Study guide encourages Anglicans to grapple with realities of medical assistance in dying

By Joelle Kidd April 3, 2018 Created as a companion piece to In Sure and Certain Hope, the Anglican resource on physician-assisted dying, the study guide encourages groups to consider the topic in terms of pastoral response, rather than ethical debate. Photo: Saskia Rowley   “What does it mean to ‘be present’ to someone who … Continue reading “Study guide encourages Anglicans to grapple with realities of medical assistance in dying”

Anglican Consultative Council’s 17th meeting confirmed for Hong Kong in Spring 2019

Posted on: March 28, 2018   The 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) will take place in Hong Kong from Sunday 28 April 2019, it was confirmed today. The ACC is one of the Anglican Communion’s four“Instrume nts of Communion”, and the only one that includes laity amongst its number. Through its triennial … Continue reading “Anglican Consultative Council’s 17th meeting confirmed for Hong Kong in Spring 2019”

Holy Week ‘at the very heart of who we are as Christians’

By Joelle Kidd March 22, 2018 The liturgies of Holy Week are an unfolding of the “wonderful dramatic enactment” of God’s love, says Archbishop Ron Cutler, diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Photo: Thoom/Shutterstock   As the final week of Lent approaches, Christians around the world are preparing to celebrate Christ’s resurrection on … Continue reading “Holy Week ‘at the very heart of who we are as Christians’”

George Cram, former PWRDF secretary, mourned

By Tali Folkins March 20, 2018 Besides PWRDF, George Cram served a number of refugee advocacy organizations, and successfully pushed for the granting of Canadian visas to released prisoners in Chile during the rule of dictator Augusto Pinochet. Photo: General Synod Archives   George Holtby Cram, a former secretary of the Primate’s World Relief and … Continue reading “George Cram, former PWRDF secretary, mourned”

Victoria Matthews to step down as bishop of Christchurch, NZ

By Anglican Journal Staff March 20, 2018 Victoria Matthews, a Canadian Anglican who once served as bishop of Edmonton, is stepping down as bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aoteaora, New Zealand and Polynesia. According to an ACNS story, dated Monday, March 19, Matthews announced she would be resigning May 1 after discerning … Continue reading “Victoria Matthews to step down as bishop of Christchurch, NZ”