October 27, 2016
- Looking forward to a Korea Peace Treaty, a blog post from Catherine Christie of the United Church in Canada. Presbyterian and Reformed churches around the world, throughout history, have preserved sacred music through choral singing. For the last... Read More
October 25, 2016
The epidemic of suicide casts a shadow over many Indigenous communities across Canada. Young people are particularly at risk, with First Nations youth being five to seven times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous youth, according to Health Canada.
The need to prevent future suicides and to heal grieving communities prompted the establishment of the Suicide Prevention Program within the...
October 22, 2016
[Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] During its Oct. 20-22 meeting here the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.
Executive Committee of Executive Council actions ratified at this meeting
• Designate a portion of the total compensation paid to the Rev. Charles Allen Wynder Jr. as clergy housing allowance...
October 18, 2016
Archimandrite Alexander [Pihach], 64, was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery here on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and Canada presided at his Funeral and the Divine Liturgy that preceded interment.
As reported earlier, Archimandrite Alexander, a Saskatoon native, unexpectedly...
The Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 brought economic inequality and its attendant social ills to the forefront of public conversation, marked by its language of the ‘99 per cent’ and the wealthiest one per cent. Five years later, the questions raised by the movement continue to resonate.
Within the Anglican Church of Canada, the need to consider these economic realities found expression during the 2010-2013 triennium through the Faith, Worship, and Ministry committee. Addressing...
October 14, 2016
Unique challenges face many Indigenous people seeking access to health-care services in Canada. Systemic racism and other forms of discrimination form a poisonous cocktail that creates barriers to treatment including a disregard of Indigenous voices and lived experiences. This can impact the quality of care and discourage many Aboriginal people from pursuing care at all.
In the interior of British Columbia, barriers facing Indigenous people’s access to health care became a focus of...
A pair of North American Christian denominations, the United Church of Christ and the United Church of Canada, are calling on baseball fans to support the cause of justice and reconciliation for Native peoples — and push the Cleveland baseball team to finally change its name and logo.