Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Author Greg Garrett talk politics, culture and faith Posted in: Books, Reviews - Church Publishing Inc. Posted May 13, 2019 Author Greg Garrett (left) and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams Photo: Church Publishing Inc. Would you like to be a fly on the wall while two intellectual and spiritual heavyweights have a free ranging discourse on issues from preaching, pacifism, and politics, as well as Shakespeare, poetry,… … Continue reading "Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Author Greg Garrett talk politics, culture and faith"
Golden Threads from Heaven Posted in: General, Reviews - Golden Threads from Heaven Melanie Delva Excerpt: "Strong Hearts" newsletter, May 15, 2019 April 7, 2019 No one knows the “absolute” answer on how to bring about reconciliation between Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples, and those of us whose peoples displaced them, according to Debra Sparrow, a Musqueam weaver, artist and… … Continue reading "Golden Threads from Heaven"
Human trafficking consultations wrap up in B.C. Posted in: General, Reviews - By Matt Gardner May 22, 2019 The last of four regional consultations across the Anglican Church of Canada on how to end human trafficking and modern slavery took place on April 2-5 at the Bethlehem Centre in Nanaimo, B.C. The gathering, which brought together approximately 20 representatives from the Province of B.C. and Yukon, highlighted… … Continue reading "Human trafficking consultations wrap up in B.C."
Listening to the Heartbeat of the Church: How Anglicans responded to the Primate’s call Posted in: General, Reviews - By Matt Gardner May 22, 2019 Eight months after Primate Fred Hiltz invited the Anglican Church of Canada to come together in conversation circles for prayer and reflection, the Heartbeat of the Church exercise drew to a close in May. The primate’s invitation in September 2018 coincided with the 125th anniversary of the General Synod and sought to help Anglicans reflect on their… … Continue reading "Listening to the Heartbeat of the Church: How Anglicans responded to the Primate’s call"
Jean Vanier chose relationships with intellectually disabled ahead of privilege Posted in: Features - Jean Vanier, founder of "L'Arche". Photo: WCC 14 May 2019 The headline for a newspaper letter extolling a man who lived what he espoused, engaging with shunned people often unable to effectively communicate verbally, said, "Jean Vanier was a living saint". Atop the letter to the Toronto Star, it was probably the neatest summary of… … Continue reading "Jean Vanier chose relationships with intellectually disabled ahead of privilege"
Documentary unveils colonial legacies Posted in: Links - By Matt Gardner May 1, 2019 Doctrine of Discovery film hailed for ‘helping Canadians to understand some important truths’ about colonial past and present Hundreds of people attended the March 8 premiere screening of a documentary that seeks to help Canadians understand the Doctrine of Discovery. Produced by Anglican Video with support from the Anglican… … Continue reading "Documentary unveils colonial legacies"
Anglican Consultative Council changes the way the Communion “receives” ecumenical texts Posted in: General, Reviews - Posted on: May 2, 2019 The Revd Canon Dr John Gibaut addresses members of the Anglican Consultative Council Photo Credit: ACNS [ACNS, by Lucy Cowpland] The Anglican Consultative Council has adopted new procedures for the official recognition of agreed statements from mandated ecumenical dialogues. The decision was taken this week by members at the… … Continue reading "Anglican Consultative Council changes the way the Communion “receives” ecumenical texts"
Stanley Hauerwas: Jean Vanier was a dear friend to me and many others Posted in: Features - Jean Vanier speaks with friends during a visit to Duke in November 2008. Photo courtesy of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School By Stanley Hauerwas Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus, Duke University FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The theologian writes that the founder of L'Arche, who died last week, initially scared him, in the way a theologian is always afraid of a saint.… … Continue reading "Stanley Hauerwas: Jean Vanier was a dear friend to me and many others"
Jessica Brown: Celtic Christianity and the gift of thresholds Posted in: Features - The Cliffs of Moher are in County Clare, Ireland, where the author lives. Bigstock/Redwallsky By Jessica Brown Writer FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The spiritual practices of Celtic Christianity include an appreciation for thresholds -- those literal and metaphorical crossing points that can serve as designated spaces or times to open to God, says a writer living… … Continue reading "Jessica Brown: Celtic Christianity and the gift of thresholds"
Is the Anglican Church of Canada a post-colonial church? Posted in: Features - By The Rev. Edmund Laldin Guest columnist May 2, 2019 The experience of new Canadians helps separate myth from reality. “Pour out your Spirit upon the whole earth and make it your new creation. Gather your Church together from the ends of the earth into your kingdom, where peace and justice are revealed,… … Continue reading "Is the Anglican Church of Canada a post-colonial church?"
Common ground: Winnipeg church plans affordable housing on site of parish hall Posted in: Discussion - By Joelle Kidd May 13, 2019 This is the second post in a four-part series. Read the previous instalment here. At All Saints Anglican Church in Winnipeg, Man., the parish hall is coming down. The hall, which sits on a downtown intersection across from the provincial legislative building, was built in 1964. Over the intervening… … Continue reading "Common ground: Winnipeg church plans affordable housing on site of parish hall"
A foundation that others build upon Posted in: Discussion - By Joelle Kidd May 13, 2019 This is the first post in a four-part series. Read the next instalment here. As social need mounts, Anglican churches repurpose buildings to provide housing and community programs Anglican churches in Canada are some of the oldest buildings in the country. While long a point of pride for many… … Continue reading "A foundation that others build upon"
“Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation Posted in: General, Reviews - Photo: Marietta Ruhland/WCC 15 May 2019 Over 30 seasoned theological educators, emerging theologians and researchers, church ministers and practitioners engaged in grassroots adult education gathered at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland, 12-15 May, to reflect on eco-theology and theological education. “Your commitment to eco-theology as a theme for ecumenical theological education is… … Continue reading "“Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation"
Glimpses of wisdom and grace while serving at the national church level Posted in: General, Reviews - By Susan Little via The Niagara Anglican The Council of General Synod (CoGS) began with the conclusion of General Synod 2016 in Toronto and ends in Vancouver this summer. CoGS carries on the work between General Synods. I was privileged to serve throughout this three-year span (2016-2019), called “The Triennium”. Listening and discerning God’s… … Continue reading "Glimpses of wisdom and grace while serving at the national church level"