Bishops discuss changes to church structures, marriage canon

  By Leigh Anne Williams Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton snapped this photograph of Anglican Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces Peter Coffin (left) and diocese of Ottawa Bishop John Chapman at a farewell dinner for retiring bishops during the House of Bishops meeting in April.  When the House of Bishops met in Niagara … Continue reading “Bishops discuss changes to church structures, marriage canon”

Montreal service marks centennial of Armenian Genocide

By Harvey Shepherd Floral wreath honours “martyrs” of genocide at a service in the basilica at Saint-Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal. Photo: Harvey Shepherd Montreal  On Monday night, a representative of the Anglican Church of Canada joined the Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal and about 2,000 other people, largely from the local armenian community, in a … Continue reading “Montreal service marks centennial of Armenian Genocide”

William Murdoch is ‘sort of our best selves’

By Shannon Hengen Fr. Keegan (guest star Peter Outerbridge) and Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) in episode 815, “Shipwreck.” Photo: Christos Kalohoridis © Shaftesbury In its eighth season, shown in 110 countries, Murdoch Mysteries (CBC) is often praised for the detective’s use of innovative crime-solving technologies. But the series offers more: a study of how its central … Continue reading “William Murdoch is ‘sort of our best selves’”

Church leaders sign climate change declaration

By André Forget Bishop Dennis Drainville of the Anglican diocese of Quebec talks with workshop leader Paul Mackey and atmospheric scientist Alan Betts at the Green Churches Conference in Quebec City. Photo: André Forget On April 15, Christians from across Eastern Canada gathered at the Green Churches Conference/Colloque Eglises Vertes in Quebec City to learn about … Continue reading “Church leaders sign climate change declaration”

Holocaust document reaffirms fight against anti-Semitism

  By Matt Gardner The re-release of a document exploring the context of the Holocaust is the latest step taken by the Anglican Church of Canada to promote Christian-Jewish dialogue and continue the struggle Commended in 1989 by the church’s National Executive Council—the precursor to the Council of General Synod—From Darkness to Dawn: Rethinking Christian … Continue reading “Holocaust document reaffirms fight against anti-Semitism”

Niagara Anglicans embark on Dominican mission

By Ben Graves Parishioners from four different Anglican churches in the diocese of Niagara embarked on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic in late February this year. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in St. Catharines, Ont., led the way, this being its sixth mission trip to the Caribbean nation. St. Thomas’ was joined on this occasion … Continue reading “Niagara Anglicans embark on Dominican mission”

Anglicans push for gender equality at UN commission

Members of the Anglican Communion official delegation to the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women pause for a group shot. The Rev. Canon Alice Medcof (third from right in the back row) represented Canada. Submitted photo _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Highlighting the global struggle for gender equality, Canadian Anglicans joined counterparts … Continue reading “Anglicans push for gender equality at UN commission”

Churches stress negative impact of mining at World Social Forum side-event

Fr Dário Bossi speaking at the churches’ side-event at the WSF in Tunis. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [World Council of Churches] The social and ecological cost of expanding mineral exploration and extraction was highlighted by the churches in a side-event at the World Social Forum (WSF) held last week in Tunis, Tunisia. Church representatives stressed that mining projects … Continue reading “Churches stress negative impact of mining at World Social Forum side-event”

Anglican UN delegation urges bold steps to gender equality

    Anglican Communion delegation to UN Commission on the Status of Women Photo Credit: Ecumenical Women _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Anglican Communion delegation to a recent UN meeting has lifted up the full inclusion of women at all levels of decision-making and leadership in the church as an issue for action. In a statement from the … Continue reading “Anglican UN delegation urges bold steps to gender equality”

Ottawa fundraiser brings in money for the Arctic

By André Forget   St. Jude’s Cathedral, in Iqaluit, was destroyed by arson in 2005 and rebuilt in 2012, but the debt incurred still sits at $1.27 million. Photo: Courtesy of the Diocese of the Arctic __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ While St. Jude’s Cathedral now stands proudly in central Iqaluit, the debt incurred in building it stands at $1.27 million, according to … Continue reading “Ottawa fundraiser brings in money for the Arctic”