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

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

Message to PM Trudeau from Anglican, Lutheran leaders

Download this statement as a PDF file. Dear Prime Minister: We are writing to urge you and the Government of Canada to fulfil your promise to create a Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE). On January 17, 2018, your government promised that: It would create the CORE, The CORE would be fully independent, and The … Continued

Anglican Foundation is Visionary Sponsor for General Synod 2019

The work of the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) will be front and centre this July when delegates gather in Vancouver for the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. The AFC agreed to be the meeting of General Synod 2019’s Visionary Sponsor. The generous donation of $25,000 will help fund the gathering … Continued

Bringing new voices to the Anglican Church Women

The following is the conclusion of a two-part story. Read Part One. The difficulty of filling some positions in the Anglican Church Women of Canada (ACW) has become increasingly evident in recent years. In the Diocese of Saskatoon, the ACW made the decision to formally disband at the diocesan level following its spring 2017 conference. … Continued

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Statement on the situation in Wet’suwet’en First Nation

View this statement as a PDF. We as Indigenous and non-Indigenous Anglicans are writing to express our concern and distress about disturbing events in Wet’suwet’en land this past week. Specifically, we are concerned about the arrests at the Gitdimt’en checkpoint on Monday, January 7th, 2019. Our concern is threefold: 1) This action willfully ignores the … Continued

Anglican Church Women refocus on spirituality and fellowship

Earlier this fall, the Anglican Church Women of Canada (ACW) held their annual conference bringing together presidents and coordinators of ACW diocesan groups from across the country. Meeting from Sept. 25-28 at the Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre in Stanley Bridge, P.E.I., 32 leaders exchanged ideas and discussed the current priorities and challenges facing … Continued

Young minds meet to heal Indigenous communities

Young Indigenous Anglican leaders gathered at Church House on Dec. 15-16 for an unprecedented meeting to discuss how they could work together to tackle the crises of suicide and opioid addiction gripping their communities. The Toronto meeting brought together youth outreach workers Aaron Sault and Dixie Bird, as well as suicide prevention workers Yolanda Bird, … Continued

Edmonton consultation examines impact of human trafficking in Indigenous communities

From Oct. 21–24, the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land came together at the Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, to learn about the scope of human trafficking in their Indigenous communities, and to develop strategies to—in the words of Archbishop and Primate Fred Hiltz—“rid the world of this evil”. Two similar consultations on human trafficking … Continued

‘The tremendous gift of a God who shows up’

This column was originally published in the December print edition of the Anglican Journal. By William G. Cliff The two thousand year old birth of a refugee child in Bethlehem should make no difference at all. There was no one expecting this child to be born except his mother and embarrassed father. Israel is entirely … Continued