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Grant Wacker: America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation

Posted on: December 19th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  Grant Wacker: Billy Graham was a model for what Americans wanted to be The author of “America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation” explains how the great evangelist reflected and changed 20th-century American culture.   The story of Billy Graham — the North Carolina dairy farmer’s son who grew up to […]

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First Woman Bishop in the Church of England: The Revd Libby Lane Announced as Bishop of Stockport

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  The Revd Libby Lane Photo Credit: Kippa Matthews ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Downing street have today announced that the new Bishop of Stockport – and the first woman bishop in the Church of England – will be the Revd Libby Lane, currently Vicar of St Peter’s, Hale, and St Elizabeth’s, Ashley.   Libby Lane was ordained as […]

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Primate prays for victims of Peshawar attack

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Anglican Journal staff   A typical classroom scene at a primary school in Pakistan. Photo: UNESCO/Akhtar Soomro/UN News Service _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, called for prayers for the families of the 132 children and nine staff members killed in the Dec. 16 attack on a school in Peshawar, […]

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Take courage

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Marites N. Sison    (This editorial first appeared in the December issue of the Anglican Journal.)  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Many of us will likely say 2014 turned out to be another annus horribilis. Indeed, it seemed as if we were trapped in an endless cycle of violence and misery. At press time, 2014 was a banner […]

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US-Cuba thaw opens up possibilities for churches

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By André Forget   The Episcopal Church of Cuba traces its origins to the early 20th century and has around 10,000 members. Photo: General Synod Communications. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In a historic announcement Dec. 17, President Barack Obama said the United States would re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after 54 years of isolationist foreign policy toward the island nation […]

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Community marks Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with ecumenical hymn singing

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By General Synod Communications Churches in Peace River, Alta., are using the power of music to draw believers together as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU). Running from Jan. 18 to 25, the WPCU serves as an occasion for Christians of all denominations to offer prayers for the healing of divisions […]

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Quebec Growing Project Grows in Size, Ways it Raises Funds

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

  Nelson and Sharon Weippert at their Christmas tree farm. Corn, grain, hay, music CDs, auctions, luncheons, apples, concerts—these are some of the ways people in Quebec’s Chateauguay Valley have been raising funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank over the past 17 years. And now, just in time for Christmas, they have a new way to […]

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Foundation backs five youth projects

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Sara Tatelman   The Rev. Canon Judy Rois, Anglican Foundation executive director, and (seated) Emily Wall, project manager. Photo: André Forget   Through its new Request-for-Proposals (RFP) process, the Anglican Foundation of Canada will fund five innovative projects aimed at bolstering youth leadership within the Anglican Church of Canada. These projects include youth ministry, […]

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The vocabulary of prayer

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Michelle Hauser   You could set your watch by how quickly my dad would come uncorked after my aunt’s Christmas newsletter arrived—about 3.5 seconds, if memory serves. Auntie M. was famous for her long legs, enviable year-round tan, and saccharine seasonal epistles. The Christmas letter is a literary genre unto itself where a certain […]

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A distinct Advent/Christmas message

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Wayne Holst     Christian religion that aligns itself with societal trends runs the risk of becoming indistinguishable from our culture. William Hordern, a recently deceased Canadian theologian and a mentor of mine would say, “It fails to tell the world something the world is not already telling itself.” Several weeks ago, my wife, Marlene, […]

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