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Michael Peers fêted at book launch

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
News

Archbishop Michael Peers, former primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, prepares to cut a cake marking the official launch of the book ‘More Than I Can Say: Michael Peers—A Memoir.’ From left to right: Bishop Michael Ingham, Bishop Gordon Light, Peers, Pamela Bird, Archdeacon Michael Thompson and Jo Mutch. All served under the primacy […]

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Two-state solution is over, says Israeli activist

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Leigh Anne Williams Jeff Halper, co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, says his group has helped rebuild 187 Palestinian homes that were destroyed by Israel. He describes the work as political resistance not humanitarian aid.  Photo: Leigh Anne Williams The two-state solution to the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine […]

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Words of hope and courage

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Mark MacDonald  (This article first appeared in the January issue of the Anglican Journal.)   Yesterday, I received this on Facebook from a friend. She says, in so few words, that which so many of us struggle to say with many: “Went for an evening walk. Some scattered curled leaves on the ground covered in […]

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Marcus Borg, theologian and historical Jesus expert, dies at 72

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Marcus Borg [Episcopal News Service] Marcus J. Borg, a New Testament scholar, theologian and author who was associated for years with the search for the historical Jesus and who sought to put the New Testament in what he believed was its proper context, died Jan. 21. Borg, 72, had been suffering from a prolonged illness, friends said. “Marcus […]

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Devotions for Christian unity

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Books, Reviews

By William Portman In God’s Reconciling Grace By Bernard de Margerie Roman Catholic diocese of Saskatoon, 2014 ISBN 978-0-9920011-1-7 Soft cover; 238 pages The subtitle says it all: Prayer and reflection texts for Christian reconciliation and unity. This collection of private and corporate devotion gathers resources from across the whole spectrum of Christianity from every age—Roman […]

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After 22 years, priest returns to Newfoundland parish

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
General, Reviews

By André Forget The Rev. Betty Harbin and diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador bishop Geoff Peddle. Photo: André Forget [For more photos, click here.] The parish of Torbay/Pouch Cove in the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador celebrated the installation of a new priest yesterday in the person of the Rev. Betty Harbin, but it […]

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Ecumenism alive and well in Newfoundland

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By André Forget   Christine Lynch, a student from Harbour Grace in her second year of the master of divinity program at Queen’s College, says studying in an ecumenical context has widened her perspective. Photo: André Forget St. John’s Students and faculty of Queen’s College in the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador kicked off […]

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Healing amidst grief and loss for the people of Old Crow

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

By General Synod Communications   This article was written by Sharon Dewey Hetke on behalf of the Council of the North. In the Yukon community of Old Crow, Bishop Larry Robertson hears the snow crunch under his boots as he walks to the community hall. On this -43 C evening, there is a fog in […]

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“May the words of my mouth…”

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Kyle Norman Is the cup half empty, or half full? It’s a common question—so common in fact that it is probably met with groans and eye-rolls. Obviously, the question doesn’t actually have a definitive answer. There is really no logical manner in which we can decide if we should err on the side of […]

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Dear Christian trolls of the Internet

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  By Jesse Dymond Dear Christian trolls of the Internet: We need to talk. I think you know what this is about. Or at least I hope you do. Your passive-aggressive condescension and thinly veiled bullying have gone on for far too long. Sometimes, I wonder if you’re even aware of what you’ve become: trolls. That […]

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