Anglican Journal Staff



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!

Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu March 13, causing widespread destruction. Aid groups have described it as one of the worst natural disasters in the South Pacific island chain in history. Photo: ACT for Peace

PWRDF sends aid to Vanuatu

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) announced an initial grant of $20,000 in relief funds for the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam caused massive destruction on March 13.

Some of the primates and their wives with members of the standing committee who attended a recent two-day meeting of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa in Claremont, South Africa. Photo: CAPA/Anglican Communion

African primates issue statement on sexuality

The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) has urged Anglican churches in the West to “refrain from making unilateral decisions” regarding human sexuality, saying it will further divisions in the Anglican Communion.

The Rev. Neale S. Bennet co-leads the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island’s vision strategy and support team on Building Healthy Leadership. Photo: Contributed

AST names new president

The Rev. Neale S. Bennet, an Anglican priest from the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, has been appointed the next president of the Halifax-based Atlantic School of Theology (AST).

Bishop Bob Townshend mourned

Bishop Charles Robert (Bob) Townshend, retired suffragan bishop of the diocese of Huron, died on March 13 at the age of 77, after a lifetime of service in parish, diocesan and national church ministries, as well as on the boards of many educational institutions.

A Christian woman is comforted as she grieves for a family member killed in suicide bombings of two churches in Lahore, Pakistan. Photo: REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Welby offers prayers for church bombing victims

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken via cell phone to those mourning the victims of suicide bombings of two churches in Lahore, Pakistan, at a funeral service on March 16.

Funding constraints forced the World Food Program to suspend rations to refugees in Egypt in early December. An emergency fundraising campaign allowed the WFP to resume distribution of food vouchers, but in 2015, the WFP was again forced to reduce their monthly value from US$24 to US$16. Photo: World Food Programme

PWRDF sends extra money to Egypt for Syrian refugees

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has sent an additional $21,000 to its long-time partner, Refuge Egypt, to help care for an influx of Syrian refugees who have fled to Cairo, adding to the already large population of refugees in the city, mostly from Sudan and South Sudan.

The primate has assured Coptic Christians in Canada of the Anglican Church of Canada's prayers for the Egyptian Coptic Christians executed in Libya. Photo: Dudva/Wikimedia Commons

Anglican leaders express solidarity with Coptic Church

Anglican Church of Canada leaders have expressed their solidarity and offered prayers to the Coptic Church following the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya.

Jair Melchior, Denmark’s Chief Rabbi, consoles a woman at a memorial site for victims of the deadly attacks in front of a synagogue in Krystalgade (Crystal Street) in central Copenhagen. Photo: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Welby calls for prayer in wake of terror attacks

In the aftermath of separate incidents of violence in Denmark, Libya and Nigeria this past weekend, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has issued a statement calling for “deep compassion for the bereaved and killed” and prayers for world peace.

The Lenten season, which starts on Ash Wednesday, is traditionally observed as a period of fasting, prayer and reflection on the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. Photo: Bakhur Nick

An online journey into Lent

The Anglican Church of Canada has created a web page with a wide range of resources to help Canadian Anglicans observe Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter.

At least 250,000 Canadians are homeless, and one in seven live in poverty. Dignity for All wants to change that. Photo: Geo Swan/Wikimedia Commons

Church supports national anti-poverty campaign

Faith groups, including the Anglican Church of Canada, have thrown their support behind Dignity for All, a national campaign that urges Ottawa to legislate an anti-poverty plan that will address the plight of 4.8 million Canadians who struggle to make ends meet.

A woman holds a placard, Je Suis Charlie (I am Charlie), during a vigil that paid tribute to the victims of an attack by gunmen at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Religious leaders condemn Paris attack

Religious leaders around the world today swiftly condemned an attack on the Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo.Twelve people were killed and 10 others injured by gunmen, believed tobe Islamist extremists, who stormed the magazine’s offices.

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