The meaning of self-determination: Indigenous Anglican leaders envision future church

By Matt Gardner June 19, 2019 When members of General Synod gather in Vancouver this July, they will vote on an amendment that could give life to a self-determining Indigenous church within the Anglican Church of Canada.  The proposed amendment to Canon XXII would allow the National Indigenous Ministry to make changes to matters specified by the canon without consulting General Synod; bestow the title of archbishop upon … Continue reading “The meaning of self-determination: Indigenous Anglican leaders envision future church”

Indigenous marriage talk may ease tensions

By Tali Folkins December 7, 2018 As the November meeting of Council of General Synod (CoGS)approached, it was clear that the same-sex marriage debate and the Indigenous Anglican community would be the two biggest agenda items. After all, they’ve been the Anglican Church of Canada’s twin obsessions for many years now, and debate on both … Continue reading “Indigenous marriage talk may ease tensions”

How would amended marriage canon affect self-determining Indigenous church, Sacred Circle asks

By Tali Folkins August 15, 2018 The Rev. Manasee Ulayuk, diocese of the Arctic, addresses Sacred Circle Wednesday, August 8. Photo: Tali Folkins   Shortly before it concluded its business Friday, August 10, the ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle offered a number of suggestions, questions and concerns to the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) … Continue reading “How would amended marriage canon affect self-determining Indigenous church, Sacred Circle asks”

National Indigenous Anglican bishop meets Pope Francis

By Tali Folkins June 22, 2018 Pope Francis, left, shakes hands with Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and president for North America of the World Council of Churches (WCC), right, after a WCC event Thursday, June 21. Behind them is WCC General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC   In a personal highlight … Continue reading “National Indigenous Anglican bishop meets Pope Francis”