Archbishop of Cape Town marks anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s first speech as a free man Posted in: Features - Posted on: February 13, 2018 The spot at Bishopcourt – the official residence of the Archbishops of Cape Town – where Nelson Mandela first addressed the world’s media as a freeman, has been marked with a commemorative plaque. Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years of captivity on 11 February 1990. He spent … Continue reading "Archbishop of Cape Town marks anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s first speech as a free man"
Primate asks for Lenten prayers for Congo, South Sudan Posted in: News - By Tali Folkins February 16, 2018 A displaced child draws on a board in the Fitisaf refugee camp, in Kalemie, the capital of Tanganyika, in eastern Congo. About 3.9 million Congolese have been displaced by violence and conflict since 2015. Photo: Gabriel Vockel/UNICEF Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, is … Continue reading "Primate asks for Lenten prayers for Congo, South Sudan"
Anglican leaders pay tribute to iconic evangelist Billy Graham Posted in: News - By ACNS February 21, 2018 U.S. evangelist Billy Graham died this morning. He was 99. Photo: Anthony Correia/Shutterstock The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has led tributes from Anglican leaders to the iconic U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who died today at his home in North Carolina, aged 99. Born in November 1918, Graham became … Continue reading "Anglican leaders pay tribute to iconic evangelist Billy Graham"
The Revd Dr Justin Lewis-Anthony to be deputy director of Anglican Centre in Rome Posted in: News - Posted on: December 21, 2017 The Revd Dr Justin Lewis-Anthony will become deputy director of the Anglican Centre in Rome from 1 February 2018 Photo Credit: The Anglican Centre in Rome The Anglican Centre in Rome has announced the appointment of a new deputy director, the Revd Dr Justin Lewis-Anthony, to succeed the Revd Marcus … Continue reading "The Revd Dr Justin Lewis-Anthony to be deputy director of Anglican Centre in Rome"
Archbishop of Canterbury calls for greater Anglican Communion say in selection of successor Posted in: News - By ACNS (Anglican Communion News Service) February 09, 2018 Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the 2016 Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Lusaka. Photo: Anglican Archives The primates of the Anglican Communion should have a greater say in the appointments of future Archbishops of Canterbury, the current Archbishop, Justin Welby, said Thursday, … Continue reading "Archbishop of Canterbury calls for greater Anglican Communion say in selection of successor"
Church has ‘something to offer’ the #MeToo movement Posted in: Discussion - By Joelle Kidd February 8, 2018 Participants urge support for women's rights at the Women's March in San Francisco, Jan. 20, 2018. Photo: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock When two investigative journalists from the New York Times broke the story of movie executive Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged sexual misconduct against employees and peers in the … Continue reading "Church has ‘something to offer’ the #MeToo movement"
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Lent begins February 14 Posted in: Links - By Joelle Kidd February 08, 2018 Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is marked by the imposition of ashes in the form of a cross on the foreheads of the faithful. Photo: Penwin/Shutterstock “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19). These are the words that Christians … Continue reading "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Lent begins February 14"
Douglas John Hall – Developing intelligent faith in a Canadian context Posted in: Features - By Wayne Holst January 17, 2018 Douglas John Hall, a Luther scholar, has championed respect for the classical/ecumenical Christian traditions. Photo: Contributed In previous columns, I have celebrated the special contributions to Canadian theology of Herbert O’Driscoll (Anglican, Victoria) and William Hordern (Lutheran, deceased, Saskatoon, Sask). In this column, I want to honour the witness … Continue reading "Douglas John Hall – Developing intelligent faith in a Canadian context"
Moosonee School of Ministry finishes its first year Posted in: News - By Joelle Kidd January 19, 2018 Moosonee School of Ministry students gather in Cochrane, Ont., for a long weekend of lectures and worship. Photo: Archdeacon Deborah Lonergan-Freake On a Saturday night in October, inside Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Cochrane, Ont., a gospel jamboree was in full swing. “Almost everyone was playing a musical instrument … Continue reading "Moosonee School of Ministry finishes its first year"
A move to part-time clergy sparks innovation in congregations Posted in: Features - Layperson Muriel Dufendach, left, shares a laugh with the Rev. Carol Walton after a service at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Henderson, Nevada. Dufendach carries out some traditionally priestly functions, such as presiding at the weekday Eucharist. Photo by Ronda Churchill By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Journalist and UCC minister Although church leaders often worry that switching from … Continue reading "A move to part-time clergy sparks innovation in congregations"
New animator for ecumenical, interfaith relations named Posted in: News - By Tali Folkins on July 21, 2017 The Rev. Scott Sharman, the Anglican Church of Church of Canada’s animator for ecumenical and interfaith relations, says God created the church to call people to “a way of dialogue and learning rather than rivalry and tension.” Photo: Contributed The Anglican Church of Canada will have, starting this fall, … Continue reading "New animator for ecumenical, interfaith relations named"
PWRDF provides $5k to Territory of the People for wildfire relief Posted in: Links - By Tali Folkins on July, 20 2017 A recent post on Twitter shows smoke rising from wildfires in British Columbia’s Central Interior. Images: Andy Witteman The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the Anglican Church of Canada’s relief and development agency, is making an immediate contribution of $5,000 to help the Territory of the People … Continue reading "PWRDF provides $5k to Territory of the People for wildfire relief"
Anglican pilgrims growing closer in the Holy Land Posted in: General, Reviews - Posted By Archbishop Paul Kwong 21 July 2017 This blog is a bit overdue because I decided to wait until I came back to Hong Kong after the Anglican Communion Pilgrimage to the Holy Land before I blogged. The pilgrimage with a theme “Intentional Discipleship in a World of Difference” which took place on 24th … Continue reading "Anglican pilgrims growing closer in the Holy Land"
Campus chaplains meet to discuss common concerns Posted in: General, Reviews - Posted on: July 21, 2017 Chaplains pose with Anglican Foundation "Hope Bears." (L-R) The Rev. Hilton Gomes, the Rev. Andrea Budgey, Canon Megan Collings-Moore, the Rev. Ruth Dantzer, the Rev. Lisa Chisholm-Smith, the Rev. Christopher Kelly and the Rev. Jean-Daniel Williams meet with Ryan Weston, the national church’s lead animator of public witness for social … Continue reading "Campus chaplains meet to discuss common concerns"