#MeToo and the Church—Part One: How can Anglicans respond?

The #MeToo movement has led to an explosion of public discussion around the prevalence of—and disclosure of personal experiences about—sexual violence, harassment, and abuse. In the months since use of the hashtag began trending on social media following allegations of sexual violence by public figures such as Harvey Weinstein, thousands of survivors have shared their … Continued

Primate endorses Bill C-262 in letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

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

Human trafficking discernment group seeks input from Anglicans

The June 2017 meeting of the Council of General Synod saw council members officially endorse Resolution 15.10, the resolution against human trafficking passed in 2012 by the Anglican Consultative Council. Shortly thereafter, the Anglican Church of Canada established a new human trafficking web hub, collecting information and resources to raise awareness of the issue within … Continued

Diocese tackles family violence

There was a time, not so long ago, when the church was the last place victims of family violence would go for help. The impression was that churches either would not understand the problem or, worse, would counsel victims to continue a commitment to marriage, even a dysfunctional one.

Reg Rule 1916-1998

Reg Rule knew more about 600 Jarvis Street than anyone. Like many national church office staff members, he worked here many years – since the early 1980s – but he alone can actually claim the distinction of having lived in the building.

Anglican Video is a pervasive presence at General Synod

Most viewers of Vision-TV and most fans of General Synod (there must be some) are familiar with one aspect of Anglican Video’s presence when the church’s chief governing body meets: It provides highlights and analysis of the day’s events on Canada’s religious television channel.

Crisis in post-secondary education for native students

April 20, 1989 Dear Mr. Prime Minister: I urge you to intervene in the present crisis regarding post secondary education for Native Students. The situation has grown much worse since I wrote to you on April 10th. A number of non-fasting students, the National Chief and other chiefs met with the Minister of Indian Affairs, … Continued