The Anglican Journal welcomes André Forget as its new staff writer and social media lead.
Forget has been writing a monthly column on film for the Gazette, the monthly newspaper of the Anglican diocese of Quebec. His prior experience with Anglican publications includes starting a quarterly publication Via Media for St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg and co-founding and running The Catholic Commons, which he describes as “a blog on Christianity and politics informed by the theology of the social gospel.”
He is also the managing editor of Whether Magazine, a monthly online publication that covers culture, art, politics, philosophy, science and theology.
“The opportunity to continue developing not only a strong social media presence but a distinct social media voice that can reach out to a new readership is part of what makes me so excited about this position,” Forget told the Anglican Journal. “My work with Whether has really driven home how vital it is to be in constant contact with one’s followers and community, and how powerful a tool this can be when used properly.”
Serving as the people’s warden at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields in Toronto has, he says, not only given him a view of the workings of the diocese of Toronto but also “of the Anglican Church of Canada as a whole and an appreciation for how diverse [Anglicans] really are.”
After growing up in Mount Forest, Ont., Forget completed a BA in English literature from the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg and an MA in English literature from Dalhousie University.
Forget has also worked as an English-as-a-second-language teacher in Canada as well as in Istanbul, Turkey, for a year.