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The good news about bad news

(This article first appeared in the June 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) It’s a question that never gets old. Why do media, including the

A journey into prayer

(This article also appears in the April 2018 issue of the Anglican Journal.) Kneeling, hands folded, eyes fixed on the church altar. Sitting by the

What happens when a church closes?

By now it has sadly become a familiar story that we hear about or read in the news—a church is being closed, deconsecrated and put

Anglican Journal regrets error

The Anglican Journal regrets a significant error that appeared in the story, Diocese of Brandon denies breach of duty in sex assault lawsuit, published on

The arrival of God’s love

(This editorial first appeared in the December issue of the Anglican Journal.) Christmas is upon us. For some, it hasn’t come soon enough—that time of

It cannot be business as usual

(This article first appeared in the October issue of the Anglican Journal) Statements of condemnation have been issued. Prayers have been said and rallies for

Will you drop us a line?

“I am 96—so if I don’t reply next year—I’m probably gone to be with God.”

Letters to the Editor, June 2017

Synodical government ‘has served church well’ Bishop Mark MacDonald notes similarities between synodical and parliamentary government, wondering whether this model is appropriate for church governance

As long as there are those who feel that it is their duty to protect the church’s image rather than come to the aid of God’s most vulnerable, children will continue to be at risk. Photo: PhotoDonato/Shutterstock

Challenging a culture of silence

In March, Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its initial report on how Australian institutions—including churches, schools, sports clubs and government organizations—have responded to allegations of child sexual abuse.

"Our Creator put us here on earth. He gave us different languages to use," says John Mosquito of the Nekaneet First Nation. Image: Goldenarts/Shutterstock

So-kaa-de-se-win* (The power of language)

Esther Wesley once attended a Sunday service at St. Alban’s Anglican Cathedral in Prince Albert, Sask., and could hardly believe it when she heard the entire congregation sing The Doxology in Cree.

As the battle for Aleppo intensifies, Toronto activists stage a rally Dec. 14 calling for the protection of civilians. The UN human rights office says it has received reports of civilians being killed, “either by intense bombardment or summary execution by pro-government forces.” Photo: M. Sison

Where’s the world’s outrage for Syria?

“What would make you care about Aleppo?” A CNN article carried this headline on its website in October, at the height of the Syrian and Russian military assault on east Aleppo, where about 275,000 civilians were trapped inside rebel- held parts of the city.

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A place of ‘sober second thought’

This month, the new members of Council of General Synod (CoGS)—who will help govern the church for the 2016-2019 triennium— meet for the first time.

Is it enough to simply remember and pray for the homeless and poor this Thanksgiving? Photo: Shutterstock

‘The hunger for justice’

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, some of us may decide to compose our own prayers.

In the aftermath of the same-sex marriage vote, relationships will need to be rebuilt-among bishops, among dioceses and among members. Photo: lightspring/ Shutterstock

Hard work lies ahead

In summing up General Synod’s debate and vote on same-sex marriage last July, Primate Fred Hiltz concluded:

“We have been deeply divided over the solemnizing of same-sex marriage for a very long time. That has not changed.”

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What do you do during tough times?


Anglican Journal
interviewed some members of General Synod 2016 about how they will cope if deliberations at their meeting get heated.

The church at its worst, or best?

Fasten your seatbelts, folks. It’s going to be a bumpy ride at General Synod 2016.

This, more or less, is what Canadian Anglicans have been telling one another.