22 days of healing and reconciliation

  By Leigh Anne Williams For 22 days, from the start of the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa on May 31 to National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Canadian Anglicans are being asked to share what they are doing to promote healing and reconciliation.     Photo: Courtesy of Anglican Church … Continue reading “22 days of healing and reconciliation”

Statement on the #22days campaign

  By General Synod Communications Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) which has addressed the sad legacy of the Indian Residential Schools will hold its final event, the closing ceremonies of its six-year tenure, in Ottawa for four days commencing on Sunday, May 31st. The daily themes are as follows: Day 1 is “We are … Continue reading “Statement on the #22days campaign”

Earth Day time to focus on climate justice, say leaders

  By Ben Graves Archbishop Fred Hiltz and National Bishop Susan Johnson of the ELCIC lead an event on water issues on Parliament Hill as part of the 2013 Joint Assembly. Photo: Art Babych Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Bishop Susan Johnson, national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in … Continue reading “Earth Day time to focus on climate justice, say leaders”

Clergy question military mission in Iraq and Syria

By Anglican Journal staff Hayat Abdel Nasser (right) fled the conflict in Syria and took shelter in this refugee camp in Arbat, outside Sulaimaniya, in northern Iraq in 2013.     Photo: ACTAlliance/Sarah Malian Leaders of 23 churches have written to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to express concern about the government’s decision to expand the Canadian military … Continue reading “Clergy question military mission in Iraq and Syria”

Church investors sign ecumenical letter calling for price on carbon

  By Matt Gardner Photo: Shutterstock Leaders in the Anglican Church of Canada have joined counterparts from other denominations in signing a letter that urges the Canadian government to establish a basis for pricing carbon dioxide emissions. Written on behalf of 53 religious institutional investors with combined assets of more than $2 billion, the letter … Continue reading “Church investors sign ecumenical letter calling for price on carbon”

Earth Day statement by the Primate and Bishop Johnson

  By General Synod Communications EARTH DAY 2015 Statement by Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Anglican Church of Canada, and National Bishop Susan Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Earth Day—observed annually on April 22nd—falls this year in the midst of the Festival of Easter in which we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He … Continue reading “Earth Day statement by the Primate and Bishop Johnson”

BC government donates $1 million to cathedral building campaign

    By André Forget Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver began construction preparations for its new roof last week. Photo: Randy Murray Earlier this afternoon, the province of British Columbia announced it will give $1 million to Christ Church Cathedral’s building campaign, which is raising money to repair the cathedral’s roof, add a new bell tower … Continue reading “BC government donates $1 million to cathedral building campaign”

Nigerian bishop to be the Anglican Communion’s next Secretary General

Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon (centre) with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Bishop James Tengatenga. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By ACNS staff The Most Revd Dr Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon has been appointed to be the next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion. Dr Idowu-Fearon currently serves as Bishop of Kaduna in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) where he … Continue reading “Nigerian bishop to be the Anglican Communion’s next Secretary General”

“Tis The Spring of Souls Today”

Photo: Vianney (Sam) Carriere   Fred Hiltz, Archbishop and Primate In those first sights, sounds, and scents of Spring – the buds, the birds, and even the mud, I take great delight.  Glad to “spring ahead” for a few more hours of sunlight each day, I look forward to cleaning up the yard, turning over … Continue reading ““Tis The Spring of Souls Today””

Anglicans prepare to celebrate the Great Triduum

  By André Forget An image of Christ from the offices of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Marites N. Sison This weekend, many of the world’s more than two billion Christians will celebrate one of the most important rites in the Christian calendar: Easter. While Easter observances are as old as the Christian church itself, … Continue reading “Anglicans prepare to celebrate the Great Triduum”