“Open space” day energizes national youth ministry forum

  By Ali Symons General Synod Web Writer   JUNE 18, 2008 — It wasn’t the kind of agenda you usually see at a national church event. In fact, the agenda had been tossed out the window. On the third day of the first-ever Generation 2008 national youth ministry forum, held June 10 to 15, … Continue reading ““Open space” day energizes national youth ministry forum”

A Word to the Canadian church from Generation 2008

  June 17, 2008 — Generation 2008 was the Anglican Church of Canada’s first national youth ministry forum, held in London, Ont. from June 10 to 15. The conference aimed to empower, renew, and equip all those working with youth, through workshops, speakers, conversations, and lively worship. At the close of the conference, representatives of … Continue reading “A Word to the Canadian church from Generation 2008”

The New Atheists And Their Critics By Bill Converse

THE NEW ATHEISTS AND THEIR CRITICS: A Review of Some Recent Books on Atheistic Fundamentalism By Bill Converse In an article entitled, “Atheists with Attitude: Why do they hate Him?”, published in The New Yorker (May 21, 2007) Anthony Gottlieb wrote: “But September 11th and its aftershocks in Bali, Madrid, London, and elsewhere are more … Continue reading “The New Atheists And Their Critics By Bill Converse”

Everyone, Everywhere mission conference concludes with call for continued, deeper engagement

By Mary Frances Schjonberg [Episcopal News Service] During the second half of the June 5-8 Everyone, Everywhere World Mission Conference participants heard calls for deeper engagement with the gospel, people of other faiths and issues beyond the hoped-for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The conference, which was held at the Conference Center at the … Continue reading “Everyone, Everywhere mission conference concludes with call for continued, deeper engagement”

Christian-Muslim engagement ‘for the sake of peace in our common home,’ Archbishop says

[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, convened an ecumenical gathering June 2 to discuss ways in which Christian-Muslim engagement might be strengthened and deepened. It brought together more than 40 participants from a broad range of geographical, cultural and denominational settings. In his welcome to the participants, Williams expressed his gratitude that … Continue reading “Christian-Muslim engagement ‘for the sake of peace in our common home,’ Archbishop says”