“An Apology for Spiritual Harm” offered by the Primate on behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada For a number of years, since the Indigenous Covenant of 1994, there has been a call for an apology for spiritual abuse endured by Indigenous Peoples through the era of colonial expansion across the Land, and particularly through … Continued
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As sisters and brothers in the Lutheran and Anglican/Episcopal traditions, and in the spirit of full communion between our respective Churches in Canada and the United States, we the Primatial/National/Presiding Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and The Episcopal Church are happy … Continued
Tragedy, grief, and action: Response to the report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
With respect and gratitude, The Anglican Church of Canada receives and welcomes the report of The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, “Reclaiming Power and Place”. We acknowledge the courage and strength of survivors, families and loved ones who gave statements and testimonies to the Inquiry over the course of its … Continued
A Call to Discipleship: Hearing the Message from Arusha, Tanzania in our Churches in Canada and the U.S.A.
An Invitation from: Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archbishop and Primate Fred Hiltz, Anglican Church of Canada National Bishop Susan C. Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada What is the Arusha Call? Together with all 319 members of the World Council of … Continued
The Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, was asked to provide a reflection on Jean Vanier to the L’Arche Daybreak Community in Richmond Hill, ON, as the community remembers his life and grieves his death. Daybreak is the second L’Arche Community in the world, and the oldest and largest L’Arche community in North America. With the Community … Continued
In the terrible aftermath of bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Day, I ask for your prayers for all affected by these hate crimes.
Last week I invited you to pray the Litany of Reconciliation offered daily within the ruins of the medieval cathedral in Coventry. Lying completely open to the sky, the ruins are a powerful sign of an openness to the will of God “to hold heaven and earth in a single peace”. As you leave the … Continued
Last week the yearning of a lifetime in ministry was fulfilled. I was in England and had the opportunity to visit Coventry Cathedral. I had read of its history and used its famous Litany of Reconciliation many times throughout Lent and particularly in Holy Week. I found myself within the remains of that great medieval … Continued
General Synod 2019 will bring three important issues before the Church: The proposed revision of the marriage canon; a primatial election; and indigenous self-determination, in addition to other areas of our common life together. We know that the consideration of same-sex marriage has been painful and caused deep concern across our Church. Although we are … Continued
Communiqué of the Anglican Church of Canada and The United Church of Canada Dialogue on the Rev. Gretta Vosper settlement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Anglican Church of Canada and The United Church of Canada have been engaged in a national bilateral dialogue since the 1970s, to deepen our unity in Christ. The two churches remain close partners in many areas of mission and ministry today. As such, decisions and developments in one church are always … Continued
The Canadian House of Bishops has nominated five bishops from among their number to stand for election as the next Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, who was elected the 13th Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2007, announced his resignation effective July 16 at the end of the … Continued
Matthew Townsend has been appointed as the Supervisor, Editorial, with the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada. Matthew will be providing the Anglican Journal with day-to-day leadership until December 31, 2019. He has worked in editorial, journalistic, and web development roles with a variety of organizations, including the The Living Church, the Episcopal … Continued
View a PDF version of Highlights from the Council of General Synod: March 17, 2019. Council members gathered after breakfast at 8:45 a.m. at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga. Orders of the Day Dr. Karen Egan and the Very Rev. Peter Wall, co-chairs of the Planning and Agenda Team, read out the … Continued
View a PDF version of Highlights from the Council of General Synod: March 16, 2019. Council members gathered after breakfast at 8:45 a.m. at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga. Morning Eucharist Bishop-Elect Lynne McNaughton presided at the morning worship service. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald preached. Orders of the Day Dr. … Continued
These are the motions that were considered by the Council of General Synod from Thursday, March 14 to Saturday, March 16. ANGLICAN COUNCIL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES The Anglican Church of Canada, the Land, and the People of the Land Moved by: The Rev. Norman Wesley Seconded by: The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald Adopted by consensus … Continued