Art Babych


Ottawa churches mark Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Representatives of five social justice ministries in Ottawa took turns offering prayers for liberation from bondage at an ecumenical worship service January 21 marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an international Christian ecumenical event observed annually January 18 to 25.

Primate promotes WCC child protection initiative

The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada is hoping Anglicans across the country will give a “strong endorsement” to the initiative of the World Council of Churches (WCC) aimed at promoting child protection.

Jerusalem primate named canon of Ottawa cathedral

Archbishop Suheil Dawani, primate of the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, has been appointed *Canon of St. James of Jerusalem for Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa.

Archives ‘important for Anglicans today’

The truth is revealed in the “musty documents” of church archive collections, says Harry Huskins, executive archdeacon of the Anglican diocese of Algoma. “And it

The Ontario Indian Residential School Support Services (OIRSSS) team. OIRSSS has Resolution Health Support and Cultural Support Workers in branches in central Ontario, northwest Ontario, southwest Ontario, as well as the far North, with the main branch located in Batchewana, Ont. Photo: OIRSSS

Reconciliation in Algoma: Moving to the next level

Much has been reported about the abuses experienced by students in Indian residential schools, but a new project launched with the help of the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation aims to help survivors and their families move on in their healing journey.

Pilgrimage walkers at the Prime Minister’s Office, waiting to present a letter and gifts for Prime Minister Trudeau. Photo: Chris Harrison

Anglicans back Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights

Organized by the Mennonite Church Canada and the Christian Peacemaker Teams, the 600-kilometre “Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights” from Kitchener, Ont., to Ottawa had the support of several Anglican clergy, parishioners and churches.

Blair Seaborn, chair of Restoration 120, and Dean Shane Parker pose before a window at Christ Church Cathedral showing an area in need of urgent repair. Photo: Art Babych

Major restoration in store for Ottawa cathedral

Christ Church in Ottawa marks its 120th anniversary as a cathedral this year, but along with the celebrations comes word that the heritage church is urgently in need of repair.

Chinese-born human rights activist and Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin was keynote speaker at the 6th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom in Ottawa April 3. Photo: Art Babych

China remains fearful of religious freedom, forum told

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that China’s leaders are “deeply fearful of any manifestation of religious belief,” since it is “perpetually insecure about its hold on power,” said David Mulroney, Canada’s former ambassador to China.

Nenita Condez, Indigenous peoples leader, and Bishop Antonio Ablon of the Philippines at a news conference on Parliament Hill March 23. Photo: Art Babych

Filipino group urges Canada to hold mining companies accountable

A delegation from the Philippines that includes an Anglican bishop wants the government to appoint an ombudsperson to monitor Canadian mining operations overseas and to support formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front.

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