General Synod Planning Committee prepares for Vancouver

In January, members of the current General Synod Planning Committee (GSPC) gathered in Vancouver for their first face-to-face meeting to plan the next General Synod, which will take place from July 10-16, 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. One of the challenges that the planning team is addressing , General Secretary Michael Thompson said, … Continued

Toronto weeps

So often it is somewhere else – New York, Boston, Paris, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Yemen… Yesterday it happened here at home. An attack at mid-day in North York – an attack that can only be described as an act of terrorism – left ten people dead and many others with very serious injuries. As … Continued

Regional human trafficking consultations begin with Pickering event

Extreme poverty drives many Filipino workers to work in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program in an effort to support their families. Upon arrival, these migrant labourers can often find themselves trapped by employers who subject them to severe exploitation. Under the TFW program, migrant labourers are not able to work for other … Continued

Earth Day 2018 message from Anglican, Lutheran leaders

Download this statement as a PDF file. In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2018, we invite you to join us in praying for the humility and discipline to use Earth’s resources wisely and responsibly. We begin by praying the Rule of Life, from Gospel-based Discipleship of Indigenous Ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada: Creator … Continued

With hearts for Humboldt

View a PDF version of this joint statement. With thousands of other Canadians, we watched CBC’s coverage of the Vigil for all those impacted by the horrible Friday night crash that killed fifteen of the Humboldt Broncos Junior A Hockey Team and left the rest of the team with very serious injuries. As families grieve, … Continued

‘Not one, but 50!’

While society makes much of Easter Day and largely from the perspective of bunnies and chocolate and springtime, it is for Christians the first day of 50 in which we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is the Feast of the Victory of our God, the Festival of Gladness, the Spring of Souls, “our … Continued

Study guide augments resource on medical assistance in dying

A new study guide has been released to accompany In Sure and Certain Hope, the Anglican resource on pastoral and theological approaches to medical assistance in dying that was first released in 2016. Produced by a task force under the auspices of Faith, Worship, and Ministry, both In Sure and Certain Hope and its study … Continued

The Canadian Council of Churches and the future of ecumenism

The following is the conclusion of a two-part story on the Canadian Council of Churches from an Anglican perspective. Read part one. Much of the work of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) today is reflected in its two commissions: the Commission on Faith and Witness, and the Commission on Justice and Peace. Where the … Continued

Thrive! family program offers new approach to youth ministry

An Anglican parish in the Diocese of Huron is partnering with a local United Church of Canada congregation to develop an intergenerational ministry program for parents and youth. Originating in the community of Essex, Ont., Thrive! A living manual for families is a joint ministry project between St. Paul’s Anglican Church and Essex United Church … Continued

Anglicans across the Communion united for women’s rights and gender equality

Thursday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day. In countries around the world, rallies, celebrations and demonstrations will be held to acknowledge the achievements and the struggle that women experience for equal rights. For Anglicans, the global nature of the struggle for women’s rights and gender equality is reflected through networks in our worldwide Anglican Communion. … Continued