Highlights from the Council of General Synod: July 25, 2020

By General Synod Communications   Members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) gathered together online at 11:30 a.m. EDT via Zoom conference. Opening Remarks Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, welcomed members to the council meeting. She put forward a motion to approve the agenda, which was carried. The Rev. … Continue reading “Highlights from the Council of General Synod: July 25, 2020”

On being Church

By Archbishop Linda Nicholls For many reasons, including the changes brought about by the pandemic, I have found myself reflecting on what it means to “be church”—and in particular, what it means to be the Anglican Church of Canada. We are a diverse collection of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences: Indigenous … Continue reading “On being Church”

Finding God outside the church walls

By Barbara Brown Taylor (Illustration by Tim Cook)     During times of turbulence in politics, culture, and religious life, it’s tempting to hold tightly to current convictions. Allowing a change of one’s mind or heart can be difficult work. With this in mind, we have resumed a Century series published at intervals since 1939, … Continue reading “Finding God outside the church walls”

We Had Hoped: An Easter Faith in a Time of Lament

By Rhonda Miska “Faith is the assurance of what we hope for, the evidence of things we cannot see,” wrote the author of the letter to the Hebrews nearly two millennia ago. Photo by Lennon Cheng on Unsplash “Things we cannot see”—a realized just peace, swords beaten into ploughshares, the reign of God, the beloved … Continue reading “We Had Hoped: An Easter Faith in a Time of Lament”

Noticing, in pandemic times

By Peter Elliott Have you noticed that we’ve all been involved in a world-changing moment? Maybe not: read on. In a study on the impact of anti-contagion policies on the transmission of COVID-19, a research team from the University of California, Berkeley, proved that large-scale interventions prevented or delayed approximately 62 million confirmed cases, thereby … Continue reading “Noticing, in pandemic times”