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The more than 3.3 million people who have fled the violence in Syria represent overwhelming human need, but the response from Canada has been underwhelming, according to groups working to bring refugees into the country.
The Metropolitan Council of Cuba (MCC), which has overseen the Episcopal Church of Cuba since the embargo of 1960 made travel and communication between the Cuban church and the church in the United States almost impossible, has released a statement of thanksgiving for the normalization of American-Cuban relations.
A few years ago, an English bishop suggested adding a bucket of fresh manure to the traditional Christmas decorations in churches, to remind people what the first Christmas was really like.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, recently met with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and discussed the progress of developments in the Canadian church such as the Commission on the Marriage Canon and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC).
John Mihevc, a manager at KAIROS Canada and a tireless advocate for ecumenical, social and ecological justice, died from cancer on December 21.
In the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Gardner killings, my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with pictures and articles and thoughts from friends in the Episcopal Church of the United States.
It was 8 p.m. on December 22, the day after Toronto’s catastrophic 2013 ice storm.
The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) has urged the Anglican Church of Canada not to amend its marriage canon (church law) to allow the marriage of same-sex couples, saying such a move would “cause great distress for the Communion as a whole, and for its ecumenical relationships.”
Following U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision Dec. 17 to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba after 54 years, the leadership of the Episcopal Church of Cuba released a statement thanking God for the repatriation of prisoners to both countries and thanking the churches in the United States for the “bridges of hope” they affirmed during the decades of separation.