Joint Assembly in 2019. The churches’ two governing bodies, the Council of General Synod (Anglican) and the National Church Council (Lutheran) have each passed a resolution in support of this joint assembly as each of more »

Highlights from the Council of General Synod: May 3, 2015

View or download a PDF version of Highlights from the Council of General Synod: May 3, 2015. Following breakfast, council members gathered at 8:45 a.m. at the Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre in Mississauga. Ms. Jane Osler began Sunday’s session by reading the Orders of the Day. General Secretary Michael Thompson reported that most council more »

Highlights from the Council of General Synod: May 2, 2015

View or download a PDF version of Highlights from the Council of General Synod: May 2, 2015. Following an optional Eucharist service at 7:30 a.m., council members gathered at 8:45 a.m. at the Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre in Mississauga. Bible Study Sister Elizabeth Rolfe-Thomas led Morning Prayer and facilitated a Bible study, using three more »