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A Statement by the Indigenous Elders of General Synod 2019 On the Occasion of the Primate’s Apology for Spiritual Harm
We the Indigenous Elders of General Synod 2019, humbly receive the Apology for Spiritual Harm containing the Church’s commitments for spiritual healing.
As Prolocutor and Deputy Prolocutor we address this Synod. On behalf of the orders of laity and clergy, we express our appreciation to the order of bishops for their message to us.
We, members of the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, see the pain and anguish inflicted on LGBTQ2S+ people, on members of the General Synod, across the Church, and in the world, as a result of the work and the vote on the matter of Canon 21, concerning marriage. We see your … Continued
“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
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