Anglican Journal Staff


Happy Labour Day

The Anglican Journal office will be closed Monday September 7 to celebrate Labour Day.

A Syrian refugee from Aleppo holds his one-month-old daughter after arriving on a dinghy at the Greek island of Lesbos on September 3. Photo: Dimitris Michalaki/Reuters

Church calls for urgent action to address refugee crisis

In tandem with the global outpouring of sorrow over the death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi on September 2, the Anglican Church of Canada issued a statement calling Anglicans to a threefold response to the refugee crisis by bolstering aid, sponsoring refugees, and petitioning the government to increase its own efforts.

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Screen capture from Anglican Video

‘Speak truth to power,’ primate urges Anglicans

The church’s “absolute and unwavering commitment” to addressing the injustices that Canada’s Indigenous people continue to experience is one of the key elements in achieving meaningful reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada has said.

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the Rev. Joanne Mercer (diocese of Central Newfoundland), Penny Noel (diocese of Montreal) and Valerie Bennett (diocese of Montreal) at a banquet prepared by St. John the Evangelist parishioners for Provincial Synod.

Primate hopes marriage canon debates will be respectful

Archbishop Fred Hiltz said he is aware that there is anxiety among Anglicans about how the 2016 General Synod will deal with a motion amending the marriage canon (church law) to allow the marriage of same-sex couples.

The Provincial Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada gathered for its triennial meeting June 25-28.

Examine mission of church, archbishop asks Anglicans

Archbishop Percy Coffin, metropolitan (senior bishop) of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, on June 25 urged Anglicans to examine its mission in the 21st century and to look beyond maintaining the church as an institution.

An estimated 10,000 people joined the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Walk for Reconciliation, which included representatives from various dioceses across Canada. Photo: André Forget

Key recommendations of the TRC report

In its final report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) issued 94 calls to action that it said would “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.”

Walk for Reconciliation videos

Videos taken during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Walk for Reconciliation, May 31, Ottawa.

Northwest Territories sun dancers perform at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Northern National Event held in Inuvik in June 2011. Photo: Marites N. Sison

The next steps forward

As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) wraps up its work this month, the
Anglican Journal asked four Anglicans to reflect on the following questions: Where do you see reconciliation happening between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians now? What needs to happen going forward?

Joint Assembly set for 2019

The Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) will meet together for a second time in a joint assembly to be held in Vancouver in 2019.

The Rev. Megan Collings-Moore, Anglican chaplain at Renison University College, was featured in Big Care on Campus, which won first place in the features category. Photo: Contributed

Journal wins 25 awards

The Anglican Journal received 25 awards, including eight awards of excellence, at the joint convention of the Canadian Church Press (CCP) and Associated Church Press (ACP) held April 27 to May 1 in Toronto.

A mother tends to her injured daughter in Kathmandu, which was among the areas devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25. Photo: UNICEF

PWRDF accepting donations for Nepal earthquake relief

The Anglican Church of Canada’s relief and development arm, Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has released $20,000 to help relief efforts of its partners in Nepal, after a massive earthquake on April 25 killed more than 3,800 people and injured more than 6,500 others.

The former dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ont., Kevin Dixon. Photo: Courtesy of IJM

Former Huron dean assumes new role

Kevin Dixon, former dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ont., diocese of Huron, has joined the International Justice Mission Canada (IJM) as vice-president of operations.

Hayat Abdel Nasser (right) fled the conflict in Syria and took shelter in this refugee camp in Arbat, outside Sulaimaniya, in northern Iraq in 2013. Photo: ACTAlliance/Sarah Malian

Clergy question military mission in Iraq and Syria

Leaders of 23 churches have written to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to express concern about the government’s decision to expand the Canadian military mission against the extremist group ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Photo: Jes via Flickr

Anglican Journal offices closed for Easter

The offices of the Anglican Journal will be closed April 3rd and April 6th for the celebration of Good Friday and Easter. Staff will be back in on Tuesday morning. Have a blessed Triduum!

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