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Canada’s Catholics: Vitality and Hope in a New Era

Posted on: June 24th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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CANADA’S CATHOLICS Vitality and Hope in a New Era by Reginald Bibby and Angus Reid Novalis, Toronto, June, 2016 192 pages. $19.95 CAD ISBN #978-2896-88261-8. Publisher’s Promo: An essential guide to the Canadian Catholic  Church from award-winning sociologist Reginald Bibby and well-known pollster Angus Reid. The Catholic Church in Canada experienced seismic shifts in the 20th century. Once a stronghold […]

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Ottawa parish dedicates first scattering garden

Posted on: June 24th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
General, Reviews

By Art Babych   “I’ve always been interested in the environmental impact of cemeteries and burial, and thinking about how we need to look at different ways to take space for burial in sacred spaces,” says the Rev. Monique Stone, rector of St. James Anglican Church, in west Ottawa. Photo: Art Babych St. James Anglican Church […]

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General Synod to receive report on diaconate

Posted on: June 24th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By André Forget “My hope had been that deacons themselves will feel supported and affirmed and know that they are not alone,” says The Rev. Eileen Scully when asked how she hopes the Iona Report will be received. Photo: Anglican Journal files General Synod 2016 will consider legislation dealing with the role of deacons in the […]

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Seventh Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue finds unity in diversity

Posted on: June 23rd, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
General, Reviews

Bishops from North America, Africa, and England meet at the Seventh Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue in Accra, Ghana. Submitted photo Seventh Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue finds unity in diversity By Matt Gardner 19 Introduced by the Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante as an ecumenical contribution from the Methodist Church of Ghana, […]

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Episcopal News Service launches French language service

Posted on: June 23rd, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The news service of the US-based Episcopal Church has launched a French language service to complement its existing English and Spanish provision. Through its new Actualités service – the French word for “news” – ENS will provide news and information for French speakers throughout the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. “The […]

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Curry, Idowu-Fearon to speak at General Synod

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
News

By Tali Folkins Archbishop Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion. Photo: Anglican Communion Archives Representatives from at least six church organizations—including Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church (TEC), and Archbishop Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion—are expected to speak at General Synod when it meets in Richmond […]

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‘New beginning’ seen at struggling Emmanuel & St. Chad

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Tali Folkins The chance to provide theological education in the local context of the prairies is a big part of what attracted him to the position of Emmanuel & St. Chad principal, says Dean Iain Luke. Photo: Contributed   The chance to provide theological education in the local context of the prairies is a big […]

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Congregational development: ‘An opportunity for a reformation’

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

Congregation of St. George’s Anglican Church in Guelph, Ont. The Rev. Canon Ralph Blackman, rector, can be seen near centre in the front row wearing a green stole. Submitted photo Congregational development: ‘An opportunity for a reformation’ By Matt Gardner 8 The following is part of an ongoing monthly series on congregational development, which features […]

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Anglican call for action at World Council of Churches

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  Dr Agnes Abuom from the Anglican Church of Kenya is Moderator of the World Council of Churches Photo Credit: WCC [ACNS, by Adrian Butcher] The Anglican moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has called on the Church to move away from nostalgia and consider how to become catalysts of a moral force […]

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Jacques Ellul: Essential Spiritual Writings Selected

Posted on: June 21st, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Books, Reviews

JACQUES ELLUL Essential Spiritual Writings Selected, with an Introduction by Jacob E. Van Vleet Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY 2016. 183 pp. $32.00 CAD $22.00 US, Kindle $12.21 CAD. ISBN #978-1-62698-183-6. Editor’s Words: Many leading thinkers have been influenced  by Jacques Ellul. From Christians to atheists,  anarchists to politicians, artists to activists, the array includes such figures as:  William Stringfellow, John Howard […]

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