Bishops discuss changes to church structures, marriage canon

  By Leigh Anne Williams Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton snapped this photograph of Anglican Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces Peter Coffin (left) and diocese of Ottawa Bishop John Chapman at a farewell dinner for retiring bishops during the House of Bishops meeting in April.  When the House of Bishops met in Niagara … Continue reading “Bishops discuss changes to church structures, marriage canon”

Montreal service marks centennial of Armenian Genocide

By Harvey Shepherd Floral wreath honours “martyrs” of genocide at a service in the basilica at Saint-Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal. Photo: Harvey Shepherd Montreal  On Monday night, a representative of the Anglican Church of Canada joined the Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal and about 2,000 other people, largely from the local armenian community, in a … Continue reading “Montreal service marks centennial of Armenian Genocide”

How to read the Bible: An interview with legendary theologian Harvey Cox

  How to read the Bible: An interview with legendary theologian Harvey Cox (link is external)   Religion News Service: While there is no single right way to read the Scripture, some ways are better than others, says the iconic theologian in an interview about his new book, “How to Read the Bible.” _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Leadership … Continue reading “How to read the Bible: An interview with legendary theologian Harvey Cox”

Islam’s Jesus

ISLAM’S JESUS by Zeki Saritoprak University Press of Florida Paperback edition, April 2015 222 pages. $28.95 CAD ISBN #978-0-8130-6178-8     Author’s Bio: Zeki Saritoprak is associate professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and the Beddiüzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University, Cleveland OH. He is the author … Continue reading “Islam’s Jesus”

William Murdoch is ‘sort of our best selves’

By Shannon Hengen Fr. Keegan (guest star Peter Outerbridge) and Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) in episode 815, “Shipwreck.” Photo: Christos Kalohoridis © Shaftesbury In its eighth season, shown in 110 countries, Murdoch Mysteries (CBC) is often praised for the detective’s use of innovative crime-solving technologies. But the series offers more: a study of how its central … Continue reading “William Murdoch is ‘sort of our best selves’”

Church leaders sign climate change declaration

By André Forget Bishop Dennis Drainville of the Anglican diocese of Quebec talks with workshop leader Paul Mackey and atmospheric scientist Alan Betts at the Green Churches Conference in Quebec City. Photo: André Forget On April 15, Christians from across Eastern Canada gathered at the Green Churches Conference/Colloque Eglises Vertes in Quebec City to learn about … Continue reading “Church leaders sign climate change declaration”

Holocaust document reaffirms fight against anti-Semitism

  By Matt Gardner The re-release of a document exploring the context of the Holocaust is the latest step taken by the Anglican Church of Canada to promote Christian-Jewish dialogue and continue the struggle Commended in 1989 by the church’s National Executive Council—the precursor to the Council of General Synod—From Darkness to Dawn: Rethinking Christian … Continue reading “Holocaust document reaffirms fight against anti-Semitism”

Niagara Anglicans embark on Dominican mission

By Ben Graves Parishioners from four different Anglican churches in the diocese of Niagara embarked on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic in late February this year. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in St. Catharines, Ont., led the way, this being its sixth mission trip to the Caribbean nation. St. Thomas’ was joined on this occasion … Continue reading “Niagara Anglicans embark on Dominican mission”

The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

 The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere By Pico Iyer Simon & Schuster, a TED Original, 2014 ISBN: 978174678472-4 74 pages   TED talk is available at go.ted.com/stillness.   Nowhere, Pico Iyer claims, is the most interesting destination. Iyer, a travel writer by trade, makes this pronouncement in a new work, The Art of Stillness: … Continue reading “The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere”

Henry David Thoreau: Spiritual and Prophetic Writings

  HENRY DAVID THOREAU Spiritual and Prophetic Writings Edited with Intro by Tim Flinders Modern Spiritual Masters Series Orbis Books, Maryknoll NY February, 2015. 196 pages. Paper $34.50 CAD. Kindle $9.99 CAD. ISBN #978-1-62698-110-2.     Editor’s Comments: In 1848, Henry Thoreau mentioned the idea of retreating into the wilderness, anticipating a two-year sojourn at Walden … Continue reading “Henry David Thoreau: Spiritual and Prophetic Writings”