June 2024 Issue

Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada (left) will retire September 15 with Archbishop Anne Germond, metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario to step in as acting primate. Photos: Anglican Communion Office; Kevin Doonan

Nicholls to retire Sept. 15; Germond to step in as acting primate

Two vacant positions filled in Indigenous Ministries

Two key Indigenous Ministries staff positions have been filled with the hiring of the Rev. Rosalyn Elm as coordinator and ...
In this still from Season 3, Jesus of Nazareth (Jonathan Roumie) lays hands on Veronica (Zhaleh Vossough), healing her from a bleeding disorder that would have marked her as unclean in first-century Judea. Photo: Courtesy of The Chosen

The Chosen: Writers approach task with ‘fear and trembling, but also anticipation’

Fleshing out the gospel accounts of Jesus’ disciples, the TV series The Chosen adapts the bedrock of Christianity as a high-production-value drama. To do so, ...

‘A sense of the person’: Intimacy seen as vital in fragmented landscape of online media

Second in a two-part series The Rev. Daniel Brereton, incumbent at St. John’s Dixie Anglican Church in Mississauga, Ont., has ...
For Richard Liu, finding a home in Christianity meant first finding somewhere he could safely question it. Photo: Sean Frankling

Beyond the pew: trying to reach Canadians at a time of waning familiarity with Christianity

As the Anglican Church of Canada sets the church up for a renewed focus on evangelism with a discipleship and evangelism task force, it faces ...
Dancers perform at a Black Heritage Celebration Service February 2020 in Toronto. One of the conference’s goals is to examine how worship can represent more of the diverse backgrounds of Anglicans, including styles that involve more expression through movement, says Berringer. Photo: Michael Hudson

Conference to examine inclusivity in liturgy

Meeting in Regina this summer for the first time since before the pandemic, the National Worship Conference will examine how church liturgy and worship practices ...
Some of the biggest problems facing the world today are rooted in the false idea that humans are egoists by nature, writes the author. Photo: Prazis Images

We’re good, right? Rethinking a foundational era and idea

Two cheers for the Enlightenment, the great European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries. It bequeathed very real and substantial improvements in the ...
"As the 1970s-era bumper sticker puts it, 'God isn’t finished with me yet'" Image: Rowley/Shutterstock Composite

Thoughts on a change of season

On Sept. 15 I am beginning a transition of vocation after almost 39 years of ordained ministry. I will still be an ordained bishop but ...
"Help us human beings to lay to rest the weapons of word and hand, and instead lift up the feather of prayer and love." Photo: Ondrej Posicky/Shutterstock

A call to ‘lift up the feather of prayer and love’

Creator God, we the children of your creation lift our prayer for those whose voices have been silenced, for those lost to the struggles of ...

Conference explores discipleship and church vitality

During You Are Leaven, conference attendees discussed definitions of spiritual formation, talked about how to promote it and participated in hands-on workshops teaching skills designed ...

Interfaith climate activists arrested at RBC sit-in protest

Toronto police arrested nine interfaith climate activists, including an Anglican deacon, at a downtown Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) branch ...

Decolonizing hopes emerged at 1963 Anglican Congress—but Global North still dominates Communion, MRI at 60 conference hears

Held as a wave of decolonization swept the former British Empire, the 1963 Toronto Anglican Congress proclaimed the commitment of ...

Primate to retire Sept. 15

Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, plans to retire effective Sept. 15, she announced April 9. In a letter to the ...
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