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    Technocratic society and the world to come Posted in: Discussion - By Archbishop Mark MacDonald Our descent into the reality of living in a pandemic has brought to my mind an early 1980s audio recording of a lecture by lay theologian William Stringfellow. He was asked if North America needed to create a kind of Barmen Declaration, the 1934 statement opposing the way that many German… Continue reading "Technocratic society and the world to come"
    The Courage to be REAL: Circle of Trust® with Sally Hare and Jean Richardson Posted in: Podcasts / E-Courses / Online Offerings - Wednesday, July 1st from 4:30-6pm EDT By creating a safe, supportive space, international facilitator Sally Z. Hare invites you into a space to hear yourself, to make your own hidden wholeness more visible at this time when the world around us feels so divided. Join us in a 90 minute CyberCircle, grounded in the writing… Continue reading "The Courage to be REAL: Circle of Trust® with Sally Hare and Jean Richardson"
    The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria officially inaugurated as 41st Province of the Anglican Communion Posted in: News - By Staff Writer The new Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria takes its name from the history northern Egypt city of Alexandria Photo Credit: Ahmad Ali / Flickr   The former Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa has completed its transition into an autonomous Province of the Anglican Communion. The… Continue reading "The Episcopal / Anglican Province of Alexandria officially inaugurated as 41st Province of the Anglican Communion"
    “Return 2 the River” – Online Gospel Jamboree! Posted in: Podcasts / E-Courses / Online Offerings - On July 1 at 6pm Eastern Time, we “Return 2 the River” with our next online Gospel Jamboree! Hosted by the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop and including a message from the Primate, all are welcome to tune in for this gathering of song, fellowship and prayer. When: Wednesday, July 1, 6pm Eastern Time Where: Facebook,… Continue reading "“Return 2 the River” – Online Gospel Jamboree!"
    Theologian Teresa Berger on the power of digital worship in our times Posted in: Computers - By Anita Norman Teresa Berger (Photo credit: Robert Lisak)     Yale Divinity School’s Teresa Berger was studying the power of digitally mediated practices of worship long before the COVID-19 pandemic closed houses of worship and sent celebrants online. In 2018, Berger published “@ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds,” a study of the ways old and new spiritual… Continue reading "Theologian Teresa Berger on the power of digital worship in our times"
    PWRDF – Short service of prayers and reflection Posted in: Podcasts / E-Courses / Online Offerings - Join PWRDF on Zoom every Thursday at 1 p.m. ET for a short service of prayers and a reflection.   Our guest reflectors have included Primate Linda Nicholls, PWRDF Board member Rev. Canon David Harrison and Wade Zamechek of Village Health Works, our partner in Burundi. Approximately 50 participants have joined in the past weeks… Continue reading "PWRDF – Short service of prayers and reflection"
    Reduced costs, continuing gifts help church avoid employee hour reductions Posted in: Features - By Tali Folkins   Reduced costs for travel, meetings and Anglican Journal distribution, along with continuing support from the dioceses, have allowed the Anglican Church of Canada to avoid cutting work hours of its staff despite challenging times, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard June 13. After the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic… Continue reading "Reduced costs, continuing gifts help church avoid employee hour reductions"
    ‘We are creatures of dust who cry out to God’: Ephraim Radner on pandemic and apocalypse Posted in: Discussion - By Tali Folkins   Within the Anglican Church of Canada, the Rev. Ephraim Radner has become known for giving voice to positions that some find controversial, challenging or, in his words, negative. His public opposition to same-sex marriage in the church, for example, came into focus prior to General Synod’s 2019 vote on the marriage… Continue reading "‘We are creatures of dust who cry out to God’: Ephraim Radner on pandemic and apocalypse"
    34 minute video for the National Indigenous Day of Prayer Posted in: Podcasts / E-Courses / Online Offerings - The Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop and the Communications Department produced a 34 minute video for the National Indigenous Day of Prayer. We offer this video in lieu of the regularly scheduled Tuesday community prayer. We hope you will take the time to watch; it includes many diverse voices and community settings from… Continue reading "34 minute video for the National Indigenous Day of Prayer"
    Facing ‘the Canadian blindness to racism’: A statement from the Black Anglicans of Canada Posted in: News - By Br. Reginald Martin Crenshaw, OHC   Black Anglicans of Canada deplores the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police. For me, as an African American, the brutal murder of George Floyd is the last straw. People of African descent, for our entire 400-year history in America, have been put in… Continue reading "Facing ‘the Canadian blindness to racism’: A statement from the Black Anglicans of Canada"
    Anglican Centre in Rome Launches First Online Studies Posted in: Podcasts / E-Courses / Online Offerings - Although the Centre has reopened its doors after months of lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, strict guidelines on social distancing and restrictions on travel mean that it is difficult at the moment to run conventional courses involving course tutors and students coming together in the Centre’s rooms within the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. Instead, the… Continue reading "Anglican Centre in Rome Launches First Online Studies"
    A letter from Anglican, Lutheran leaders for National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21, 2020 Posted in: Features - A letter from Anglican, Lutheran leaders for National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21, 2020 In a letter from Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald, Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Anglican Church of Canada, and National Bishop Susan Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the three leaders lift up National Indigenous Peoples Day. The Government… Continue reading "A letter from Anglican, Lutheran leaders for National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21, 2020"
    Handbook of the General Synod Posted in: Links - By General Synod Communications   19th Edition, Published 2019 Download the complete Handbook Table of Contents Mission Statement Glossary of Terms Declaration of Principles Constitution of the General Synod Rules of Order and Procedure Canons of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada Canon I Name of the Church Canon II Corporate Seal Canon III The… Continue reading "Handbook of the General Synod"
    Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew Posted in: Links - By Bishop Stephen Andrews Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew Posted on June 12, 2020 Dear Friends in Christ, At the beginning of each summer, millions of people gather on the streets of Toronto and other cities and towns across our great Diocese to celebrate Pride. With bright costumes, joyful music and lots of… Continue reading "Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew"