The Anglican Church of Canada will mark the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and its work to address the tragic legacy of Indian residential schools with a project reflecting one of the event’s key themes—that this ending is just the beginning. The church is calling for 22 days of prayer and … Continued
The following is a press release detailing a letter from 14 religious and 7 Indigenous leaders calling on American President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to begin work toward modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. The treaty addresses the governing of water resources to promote economic growth, wealth, and happiness for the citizens … Continued
Federal appeal of B.C. residential school decision will prolong uncertainty for claimants, church says
The federal government’s decision to appeal a British Columbia Court of Appeal ruling that found it completely liable for physical and sexual abuse at the Alberni Indian Residential School is disappointing because it will prolong the uncertainty for those seeking compensation, says Archdeacon Jim Boyles, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod. … Continued
Hundreds of members of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are converging on Ottawa for an unprecedented joint national gathering of the two churches, where they will tackle issues like resource extraction, homelessness, and how to live out their mission in a time of diminishing church membership.
Bishop Michael Hawkins, Chair of the Council of the North, is pleased to announce that Hauser Communications, based in Napanee, ON, has been chosen to fill a one-year contract to provide communications services for the council.
The Anglican Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the first observance of Anglican Foundation Sunday on May 2nd, 2010.
The Anglican Church of Canada is pleased to announce that it will partner with the dioceses of Fredericton, Ontario, Niagara and Rupert’s Land to broaden the scope of its Legacy Gifts Identification program to coincide with May’s Leave-a-Legacy month (an initiative of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners).
The Anglican Church of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of Acts of Faith; A Guide to Supporting the Ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada. The gift guide is a joint initiative of the Departments of Philanthropy and Communications and Information Resources, and represents an unprecedented collaboration amongst all of the partners and charitable entities within the national church; bringing them together in one fundraising vehicle for the first time.
The election of a new Primate for the Anglican Church of Canada will take place on Friday, June 22, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Smith Street in Winnipeg. The process begins with a Eucharist at 9:15 a.m. followed by balloting.
Representatives of about 10 Canadian churches and church-affiliated organizations will gather in Winnipeg on June 21 — National Aboriginal Day — to renew a landmark covenant with Indigenous peoples that pledges the churches to continue working on human rights and justice issues for native peoples.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams will answer questions from accredited Canadian news media representatives at a news conference at 10:45 a.m., Monday, April 16, at the Anglican Church of Canada’s National Office, 80 Hayden Street, Toronto.
About 400 Anglican delegates, staff and national and international partners will gather in Winnipeg in June with an agenda that includes the election and installation of a new national leader and resolutions on the same-sex blessings controversy that could affect the Anglican Church of Canada’s future status in the worldwide Communion.
The Primate’s Theological Commission, a group appointed by the Anglican Primate to consult on theological matters, has released a clarification concerning resolutions on the blessing of same-sex unions approved earlier this month by the church’s governing council.
Communications Committee endorses negotiations with Augsburg Fortress Canada to ensure continuation of Anglican bookstore
General Synod’s Communications and Information Resources Committee has unanimously endorsed negotiations with Augsburg Fortress Canada that would see the continuation of a bookstore at the site presently occupied by the Anglican Book Centre.
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will present the new National Indigenous Bishop to the church at a news conference this morning.