Archbishop Williams chairs his last Building Bridges seminar

  By Staff This week, Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, will chair the 11th annual Building Bridges seminar in London and Canterbury, Apr. 23 to 25 This year’s theme is “Death, Resurrection and Human Destiny: Christian and Muslim Perspectives.”  As in previous Building Bridges seminars, a number of texts from the Christian and Islamic … Continue reading “Archbishop Williams chairs his last Building Bridges seminar”

What makes a competent priest?

  Some Anglican priests are preaching dynamos. Others are wise historians or gracious pastors. But what basic competencies should be present across alltheir ministries?    For the past three years, a commission has dug into this question and now they are inviting input on their draft proposal, “Competencies for Ordination to the Priesthood.” “This document … Continue reading “What makes a competent priest?”

Naomi Tutu to grace diocese of Ontario celebration

  By Francie Healy Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and a powerful social activist in her own right, will be part of 150th anniversary celebrations for the diocese of Ontario in June. The diocese has been celebrating its anniversary all year, but a Sunday June 3 eucharist at the K-Rock Centre–a venue … Continue reading “Naomi Tutu to grace diocese of Ontario celebration”

Theologians call for increased dialogue between faiths

  By Eric J. Lyman Ecumenical News International On the opening day of an ecumenical conference in Assisi, the Umbrian hill town known as the home of Saint Francis, speakers discussed the need to increase interaction between faiths and cultures in order to nurture worldwide harmony. Assisi 2012: Where We Dwell in Common/Pathways for Dialogue … Continue reading “Theologians call for increased dialogue between faiths”

Primate invites Anglicans to become companions to Jerusalem

  By Staff Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has unveiled a new venture to strengthen ties between the Anglican Church of Canada and the diocese of Jerusalem. In a Lenten pastoral letter, the primate invited Anglicans across Canada to join–as individuals, parishes or dioceses–the Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese … Continue reading “Primate invites Anglicans to become companions to Jerusalem”