Lay Spiritual Renewal pilot project earns positive feedback

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

LGBTQ rights focus of World Student Christian Federation gathering

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

Ottawa Youth Internship Program spurs community engagement

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

CLAY 2018 set to weave stories in Thunder Bay

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

Advent gifts help non-stipendiary clergy

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

Anglican-Catholic diaconate conference set for May 2018

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

Anglican Healing Fund grant applications due March 1, 2018

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

Anglicans attend National Conference on Ending Homelessness

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

National Housing Day 2017 statement

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