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‘The public square has been emptied out’

Posted on: November 27th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
General, Reviews

By André Forget   Catholic scholar and activist Mary Jo Leddy speaks on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Council of Churches. Photo: André Forget. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) on November 19,  prominent Catholic scholar and activist Mary Jo Leddy spoke about the challenges […]

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Conference targets ugly reality of human trafficking

Posted on: November 27th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
General, Reviews

  By Diana Swift   The Rev. Canon Alice Medcof, conference moderator, and Glendene Grant, an Anglican from Calgary, who spoke about the personal impact of human trafficking in her life.      Photo: Contributed   Each year, millions of children, women and men are trafficked into forced labour, domestic servitude and sex. It’s a multi-billion […]

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Pilgrimage looks at Anglican responses to homelessness

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By André Forget   Bonnie Briggs, founder of the Toronto Homeless Memorial, reads a poem in honour of those who have died on the street. Photo: André Forget.   The word “pilgrimage” often conjures up images of holy places in ancient lands, of quiet prayer and inward reflection. But for a group of Anglicans and […]

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Rois listed in top 100

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Leigh Anne Williams   The Rev. Canon Judy Rois says she has tried to “uphold women in theological education and in the ministry of the Canadian church.”    Photo: Contributed _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Rev. Canon Judy Rois, executive director of the Anglican Foundation, has been named as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the […]

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Blessings in Disguise

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Books, Reviews

  The Unfashionable Genius of Marilynne Robinson Anthony Domestico In her essay “When I Was a Child I Read Books,” the novelist Marilynne Robinson describes how, growing up in northern Idaho in the 1950s, she “preferred books that were old and thick and hard.” Reading was, for Robinson, a portal to a time and place […]

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Our Solemn Promise

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  Our Solemn Promise”; Lutherans, Anglicans called to public reciting of the promise to “never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women”.   November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is followed by the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which ends on 10 December, […]

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Former Bethlehem bishop Mark Dyer dies at 84

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  A widely respected leader in the worldwide Anglican Communion, Dyer was called upon frequently by Robert Runcie, George Carey and Rowan Williams for significant assignments during their tenures as archbishop of Canterbury Photo Credit: ENS _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [Episcopal News Service] The Rt Revd James Michael Mark Dyer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem from 1982 to 1995, died […]

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The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) Annual Resources 2014-2015

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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PWRDF Annual Resources 2014-2015 PWRDF’s three year food security campaign Fred Says, continues to be the theme for the 2014 annual resources. As we enter the second year of the campaign, the focus is on the connection between good health and a better future for individuals and families due to a secure, nutritious source of food […]

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Loren Mead: Still stuck on the importance of the local church

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

  Forty years after starting the Alban Institute, Loren Mead is still convinced that the local church is ‘where the rubber meets the road.’   Forty years after founding the Alban Institute, the Rev. Loren Mead still believes in the fundamental importance of congregations. “I am still stuck on the importance of the local church,” […]

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Congregations embracing technology, study finds

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community. Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Pullman, Wash., decided to go digital this Lenten season. Through email and Facebook, members of the church have engaged in Words for the Journey. Each morning a […]

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