March 27, 2017
Raised by his grandparents in northern Saskatchewan, the Rev. Samuel Halkett never attended a residential school.
“I was one of the lucky ones,” said Halkett, who grew up speaking Cree and worked as a Cree language instructor before becoming an Anglican priest. “That’s the only language I knew,” he added. “And it’s the culture I lived through with my grandparents.”
Tragically, the ability to speak one’s own language was a right denied to many survivors of the Indian residential...
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Depuis neuf mois, deux leaders religieux anglicans – à savoir l’archevêque de Cantorbéry et le primat de l’Église épiscopale – se sont invités dans le débat public.
Ils ont appelés les anglicans à la mobilisation : lors du synode général de l’église d’Angleterre pour...
March 24, 2017
March 23, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, has described the former Archbishop of Toronto,Terence Edward Finlay, who has died at the age of 79, as “one of the Canadian Church’s most widely and highly respected leaders.”
March 22, 2017
Pastor Kevin DeRaaf has been appointed as the new Regional Mission Leader for eastern Canada for the New Mission Agency.
March 21, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Canada has sent a strongly worded open letter, expressing dismay over a Conservative senator’s recent defense of the Indian Residential Schools system. Earlier this month, Sen. Lynn Beyak criticized the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for letting the negative aspects of the schools system overshadow...
It is with great sadness that our Church mourns the death of one of its most widely and highly respected leaders, Terence Edward Finlay. In the course of his ordained ministry which spanned almost fifty-six years, he was known as Father, Archdeacon, Bishop, Archbishop, The Primate’s Envoy for Residential Schools, Co-Chair of the Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice, Liaison Bishop to the Mission to Seafarers Canada, and Chaplain to the National House of Bishops. No...
March 20, 2017
Dear Senator Beyak:
Not only in the Red Chamber on Parliament Hill, but across the country, many people – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – were dismayed by your remarks. You said “I was disappointed in the TRC’s Report and that it didn’t focus on the good,” associated with Residential Schools. Had you, Senator, made these remarks within a discussion of the TRC’s Report, your comments might have been less shocking.
Senator Beyak, you are quite right in saying that for a...
March 16, 2017
[Anglican Journal] People of many faiths met twice early in March in Vancouver to show support for one another at two well-attended public meetings that celebrated diversity and took a stand against acts of hatred.
Both gatherings were in reaction to concerns about an upsurge in anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other forms of social conflict that seem to have accompanied the inauguration of the new administration in the United States.