Dec. 23, 2011 Primate’s Christmas greeting to Anglican Military Ordinariate
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Bishop Ordinary Peter Coffin wrote this Christmas message to members of the Canadian Forces and their families.
Dec. 21, 2011 The Primate’s 2011 Christmas message
Archbishop Fred Hiltz shares a memory from his time in Lunenburg, N.S., and offers a special Christmas greeting to the church.
Dec. 14, 2011 Lutheran-Anglican-Episcopal leadership of Canada, US issue report following annual meeting
This report covers highlights of a Dec. 8, 2011 meeting of leaders from the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Dec. 12, 2011 Joint Anglican-Lutheran Christmas greeting
At the heart of the Christmas we celebrate is the story of the birth of Jesus,” say Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Bishop Susan Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, in their 2011 joint Christmas message.
Dec. 6, 2011 Primate’s Statement: A call to action for the love of creation
Archbishop Hiltz calls for action at the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa.
Oct. 25, 2011: The Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change
Archbishop Hiltz has joined 25 other faith leaders in issuing their first united call for climate justice. The Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change asks the Canadian federal government to take specific action against climate change at the UN conference in Durban, South Africa (COP17), Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, 2011.
June 16, 2011 Primate writes to Bishop Victoria Matthews of Christchurch, New Zealand
Archbishop Hiltz assures Bishop Matthews of his prayers—and Canadian Anglicans’ prayers—following tremors in Christchurch.
June 14, 2011 Primate commends official propers for National Aboriginal Day of Prayer
Archbishop Hiltz encourages Canadian Anglicans to use the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer propers, which were approved at General Synod 2010, on a Sunday close to June 21.
May 18, 2011 Primate expresses concern for those affected by Manitoba floods
Archbishop Hiltz sent this letter to Bishop Jim Njegovan (Brandon) and Bishop Don Phillips (Rupert’s Land) to express his care for those affected by severe flooding in southern Manitoba.
May 18, 2011 Primate expresses concern for those affected by Alberta fires
In this letter to Bishop Fraser Lawton of Athabasca, Archbishop Hiltz expresses his care and offers prayers for those affected by wildfires in northern Alberta.
May 10, 2011 Primate and Bishop Johnson congratulate Stephen Harper
Archbishop Hiltz and National Bishop Susan Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada congratulate Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his re-election as Prime Minister.
May 2, 2011 Primate asks residential school staff to share experiences
Archbishop Hiltz encourages former residential school staff to share their stories with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). He sent initially sent this letter to 20 former staff members, accompanied by another letter from the Hon. Justice Murray Sinclair, TRC chair.
May 1, 2011, Primate’s sermon on 10th anniversary of full communion
Archbishop Hiltz preached this sermon at a special service in Buffalo, N.Y., to mark 10 years of full communion between Anglicans and Lutherans in Canada and the U.S.
April 26, 2011, Pastoral letter marks 10th anniversary of full communion
This pastoral letter marks the 10th anniversary of full communion between Anglicans and Lutherans in both Canada and the United States. It is signed by the leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
April 8, 2011 Primate highlights public witness issues before federal election
In a letter, Archbishop Hiltz encourages Canadian Anglicans to give attention to certain public witness issues—including poverty reduction and climate action—as they prepare for the federal election.
March 15, 2011 Remembering Stephen Reynolds
A reflection by Archbishop Hiltz on the Rev. Dr. Stephen Reynolds, author of For All the Saints, who died March 12, 2011.
March 11, 2011 Archbishop Hiltz writes to Primate of Japan
Archbishop Hiltz assures Archbishop Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu of the Canadian church’s sympahty and prayers following a 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan on March 11.
March 9, 2011 Marking 10 years of full communion between Anglicans and Lutherans
The Primate and ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson encourage Anglicans and Lutherans to celebrate 10 years of full communion between their churches.
Feb. 28, 2011 Primate writes Prime Minister about corrections policy
The Primate expresses concern about “the govermnent’s plan to build new prisons at a time when crime rates continue to decrease and critical social service programs are being cut.”
Feb 23, 2011 A statement on Libya from the Primate
The Primate responds to political unrest in Libya and the Arab world.
Feb 22, 2011 Primate asks for prayers for earthquake victims
The Primate calls for Anglicans to pray for victims of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that impacted Christchurch, New Zealand, on Feb. 22, 2011.
Feb 17, 2011 A statement from the Primate on KAIROS funding
The Primate calls for the federal government to respond to KAIROS funding controversy with “transparency, courtesy and action.”
Jan 25-31, 2011 Primates’ Meeting in Dublin, Ireland
This news hub includes reflections by Archbishop Hiltz as well as briefings from the Anglican Communion News Service.
Jan. 20, 2011 Letter to Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
The Primate and ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson ask the federal government to commit to an action plan to reduce poverty in Canada.
Jan, 1, 2011 New Year’s Day Address
The Primate delivered this sermon on New Year’s Day at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa. It is a tradition for the Canadian Anglican Primate to preach in the nation’s capital on the first day of the year.