Lambeth Conference 2020 theme unveiled Posted in: News - By Anglican Communion News Service ACNS March 16, 2018 The theme for the Lambeth Conference in 2020 is to be “God’s Church for God’s World: walking, listening and witnessing together.” Details have been announced on a new web page. A more detailed website is being designed and will go live later this year. The … Continue reading "Lambeth Conference 2020 theme unveiled"
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund New Youth Resource! Posted in: Links - PWRDF’s Youth Council proudly presents Making a Difference, a devotional resource that looks at development and relief issues around the world. Guided by Christian faith, the devotional demonstrates how PWRDF -- with its partners -- supports preventive health, food security, micro-finance and more. Digital version only. Download a copy ______________________________________________________________ The Primate's World Relief and Development … Continue reading "The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund New Youth Resource!"
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund Annual Resources 2018 Posted in: Links - PWRDF’s 2018 resources will focus on the impact of our programs on women, their families and their communities. We will have some returning favourites and new pieces. We offer promotional and educational materials in both printed and downloadable formats. Please read our invitation to order resources and download the 2018 resources order form. Delivery begins … Continue reading "The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund Annual Resources 2018"
Refugee Rights Day, April 4, 2018 Posted in: Links - The Canadian Council for Refugees marks the advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada, while informing people about the threats to those rights. Learn more here. ______________________________________________________________ The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund Update, March 14, 2018
World Water Day, March 22, 2018 Posted in: Links - PWRDF supports Sustainable Development Goal #6, to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030. Read more about World Water Day initiatives around the world here. ______________________________________________________________ The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund Update, March 14, 2018
Are ‘thoughts and prayers’ enough? Some Anglicans reflect Posted in: Discussion - By Tali Folkins March 14, 2018 Members of Teens for Gun Reform, an organization created by students in the Washington, D.C. area, in the wake of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., stage a rally outside the White House. Photo: Lorie Shaull/Wikimedia Commons There’s value in praying … Continue reading "Are ‘thoughts and prayers’ enough? Some Anglicans reflect"
Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: ‘Living prayer’ by praying with beads Posted in: Features - The author's prayer beads are crafted out of blue stone beads from New Hampshire, a Russian bead from a friend and beads from one of her mother’s old necklaces. Photo by Jessamyn Rubio By Gretchen E. Ziegenhals Managing director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity Praying with beads provides a steady discipline -- a shape and a frequency … Continue reading "Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: ‘Living prayer’ by praying with beads"
Special Report On Prayer Posted in: Features - How do you pray? Why do you pray? What is prayer? If God is all-knowing, why should we pray? We will explore these questions and more in this series on prayer. Read more... What is prayer, and why do we pray? Features Tali Folkins - March 12, 2018 Photo: A3PF Family/Shutterstock Some people, if asked, … Continue reading "Special Report On Prayer"
A journey into prayer Posted in: Features - By Marites N. Sison March 12, 2018 One in five Canadians say they pray daily. Photo: Bryan Minear/unsplash.com (This article also appears in the April 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) Kneeling, hands folded, eyes fixed on the church altar. Sitting by the window, Bible in hand, reading quietly as a candle flickers on the … Continue reading "A journey into prayer"
What is prayer, and why do we pray? Posted in: Features - By Tali Folkins March 12, 2018 Photo: A3PF Family/Shutterstock Some people, if asked, would probably say that prayer means asking for something, and indeed the Oxford Canadian Dictionary defines prayer as “a solemn request or thanksgiving to God or an object of worship.” The word itself comes from the Latin prex, which can mean not … Continue reading "What is prayer, and why do we pray?"
Suggestions for the oral proclamation of Scripture Posted in: Features - iStock/ArtistCapture By Christine Parton Burkett Visiting professor of speech, Duke Divinity School Improve public reading with practice and feedback. And don’t be afraid to overdo it a bit. Monday, December 20, 2010 Speech coach Christine Parton Burkett offers the following ideas for fresh delivery of familiar readings: • Allow ample time and opportunity to practice … Continue reading "Suggestions for the oral proclamation of Scripture"
Encountering the sacred at the Mount Posted in: Features - Photo: BG Smith/Shutterstock Encountering the sacred at the Mount By Wayne Holst March 9, 2018 A favourite Lenten discipline is the annual silent retreat that members and friends of my home congregation undertake at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre, 25 kilometres west of Calgary. This was our fifth year. Our numbers average about two dozen. … Continue reading "Encountering the sacred at the Mount"
Anglicans across the Communion united for women’s rights and gender equality Posted in: General, Reviews - By Matt Gardner Thursday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day. In countries around the world, rallies, celebrations and demonstrations will be held to acknowledge the achievements and the struggle that women experience for equal rights. For Anglicans, the global nature of the struggle for women’s rights and gender equality is reflected through networks in … Continue reading "Anglicans across the Communion united for women’s rights and gender equality"
Hong Kong prepares to welcome thousands of young people for international Taize pilgrimage Posted in: General, Reviews - Posted on: March 9, 2018 Thousands of young adults from around the world will gather in Hong Kong in August for a five-day Taize Pilgrimage of Trust and Reconciliation. The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (HKSKH) – the Anglican Church in Honk Kong – has joined with the Catholic Church and the Hong Kong Christian … Continue reading "Hong Kong prepares to welcome thousands of young people for international Taize pilgrimage"