The Diocese of New Westminster is garnering positive reviews from participants in its Lay Spiritual Renewal pilot project—a “uniquely Anglican” retreat weekend that organizers are hoping will expand into a nationwide program for spiritual formation. Pro Mundi Vita—a Latin term meaning “For the Life of the World”—saw its first two retreat weekends last October at … Continued
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) recently held a major gathering focused on human sexuality and LGBTQ rights. More than 40 participants from around the world attended the Inter-Regional Leadership Training Program 2017 on Identity, Diversity and Dialogue, which took place from Nov. 1-5 in Bangalore, India. Among those in attendance was Canadian representative for … Continued
In late 2017, the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa secured funding for the next session of its Youth Internship Program. Running from January to June 2018, the session will mark the third cohort in an ongoing initiative that has garnered attention from Anglicans across the country. Since its first session in the first half of 2016, … Continued
The Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering returns to Central Canada this year, and preparations to host the biennial ecumenical event in Thunder Bay are underway. CLAY 2018 will take place at Lakehead University from Aug. 15-19, bringing together hundreds of young members of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in … Continued
Today it is our joy to remember the naming of the Child whose Nativity we celebrate throughout these twelve days of Christmas.
At many Christmas Services, there is one carol that is sung by candlelight and most often it is “Silent Night! Holy Night!” But this year I invite you to consider “O Little Town of Bethlehem”.
New and returning members of the Anglican Church of Canada-United Church of Canada Dialogue came together last month for the first meeting since the renewal of their mandate at General Synod 2016. Gathering from Nov. 27-30 at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, representatives from the two churches reviewed the achievements of past … Continued
Drawing on a recent influx of donations, the Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop is helping provide some holiday cheer to dozens of non-stipendiary Anglican clergy across the country. The office recently received a grant from the New England Company to assist non-stipendiary (unpaid) clergy, along with several individual donations made out through Gifts … Continued
I join a growing chorus of voices raising serious concerns over President Donald Trump’s December 6th declaration that Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel and his decision to relocate the US Embassy Office from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Numerous world leaders have reacted with dismay. In advance of Trump’s intention to take such action, … Continued
An international gathering of Anglicans, Roman Catholics, and Ukrainian Catholics will unite in Regina next spring for a timely ecumenical discussion on the role of deacons in the church. The Anglican-Roman Catholic-Ukrainian Catholic Conference on the Diaconate will take place from May 10-13, 2018 at Campion College in the University of Regina. Registration is now … Continued
Applications to the Anglican Healing Fund have reopened and are now online. With a new influx of funding, the Healing Fund can continue to support community projects that promote healing and reconciliation and address the legacy of the Indian residential school system. The focus of the Healing Fund grants going forward is to fund community … Continued
Reflecting the ongoing commitment of the Anglican Church of Canada to address the issues of homelessness and affordable housing, a group of Anglican priests and deacons attended the fifth annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness (NCEH) in Winnipeg from Oct. 25-27. Ryan Weston, lead animator of Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice, led an … Continued
View a PDF version of this joint letter. November 2017 November 22 marks National Housing Day in Canada, an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the need for safe, adequate, and affordable housing, and to learn about the social, economic, and health impacts of homelessness in our communities. National Housing Day is also an occasion … Continued
Archbishop and Primate Fred Hiltz has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in support of a bill that would require all Canadian laws to be in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). In the letter, Archbishop Hiltz expressed his support for Bill C-262 on behalf of the Anglican … Continued
View a PDF version of Highlights from the Council of General Synod: November 12, 2017. Council members gathered at 8:45 a.m. at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga. Orders of the Day The Very Rev. Peter Wall read out the Orders of the Day. Marriage Canon Conversation The Ven. Dr. Lynne McNaughton, chair … Continued