ARISE raises teens’ awareness of wider church

  By Diana Swift Staff writer For many teenagers, March break is a welcome hiatus from desks and blackboards—a chance maybe to hit the tennis courts or even head south. But this year, 15 Anglican 11th– and 12th-graders opted to spend the week before spring in Wycliffe College’s seminar rooms and lecture halls—not to mention … Continue reading “ARISE raises teens’ awareness of wider church”

Philippines to host WCC conference on mission and evangelism

  [World Council of Churches] With more than 200 participants from around the globe, an event of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) starts today in Manila, the Philippines. Its aim is to seek renewed thinking on mission and evangelism, developing a draft of the WCC statement on … Continue reading “Philippines to host WCC conference on mission and evangelism”

New Chair in Islamic studies joins Huron

    By Marites N. Sison staff writer On July 1, Dr. Ingrid Mattson will join Huron University College in London, Ont., as the inaugural London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic studies at its faculty of theology. The first woman and the first convert to Islam to lead the Islamic Society of North America, … Continue reading “New Chair in Islamic studies joins Huron”

Lecture to highlight living the Golden Rule

  By Staff British religious scholar Karen Armstrong will have a live update on the “State of the Charter for Compassion” on Thursday, March 22, in Vancouver. Armstrong’s public lecture is hosted by the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Centre for Dialogue, as part of its “12 Days of Compassion” that began March 19. The sold-out … Continue reading “Lecture to highlight living the Golden Rule”

“The Community” creates international buzz

    By Diana Swift staff writer The Anglican Church of Canada may be known for upholding venerable traditions but it’s leading the social networking pack in the Anglican Communion—thanks to its new online ministry, The Community. Up and running for just a few weeks, the blog site already boasts more than 200 signed-up members … Continue reading ““The Community” creates international buzz”