One year later: remembering a historical moment

Pope Francis walks through the garden of Château de Bossey in coversation with WCC moderator Dr Agnes Abuom. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC 23 June 2019 A year has now passed since the World Council of Churches (WCC) received Pope Francis in Geneva, to celebrate together 70 years of ecumenical work since the WCC’s founding. Yet the … Continue reading “One year later: remembering a historical moment”

From cults to colonialism: Tri-History Conference explores church role in trauma, survival

By MATT GARDNER July 4, 2019 David Neelands speaks during a special joint session of the Trinity Divinity Associates at the 2019 Tri-History Conference, flanked by fellow panelist Victoria Matthews. Photo by Matt Gardner   The death of a young woman in connection with a faith-healing cult based out of an Anglican church was a … Continue reading “From cults to colonialism: Tri-History Conference explores church role in trauma, survival”

Film Screening Fosters Truth and Reconciliation

Posted June 20, 2019 In advance of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Bishop Susan Bell hosted a free public screening of the film Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton, on ancestral Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Confederacy land. “This documentary is a very important piece of work for all to see … Continue reading “Film Screening Fosters Truth and Reconciliation”

Archbishop of Canterbury highlights missional role of religious communities

Posted on: June 21, 2019 The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Limuru, Kenya, for the conference on religious communities earlier this month Photo Credit: Anglican Church of Kenya [ACNS, by Rachel Farmer] The vital role of religious communities in the Anglican Communion was highlighted at an Anglican Communion conference at St Paul’s University in … Continue reading “Archbishop of Canterbury highlights missional role of religious communities”

Bossey master students graduate, continuing ‘that pilgrimage we call ecumenism’

Bossey students share a sign of peace with one another in the medieval chapel of the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey. All photos: Albin Hillert/WCC 12 June 2019 A ceremony on 11 June saw eight new master students graduate from the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey. Finalizing a yearlong period of … Continue reading “Bossey master students graduate, continuing ‘that pilgrimage we call ecumenism’”