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Symposium draws lessons on mission and discipleship

International members of Anglican Witness’s core group joined Canadian clergy on Monday, June 22, for an all-day symposium at St. Paul’s Bloor Street Church in the diocese of Toronto. Offering lessons on mission and discipleship, the event drew upon the experiences of speakers from across the worldwide Anglican Communion. Bishop Patrick Yu, area bishop for more »

Post-22 Days learning and action opportunities for Anglicans

Following reflections by leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada, plans are underway to begin addressing the 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Yet there is no shortage of immediate opportunities for church members to learn more and take action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples. In responding to the TRC recommendations, the more »

22 Days Later: Reflections and future plans

The end of the #22Days project saw members of the Anglican Church of Canada reflecting on their experience while pondering how the church could maintain its commitment to justice for Indigenous people going forward. For more than three weeks, Anglicans from coast to coast listened to the sacred stories of residential schools survivors, prayed for more »

#22Days Highlights: Week 3

As bells rang out across the country during the final week of the #22Days campaign, Anglicans looked to the future with an understanding that the journey towards healing and reconciliation has just begun. Throughout the week, the ringing of church bells continued to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women, drawing attention from politicians, more »

#22Days Highlights: Week 2

Linking the historic injustice of residential schools to the present-day crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, the second week of the #22Days project saw Anglican calls for solidarity with Indigenous people continue to grow in strength. In churches across the land, the ringing of bells for each of the 1,122 Indigenous women reported missing more »

Church leaders call for review of Columbia River Treaty

We write to you to add our voices to those who are calling for a review of the Columbia River Treaty in order to respect the rights, dignity and traditions of the Columbia Basin tribes and First Nations by including them in the implementation and management of the Treaty, and to include the healthy functioning of the ecosystem as an equal purpose of the Treaty.

New Montreal bishop brings wealth of experience

The Anglican Diocese of Montreal has elected the Very Rev. Mary Irwin-Gibson as its new bishop. Currently the dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Kingston, Ont., Irwin-Gibson will be the first female bishop in the 165-year history of the diocese. She was elected in the fourth ballot at the June 6 diocesan synod, beating out more »

Canon Robert Falby: Jurist, prolocutor, chancellor

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 June 9, 2015. Canon (lay) Robert L. Falby, QC, chair of the Anglican Church of more »

#22Days Highlights: Week 1

In its first several days, the #22Days project—supported by the Anglican Church of Canada and spearheaded by deans and bishops in the church—saw an outpouring of grassroots participation and commitment to further the work of healing and reconciliation. Daily videos (called sacred stories) and prayers were first published on the 22Days website starting on May more »

Ceremonial Day and Closing: ‘This ending is just the beginning’

Remembering the past while offering hope for the future, the final day of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) closing ceremonies on Wednesday, June 3 made it clear that the journey towards reconciliation in Canada has just begun. The ceremonial end of the four-day TRC national event took place in the Governor General’s residence at more »