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“An Apology for Spiritual Harm”

“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

Church Leaders Pledge Solidarity in Prayer and Action

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

Gathering of Bishops

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

A CALL TO PRAYER from the House of Bishops

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

Church House welcomes new editorial supervisor

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

Highlights from the Council of General Synod: March 16, 2019

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

Motions from CoGS – March 14-16, 2019

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