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Iona Report outlines new vision for diaconal ministry

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Deacons walk together at the 2014 meeting of the Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada. Submitted photo Iona Report outlines new vision for diaconal ministry By Matt Gardner on November 29, 2016 151 What is the diaconate and where is it going? More than 25 years have passed since significant reflection on the nature of […]

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Mission to Seafarers confronts human cost of shipping

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By Tali Folkins on November 28, 2016 Representatives from Missions to Seafarers stations across Canada gather at their annual conference in Toronto November 15-17. Photo: Tali Folkins Serving with Mission to Seafarers, says the Rev. Eric Phinney, can be an eye-opening experience in many respects—down to the way you see items on a store shelf. “When you […]

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Mothers’ Union march on Downing Street for victims of domestic violence

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By Gavin Drake/ACNS on November, 29 2016 Members of the Mothers’ Union deliver their petition to 10 Downing Street. Photo: Rachael Arding/Mothers’ Union Members of the Mothers’ Union (MU) in Great Britain have delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street – the official residence of the UK Prime Minister – calling for changes to child maintenance […]

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Advent focus on Christians of Mozambique and Angola

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By Gavin Drake/ACNS on November 29, 2016 Ana Matalika’s story will feature in week four, when Manna’s Stories of Love Coming are inspired by Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Photo: Manna The stories of Christians from Mozambique and Angola who have “been quietly getting on with building and being the church” will be published over the […]

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Do we ignore the women at the centre of Advent?

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Paul Knowles on November 25, 2016 Photo: Renata Sedmakova/Shutterstock Advent— a time for sober reflection. Or, for joyous celebration. A time when the church commemorates the role of women in the gospel story. Or, virtually ignores women, spending much more time with an Old Testament prophet and a strange desert visionary than with the “mother […]

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Bishops say church has failed children, women and Indigenous peoples

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Gavin Drake/ACNS on November 25, 2016 Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops gather for vespers at the Church of San Gregorio in Rome before being sent out in pairs for joint mission by Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Photo: ACO A group of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops have acknowledged both churches’ failure […]

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Churches should do more to end racism, says Lutheran partner

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By André Forget on November 25, 2016 Pat Lovell (right),  of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, says the Lutheran and Anglican churches should engage in grassroots activism to fight racism.  Beside Lovell is Shannon Cottrell, executive secretary for governance. Photo: André Forget Anti-racist activism could be an excellent opportunity for Lutheran and Anglican congregations to […]

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Trump’s election a ‘betrayal’ of Christian values, says TEC representative

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By André Forget on November 25, 2016 Canon (lay) Doreen Duncan says Donald Trump’s victory was made more difficult for her by the fact that so many of his supporters identified as Christians. Photo: André Forget Mississauga, Ont. The election of Donald Trump has caused pain and uncertainty in The Episcopal Church (TEC), says Canon (lay) […]

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Five lessons on how to be a priest and a Christian

Posted on: November 24th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Rhonda Waters on November, 23 2016 Photo: Halfpoint/Shutterstock On November 20, I joined in the celebrations to say farewell and thank you to the dean of Montreal, Paul Kennington, as he returns to London. I worked with Paul for five fabulous years, first as curate and later as associate at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, and […]

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CoGS members reflect on role of laity, Indigenous justice

Posted on: November 24th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By André Forget on November, 24 2016 Katie Puxley says lay Council of General Synod members face barriers to participation in national church governance. Photo: André Forget Mississauga, Ont. The Anglican Church of Canada needs to recognize the unique challenges lay people face in participating at the national level, Katie Puxley told Council of General Synod (CoGS) in […]

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