From the Primate: Lament and mourn today—and seek change tomorrow

By Archbishop Linda Nicholls   Sometimes there is a certain Canadian smugness expressed when we see the dire situation of our neighbour to the south. We shake our heads and express dismay at the level of racial violence that periodically emerges there while feeling a sense of relief that, of course, this does not happen … Continue reading “From the Primate: Lament and mourn today—and seek change tomorrow”

AFC Announces Spring 2020 Grants

By Staff Writer The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has announced $260,000 in funding to support new projects across Canada in its May cycle of awards. AFC’s board of directors met via Zoom on May 20-21, 2020 to endorse its new 2020-2023 strategic road map, in addition to awarding grants to over 60 applicants. “As … Continue reading “AFC Announces Spring 2020 Grants”

Faith institutions call for divesting from fossil fuels

By Staff Writer   As major challenges for the global economy are predicted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a diverse group of faith institutions is putting the call for a just economic recovery into practice. Forty-two faith institutions from 14 countries recently announced their divestment from fossil fuels, the largest ever  divestment of its kind. It … Continue reading “Faith institutions call for divesting from fossil fuels”

Bishop: Basic income about ‘what’s right to do for people’

By Matthew Townsend   On May 3, the Anglican Church of Canada published a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for a guaranteed basic income (GBI) for Canadians. “Although we represent great diversity, we write to you because we are united, and morally bound in a singular message: Canada needs Guaranteed Basic Income … Continue reading “Bishop: Basic income about ‘what’s right to do for people’”

Pandemic to reshape how congregations worship as dioceses prepare to resume in-person gatherings

By David Paulsen   Get ready. The pandemic could change everything that Episcopalians once took for granted about attending church. A reservation could be required to worship in person. Services might not even take place in the church, if the parish hall or an outdoor area can better accommodate social distancing. “No” to handshakes at … Continue reading “Pandemic to reshape how congregations worship as dioceses prepare to resume in-person gatherings”