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Resources available for Jerusalem Sunday

With the second annual observance of Jerusalem Sunday just around the corner, a number of new liturgical resources are available online for parishes planning to join the celebration on May 17. Links to the resources can be found on a single convenient web page. The resources include information about Jerusalem Sunday, liturgical materials, prayers, sermon more »

Pollination gardens embody stewardship of creation

Doing their part to restore balance to the local ecosystem, Anglican churches throughout the Diocese of Huron have planted pollination gardens to feed area bees as part of the Garden4Bees project. The area in recent years has seen a noticeable decrease in the number of pollinating insects, a problem exacerbated by the use of insecticides. more »

Statement on the #22days campaign

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) which has addressed the sad legacy of the Indian Residential Schools will hold its final event, the closing ceremonies of its six-year tenure, in Ottawa for four days commencing on Sunday, May 31st. The daily themes are as follows: Day 1 is “We are all in this together”; Day more »

Church investors sign ecumenical letter calling for price on carbon

Leaders in the Anglican Church of Canada have joined counterparts from other denominations in signing a letter that urges the Canadian government to establish a basis for pricing carbon dioxide emissions. Written on behalf of 53 religious institutional investors with combined assets of more than $2 billion, the letter is addressed to federal Finance Minister more »

Earth Day statement by the Primate and Bishop Johnson

EARTH DAY 2015 Statement by Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Anglican Church of Canada, and National Bishop Susan Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Earth Day—observed annually on April 22nd—falls this year in the midst of the Festival of Easter in which we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the image of the more »

Holocaust document reaffirms fight against anti-Semitism

The re-release of a document exploring the context of the Holocaust is the latest step taken by the Anglican Church of Canada to promote Christian-Jewish dialogue and continue the struggle against anti-Semitism in all its forms. Commended in 1989 by the church’s National Executive Council—the precursor to the Council of General Synod—From Darkness to Dawn: more »

Parish invites church members on eco-ministry trip to Costa Rica

Members of the Parish of Glengarry in the Diocese of Ottawa are set to embark on a journey to Costa Rica in February 2016 to learn about ecological ministry—and spots are still available for any Anglicans across Canada who wish to join them. Clergy and parishioners—in an effort to advance the commitment to eco-justice and more »

Boy in need gets new ride from Anglican Foundation

A boy in St. John’s, Nfld., is the owner of a new manual wheelchair, thanks to the Anglican Foundation of Canada and its Kids Helping Kids Fund. Ten-year-old James Renouf received his gift following a request to the Foundation by Rhonda Noseworthy, a social worker at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. more »

“Tis The Spring of Souls Today”

In those first sights, sounds, and scents of Spring – the buds, the birds, and even the mud, I take great delight. Glad to “spring ahead” for a few more hours of sunlight each day, I look forward to cleaning up the yard, turning over the garden and this year’s planting. “All nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres”.

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 »