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

Gaza hospital a “break in the hopelessness”

Submitted by Bishop Michael Ingham (retired) The Companions of the Diocese of Jerusalem is one of the new global relations programs of the Anglican Church of Canada. It is a way for our church to be in partnership with fellow Anglicans in the land of the Holy One. Currently, 8 dioceses in Canada are members, … Continued

Seniors’ ministry nourishes spiritual well-being in retirement and long-term care

Meeting pastoral and spiritual needs of seniors and the elderly can take many forms. It could involve lay people volunteering at hospitals, chatting and spending time with patients. It could also mean providing learning and growth opportunities for those who are retired and seek community. Sometimes, chaplaincy can take place at seniors’ residences or long-term … Continued

Algonquin spiritual teacher in residence appointed at Ottawa cathedral

Indigenous spirituality has a powerful new voice at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa. In a historic appointment, local Indigenous spiritual leader Albert Dumont has been named Algonquin Spiritual Teacher in Residence for a two-year term at the cathedral. During his term, Dumont will help educate members of the cathedral community on traditional Indigenous spirituality, while deepening … Continued

Archbishop Fred Hiltz hosts regional primates’ meeting in Toronto

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ms. Meghan Kilty, MCM Director, Communications The Anglican Church of Canada 416-924-9199 ext. 230 [email protected] ARCHBISHOP FRED HILTZ HOSTS REGIONAL PRIMATES’ MEETING IN TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA [Toronto, Ont., 26 November, 2018] Primates from the Americas and the Caribbean region of the Anglican Communion are gathering in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from November … Continued

Building bridges through health care in Israel and Palestine

The following is the final instalment of a four-part series on the Anglican presence at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Read part one, part two, and part three. Collaboration, peaceful coexistence, and pursuing the well-being of communities together were common themes at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Anglicans present at the … Continued

Neighbourhood art projects spark multi-faith engagement

The following is the third instalment of a four-part series on the Anglican presence at the 2018 Parliament of the World Religions. Read part one, part two, and part four. Community friendship across different faiths was further explored at the 2018 Parliament of World Religions (PoWR) at a workshop co-presented by the Rev. Dr. Jason McKinney, … Continued

Interfaith friendships in Toronto counter hate

The following is the second instalment of a four-part series on the Anglican presence at the 2018 Parliament of the World Religions. Read part one, part three, and part four. The Rev. Canon Gary van der Meer, pastor and incumbent at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, was one of the Canadian Anglicans leading workshops and panel … Continued

Anglicans boast strong presence at Parliament of the World’s Religions

The Anglican Church of Canada was well-represented at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions (PoWR). The largest and oldest interfaith gathering in the world, this year’s parliament took place from Nov. 1-7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Toronto-based event brought together an estimated 10,000 people from 80 countries, spanning more than 200 … Continued

A Cree perspective on walking and pilgrimages

Read the first part of our reflection on walking and pilgrimages as an expression of faith. Pilgrimage has a particularly special spiritual significance amongst many Indigenous communities in Canada. Bishop Larry Beardy, a member of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation in Split Lake, Manitoba, highlights the importance of a pilgrimage in the Cree tradition. “We come … Continued