Francis of Assisi: Evangelist and environmentalist

One of the most revered figures in the history of Christianity, St. Francis of Assisi (1181/2-1226) lived a life that embodied some of the most deeply held values that we associate with the faith today. In the centuries since his death, successive generations of Christians have discovered their most cherished spiritual qualities reflected in Francis. … Continued

Isaiah Larry Beardy consecrated as Indigenous Suffragan Bishop of Northern Manitoba

The following is a portion of a letter from: Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson, Metropolitan of the Rupert’s Land Province The Rt. Rev. Lydia Mamakwa, Bishop of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and Acting Area Bishop of Northern Manitoba; and The Rev. Norman Meade, Chair of the … Continued

Inuit cohort graduates from Arthur Turner Training School

The first new graduating class of the Arthur Turner Training School (ATTS) is ready to begin its ministry. Since the Iqaluit-based school—located in the Diocese of the Arctic—reopened its doors in 2016, this class of ministers has been highly anticipated by both the diocese and their communities. This is partly because each of the new … Continued

Diocese of Huron hosts Ninth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue

“Constancy” is defined as both the quality of being faithful and dependable, and of being unwavering and unchanging. After nearly a decade’s worth of meetings, all of these qualities have come to accurately summarize the annual Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue. The ninth Consultation of Anglican Bishops took place from July 18-22 in London, … Continued

General Synod now offers resource support to dioceses that need better websites

An informal lunch meeting during the Road to Warm Springs National Church Gathering in Pinawa, Manitoba, has paved the way for a web development partnership model between the General Synod’s Communications Department and Anglican dioceses across Canada. Bishop Bruce Myers of Quebec was chatting with Meghan Kilty, Director of Communications and Information Resources for the … Continued

Day Four at Sacred Circle 2018: Keeping the covenant

On the morning of Friday, August 10, we pondered what it meant to be a disciple of Christ. By the end of the day we saw what it meant through the example of our fellow church members. The Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle opened with an opening Eucharist where Primate Fred Hiltz preached and looked … Continued

Day Three at Sacred Circle 2018: New representation, new voices

The morning of Thursday, Aug. 9 began with another round of gospel-based discipleship, a practice I have come to appreciate more and more at the Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle. In plenary the previous day, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald described the growing spiritual support that GBD has come to provide many Indigenous communities, … Continued

Day Two at Sacred Circle 2018: ‘Jesus is our liberator’

As the Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle entered its second full day, the universal nature of Jesus’s message, and its connection to global struggles for justice encompassing those of Indigenous Peoples in Canada surrounded our day. The gospel-based discipleship reading for the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 8 was Matthew 15:21-28, the faith of a Canaanite … Continued

‘This is a spiritual movement’: Discipleship and self-determination drive upcoming Sacred Circle

On Aug. 6-11, the Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle will take place at the University of Northern British Columbia campus in Prince George, B.C. The latest gathering of the national decision-making body of Indigenous Anglicans will mark another step forward in the journey towards a self-determining Indigenous church within the Anglican Church of Canada. The … Continued