Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, speaks to Anglicans about the issues that matter most to him at the outset of his term of office in a webcast to be posted on the church’s national website (www.anglican.ca) Wednesday, Oct. 13 . The webcast, entitled +Andrew: Conversations with the Primate, will be … Continued
Canadian gays and lesbians will continue to be `welcomed and received in our churches and to have their contributions to our common life honored,’ says Archbishop Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. In a statement released today, Archbishop Peers said that reports quoting him as implying that the Canadian church would seek … Continued
The following is a statement by Archbishop Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, on the distribution of a rite for same-sex blessings in the diocese of New Westminster. Last year’s decision by the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster to ask their bishop for a rite for the blessing of persons … Continued
Archbishop Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada since 1986, has announced that he will resign effective Feb. 1, 2004. A letter by him announcing his intention was read to the church’s governing council meeting in Calgary on Sunday, May 11 . The mandatory age of retirement for Anglican bishops in Canada is … Continued
A U.S. invasion of Iraq at this time would fail to meet any of the theological tests by which war can be justified, Archbishop Michael Peers, the Canadian Anglican Primate, says in a letter to church members. The United States, Archbishop Peers says in the letter, has “introduced a new and perilous set of criteria, … Continued
In responding to the legacy of our role in the Indian Residential Schools, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has held fast to three goals.
The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Michael Peers, today welcomed yesterday’s open letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Rev. Dr. Trevor Walters.
I am writing to convey news of developments in the Diocese of New Westminster (Vancouver, British Columbia). At their Synod Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, the members of that synod approved the development of a rite of blessing for committed same-sex unions. In the two previous synods, the clergy and laity had voted in favour of such a development, but the Bishop, the Right Reverend Michael Ingham, had withheld his consent.
The human toll of recent events in India and Palestine have brought into sharp focus the role of religion in the world. Crusades and inquisitions of all sorts constitute a profound scar on history, an ugly and insistent reminder that religion and temporal power are a dangerous combination. All the same, we need to examine the assumption that freedom from such religious conflict requires us to remove religion entirely from public life in Canada. Such a course may seem reasonable and prudent. In reality, it is a dangerous folly.
‘Faith and culture are intimately connected’ Archbishop Michael Peers began the new year with a warning that Canada seems to be moving toward a secular society, devoid of any mention of faith. The warning came in a sermon delivered New Year’s Day at Ottawa’s Christ Church Cathedral, reports the National Post. As evidence, Archbishop Peers … Continued
The following is a lengthy excerpt of the Primate’s sermon at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa on Jan. 1, 2002. Because the original presentation was spoken, the text has been edited for clarity of reading, but not for content. Thanks to Brian Sarjeant, editor of Ottawa’s diocesan newspaper, Crosstalk, who provided a written transcript from which this version has been created.
NEW YEAR’S Day 2001 marks the end of a debate which will not surface for another hundred years: the debate about when a century begins.
I write to share something of this moment in the life of the Anglican Church of Canada. In this troubling time we are faced with litigation so costly as to change radically our structures and our life as a national church. But the time is also profoundly hopeful; God leads us ever deeper into the path of healing and new life.
The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada has expressed support for a bishop who has decided to delay action on the blessing of same sex unions for two years. Archbishop Michael Peers said that the decision by New Westminster Bishop Michael Ingham to delay a decision pending further dialogue was a responsible one, which … Continued
The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada says he cannot support armed intervention against Iraq and has urged the Canadian government to seek alternatives to military strikes. Specifically, Archbishop Michael Peers said in a statement that Ottawa should use its position on the United Nations Security Council to press for the development of international … Continued