Religious, Indigenous leaders urge Harper, Obama to modernize Columbia River Treaty

The following is a press release detailing a letter from 14 religious and 7 Indigenous leaders calling on American President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to begin work toward modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. The treaty addresses the governing of water resources to promote economic growth, wealth, and happiness for the citizens … Continued

2014 Gifts for Mission now available

The 2014 Gifts for Mission gift guide is now available online and in print. The full colour guide and companion website make it easy to give from the heart this holiday season. With more than 40 meaningful options, Gifts for Mission lets you give gifts that answers God’s call to mission and make a difference … Continued

Anglican, Lutheran leaders offer a pastoral message on climate change

A Pastoral Message on Climate Change from the heads of Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America , and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada published on September 19, 2014.  Please click here for a PDF version of this message.  We are united as Christian leaders in our concern for the well-being of our … Continued

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

For more than one hundred years, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been celebrated from January 18 to 25. This eight-day period marks a special time for Christians from different denominations and traditions to come together in prayer, reflection, and fellowship for the sake of unity in the midst of diversity.

Ecojustice takes root in Nova Scotia and PEI

Three years at its synod gathering the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island took the pulse of those gathered to see what social justice issues were closest to their hearts. Poverty, homelessness, and education were all priority areas for these Anglicans, but it was environmental concerns that came to the fore. The diocese … Continued

Justice Camp: Land begins in Edmonton

Justice Camp: Land meets in Edmonton from August 15 to 21, 2014, and brings together an intergenerational cohort from across the country for up close encounters with social justice issues. Participants will enjoy seven immersion experiences on topics ranging from the relationship between faith and the oil/tar sands, urban responses to systemic poverty, and interreligious … Continued

Servants by the Sea: Deacons to gather in Halifax

The Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada will gather in Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 14 to 17 for a time of fellowship and community building.  Throughout “Servants by the Sea,” deacons from across the Canadian church will enjoy workshops suited to diaconal ministries, including ones on advocating for the unemployed, outreach in the 21st … Continued

Anglican, Lutheran youth gear up for CLAY 2014

Excitement is high for the upcoming gathering of hundreds of Canadian Lutheran and Anglican youth at CLAY 2014. From August 14 to 17, upwards of 600 of the most passionate and talented 14- to 19-year-olds from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada, will convene in Kamloops, BC. CLAY is … Continued

Vianney (Sam) Carriere, 1947–2014

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 August 11, 2014. Sam Carriere, the Anglican Church of Canada’s director of communications and information resources, … Continued

Anglican-Lutheran National Worship Conference begins

From July 18 to 23, Edmonton will host more than 200 Anglicans and Lutherans passionate about worship for a time of fellowship and learning at the National Worship Conference and related events. A pre-conference symposium with David Cherwien, an internationally acclaimed organist, conductor, and composer, will give participants the opportunity for personalized feedback and features … Continued

Mission, Ministry, and Motorcycles in Cuba

On June 26 and 27 Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio, diocesan bishop of Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba enjoyed a pastoral visit with Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and chair of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba. To celebrate this visit, we are highlighting some ways the ACC and IEC are living … Continued

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day of Prayer

Saturday, June 21 is National Aboriginal Day of Prayer. The Anglian Church of Canada invites its members and parishes to join in celebrating Indigenous culture and continue the journey toward right relationship on this day. Churches may also wish to acknowledge the day during Sunday liturgies on June 22. Here are a number of excellent … Continued