Dialogue continues on path of co-operation

By Michael Swan Catholics and Anglicans in Canada have been working on their relationship ever since Gen. James Wolfe surprised Gen. Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham in the fall of 1759. By 1763 King Louis XV had no choice but to cede France’s North American possessions entirely to England’s King George … Continue reading “Dialogue continues on path of co-operation”

Orthodox, Anglican churches hold international theological dialogue

The International Commission for Anglican Orthodox Theological Dialogue met in Canterbury, England from 10-17 October to continue consideration of ecology and end-of-life issues. In a communique, the group stated that its work was undergirded by daily prayer and worship. “Visits were made to holy and historic sites, including a tour of St Augustine’s Abbey and … Continue reading “Orthodox, Anglican churches hold international theological dialogue”

Spiritual accompaniment: Chaplains navigate medical assistance in dying

By Joelle Kidd The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2015 that parts of the country’s Criminal Code that prohibited medically assisted deaths were in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Since June 2016, medical assistance in dying (MAiD) has been legal in Canada for adults over the age of 18 with a … Continue reading “Spiritual accompaniment: Chaplains navigate medical assistance in dying”

Mitigating burnout

By Tali Folkins In 2017, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the Church of England’s General Synod that being a parish priest was the most stressful job he had ever had. “It was isolated, insatiably demanding and I was on the whole working without close colleagues—and that wears people down,” said Welby, who has also … Continue reading “Mitigating burnout”

Education and formation: A new frame for a new world

By Mark MacDonald A simple and heartfelt acceptance of the present reality of the church’s relationship with the broader culture would bring massive, transformational changes to our educational efforts. Christendom—the era of a strong mutual relationship of the church, as an institution, with Western governments and culture—is over. Though it needs to be said that … Continue reading “Education and formation: A new frame for a new world”