January 20, 2017
Yesterday, January 19, the Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Alvin Fiddler, noted that the Anglican Church of Canada shares responsibility for the crisis in the communities he serves, and especially for the tragic number of young people who have died by suicide. We acknowledge that our past actions have helped to create a legacy of brokenness in some First Nations communities, and we express our willingness, in spite of failings and false starts in the past, to renew our commitment...
January 19, 2017
The following is the third instalment of a multi-part series detailing the work of Anglicans involved in prison ministry. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Visit the Anglican Church of Canada website later this month for future instalments.
Inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre represent a group in transition—...
January 13, 2017
“Lord, keep this nation under your care”
Next week, the eyes and ears of all Americans and indeed many other people around the world will be turned toward Capitol Hill in Washington as Donald Trump takes the Oath of Office as the 45th President of the United States.
Many of course will be rejoicing in his inauguration and eagerly anticipating his administration. Many others are anxious. Given some of the rhetoric in his campaign for...
January 12, 2017
The 2017 Canadian Church Calendar was a collaborative project of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and offered a glimpse into the ministry of both churches across Canada and around the world.
While shifting the focus of the 2017 calendar, we also made several design and content changes which garnered considerable feedback.
January 11, 2017
The following is the second instalment of a multi-part series detailing the work of Anglicans involved in prison ministry. Read Part 1 here. Visit the Anglican Church of Canada website later this month for future instalments.
Ministry in the federal correctional system has undergone numerous changes in recent years that have posed challenges to chaplains. One of the most notable was the decision by the...
January 6, 2017
Dear Friends in Christ,
I greet you in his name and love on this The Feast of the Epiphany. Today we remember the visit of the magi, their adoration of the Christ Child, and the offering of their gifts – gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Church has come to think of them as
“Sacred gifts of mystic meaning
incense doth their...
January 3, 2017
The following is the first instalment of a multi-part series detailing the work of Anglicans involved in prison ministry. Visit the Anglican Church of Canada website in the coming weeks for future instalments.
Anglicans serving as prison chaplains at federal and provincial institutions have seen a multitude of changes impacting their work in recent years. From budget cuts and the adoption of a private contractor model to cultural changes reflecting an ever more pluralistic...
December 27, 2016
The following is part of an ongoing monthly series on congregational development, which features reflections from Anglicans on how they are responding to the challenges facing churches today.
In a constantly changing world, the basic premise of congregational development today remains largely unchanged, according to the Rev. Lynn Uzans.
For Uzans—currently serving as transition minister at First Baptist Church in Halifax and on a part-time basis as vocations...
December 22, 2016
Owned and operated by two religious orders of women in the Solomon Islands—the Anglican Community of the Sisters of the Church and the Community of the Melanesian Sisters—the Christian Care Centre may be one of the most impactful ministries of the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
Approximately two-thirds of women in the Solomon Islands report experiencing some form of domestic violence,...