Primate to lead Canadian delegation to World Religions Summit

Published January 11, 2010

Chateauguay, MontrealArchbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has accepted an invitation to lead the Canadian delegation to the 2010 World Religions Summit to be held in Winnipeg this June.

About 100 faith leaders are gathering to pray and hold leaders of G8, the world’s richest countries, to their pledges of support for the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Religions Summit is being held June 21-23, just prior to the G8 Summit scheduled June 24 to 26 in Muskoka, Ont.

Archbishop Hiltz said he accepted the invitation extended by the general secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches, Karen Hamilton, because of the church’s commitment around issues of poverty, peace, and the environment. “I view the invitation as a compliment to the Anglican Church and our church’s commitment to mission and the repair of the world,” he told the House of Bishops, which met here Jan. 5 to 7.

Churches have lamented the G8’s lack of progress in honouring commitments to the MDGs. The goals, which targets achievement by 2015, includes addressing issues around war, poverty, illiteracy, disease, gender inequality, child mortality and the environment.


  • Marites N. Sison

    Marites (Tess) Sison was editor of the Anglican Journal from August 2014 to July 2018, and senior staff writer from December 2003 to July 2014. An award-winning journalist, she has more that three decades of professional journalism experience in Canada and overseas. She has contributed to The Toronto Star and CBC Radio, and worked as a stringer for The New York Times.

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