Archbishop Linda Nicholls


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The dignity of difference

At the 2008 Lambeth Conference, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, then chief rabbi in England, was a guest speaker at one of the plenary sessions.

God is here, God is with us

As I write this, we are still in the  midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. A skiff of snow lies on the ground outside my window.

From the Primate: “Be still and know…”

All around us, creation is waking up from its winter hibernation. Birds have returned from their wintering places; snow is melting; grass is greening; and

Waiting for hope

As a young person in the church, I was taught that the first words to be spoken on Easter morning—and to everyone you met that day—were: “ALLELUIA, CHRIST IS RISEN!” and, in response, “THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA!”

From the Primate: Lamentation as a gift

At a recent meeting those present acknowledged that nothing will ever be the same again, even after the urgency of COVID-19 has passed. In that

From the Primate: ‘Where is God?’

The most challenging question for any person of faith is “Where is God in the midst of suffering?” It is the question that is on

COVID-19 and us

We are facing an unprecedented pandemic in the COVID-19 crisis. Although we have seen serious illnesses emerge in the past 20 years, we have not

Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus

In the fall, the Council of General Synod and the House of Bishops heard the Rev. Neil Elliot’s statistical report.

Glory to God, peace on earth, goodwill to all…

Farmers and shepherds know the patience needed to tend the land or animals, knowing that they cannot control many of the factors they depend on—the sun or rain, the predators or growth. They have endurance and perseverance in the face of uncertainties and also have capacity to see beauty in the world around them in the most ordinary moments.

Tough talk

Of all the topics that we might talk about in the church, our relationship with money is the one that will raise the most comment

What it means to be whole

Some years ago, a group in the diocese of Toronto sought to develop a healing centre similar to that of Burrswood in England. I was

Putting down roots through discernment and discipleship

As complexity increases, the desire for simple answers polarizes communities, making the other “side” an enemy. We live in the midst of the pressures to choose a side and ignore the nuances and complexity of human life in our decisions. Such pressures raise a question: What is our call as Christians?

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