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Anglican entities’ financial obligations under the Residential School Settlement Agreement

To members of the Anglican Church of Canada, and ecumenical and interfaith partners: Since the article “Other churches escape residential-school settlement obligations in wake of Catholic deal” was published in the Globe and Mail on April 27, 2016, the General Synod and several dioceses and partners have been receiving questions about the reported $2.8-million return … Continued

The Penman Medical Clinic, located in Zababdeh in the West Bank, is one of the most prominent ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. As part of its annual Jerusalem Sunday celebrations, the Anglican Church of Canada collects donations to help support the clinic.

Jerusalem Sunday and the ties that bind

For the Rev. Canon Richard LeSueur, the meaning of Jerusalem Sunday was encapsulated in a letter he received from Archbishop Michael Peers, then-Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, while living in Jerusalem during the First Intifada. “We would go to bed at night and we would hear gunfire echoing off the Mount of Olives,” … Continued

The Most Rev. George Takeli, sixth Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia. Submitted photo

The Sixth Archbishop of Melanesia: The Most Reverend George Takeli

On Sunday April 17, 2016, the Most Reverend George Takeli, former bishop of the Diocese of Temotu, was installed and seated as the sixth Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) amidst more than 3,000 church members, partners and visitors gathered at the Provincial Cathedral of St. Barnabas, Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Archbishop Takeli will … Continued

Participants assemble at the 2014 Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering. Photo by Hannah Shirtliff

Joint Anglican-Lutheran youth gathering sells out

When Anglican and Lutheran youth come together for their national gathering later this summer in Charlottetown, P.E.I., they will be doing so with a sold-out crowd. The National Planning Committee for the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering recently announced that the venue had reached its maximum capacity for the 2016 event and no new … Continued

The Justice Camp Planning team works out the details of the three immersion group experiences for the upcoming international camp in Matanzas, Cuba. Submitted photo by Bill Mous

Justice Camp furthers bond between Canadian and Cuban churches

When the eighth Justice Camp begins on April 30 in Matanzas, Cuba—the first time the event has taken place outside Canada—its participants will include 25 Canadians and 25 Cubans, brought together by their common faith in Christ and a shared commitment to social justice. Justice Camp 2016 is organized by the Episcopal Church of Cuba, … Continued

The Rev. Dr. Gary Nicolosi gives a lecture in Quebec on congregational development. Submitted photo

Congregational development: ‘It’s being a missionary’

The following is part of a new monthly series on congregational development, which features reflections from Anglicans on how they are responding to the challenges and opportunities facing the church today. Looking out across the landscape of Canadian Anglican churches today, the Rev. Dr. Gary Nicolosi, rector of St. James Westminster Church in London, Ont., … Continued

A collaboration between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Find a Church website allows users to instantly find the closest Anglican or Lutheran church in their area.

Find a Church website offers handy reference for Anglicans, Lutherans

Locating an Anglican or Lutheran church anywhere in Canada is quicker and easier than ever thanks to a convenient new website. A joint venture between the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), findachurch.ca uses a simple interface to help users instantly find a church near them or in … Continued

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A message from the Archbishop Fred Hiltz

Earlier this week in Pikangikum, nine people, all members of one family, died in a house fire. It is impossible to know all the things that make up this tragedy, but we know that it took place in cramped and inadequate housing that is particularly vulnerable to fire, we know that fire suppression services in Indigenous communities are often inadequate, lacking the resources they need to carry out their life-saving work. We know that 90% of the homes do not have running water.

Bishop Larry Robertson and his wife Sheila—seen here in 2010 at his installation as bishop of the diocese of Yukon —will soon be moving to a parish within the diocese where the bishop will double as parish priest. Submitted photo

Yukon bishop to take on dual role as parish priest

Complementing the mitre he wears as bishop of the Anglican diocese of Yukon, Bishop Larry Robertson is about to try on an old hat again—that of parish priest. In an experiment designed to make the most of diocesan resources, Bishop Robertson and his wife plan to move this summer into a parish—one yet to be … Continued

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The Way of The Cross: Holy Week, 2016

The liturgy for Palm Sunday invites us to follow our Lord this week “from the glory of the palms to the glory of the resurrection by way of the dark road of suffering and death”. In making that journey, we pray “united with Him in his suffering on the cross, may we share his resurrection … Continued

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Let our “yes” be yes

What follows is a statement from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action # 48 on behalf to the Anglican Church of Canada. The response was presented at Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, Six Nations of the Grand River on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Let our “yes” be yes … Continued