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Indigenous bishops criticize same-sex marriage vote

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Tali Folkins on September, 23 2016 National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, left, and Bishop Lydia Mamakwa, of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh,  during the opening worship at General Synod 2016. Photo: Art Babych In the wake of July’s vote on same-sex marriages at General Synod, Indigenous Anglicans intend to “proceed towards self-determination with urgency,” the Anglican […]

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New Indigenous native priest named in diocese of Toronto

Posted on: September 21st, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Tali Folkins on September, 20 2016 The Rev. Chris Harper, who has served as rector of St. Michael and All Angels in Thunder Bay, Ont., for the past four years, has been serving as Indigenous native priest for the diocese of Toronto since September 1. Photo: Contributed A Saskatchewan-born son of a residential school survivor […]

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Congregational development: On the importance of leadership

Posted on: September 21st, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Members of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Edmonton attend Festival Sunday, an event co-led by all ages that takes place every five weeks and includes intergenerational telling of the Scriptures. Rector Christopher Pappas is standing at centre in the back. Submitted photo Congregational development: On the importance of leadership By Matt Gardner on September 20, […]

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Atheists can be spiritual beings, book argues

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Books, Reviews

By Michael McAteer on September, 16 2016 Theology for Atheists By Gerald Robinson 168 pages Nisbet House, 2016 ISBN 978-0-9950218-0-8 Available at U of T Bookstore, 214 College St., Toronto, ON M5T 3A1 Or order online: [email protected]   Award-winning Toronto architect Gerald Robinson is an adjunct professor of theology, in the divinity faculty at the University […]

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Canadian Foodgrains tries new model of charity crop-growing

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Tali Folkins on September 15, 2016 Larry Dyck, lead farmer for Grow Hope Niagara, explains how drought has affected this year’s corn crop. Photo: Simon Chambers There’s a new sign on a 41-acre (17 ha) cornfield in Vineland, Ont. Towering over local farmer Larry Dyck, the orange sign bears a photo of a smiling child, […]

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Companions on the Way begin year of monastic life with sisterhood

Posted on: September 15th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Participants in the Companions on the Way program are commissioned during Evensong at the convent of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto. L-R: Sarah Moesker, Hanné Becker, Christine Stoll, Amanda Avery, and Alisa Samuel, as Bishop Linda Nicholls and Sister Constance Joanna Gefvert look on. Photo by Matt Gardner Companions on the […]

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No Greater Love: Commemorative Edition

Posted on: September 15th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Books, Reviews

NO GREATER LOVE Commemorative Edition by Mother Teresa Foreword by Thomas Moore New World Library, Aug. 15th, 2016 Commemorative Edition $22.00 US ISBN #978-1-60868-446-5. Original Edition 2002 (still available) Hardcover. 224 pages. $16.50 CAD.     Publisher’s Promo: “No Greater Love” is the essential wisdom of Mother Teresa – the most accessible, intimate, and inspiring […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI beat Pope Francis’ cricket team

Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Posted on: September 14, 2016 Photo Credit: Gavin Drake [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The third annual cricket match between the Vatican’s St Peter’s Cricket Team and the Church of England’s Archbishop’s XI ended with victory for the Anglicans. Yesterday’s convincing win in the blistering heat of Kent County Cricket Club’s Spitfire Ground makes it 2-1 […]

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Intercultural ministry program expands to new locations

Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Participants attend the Deepening Understanding of Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) program at the Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beausejour, Manitoba. The five-day program will take place in multiple locations across Canada in 2016 and 2017. Submitted photo Intercultural ministry program expands to new locations By Matt Gardner on September 13, 2016 0 As British Columbia and […]

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The mystery of the child

Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Wayne Holst on September, 12 2016 Illustration: Sveta Gaintseva/Shutterstock This past summer offered a special occasion for my partner Marlene and me.We welcomed the arrival, between us, of our eighth grandchild. Her name is Julia Grace. For us, the coming of a grandchild is nothing new, and we love all seven of her predecessors. But […]

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