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.
October 12, 2016
October 7, 2016
- B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International is opening its Disaster Relief Fund to provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Matthew living in the United States, Haiti and Cuba. Hurricane Matthew started as a tropical storm in the mid-Atlantic and quickly rose to hurricane status, travelling up the coast.
The catastrophic hurricane has...
October 5, 2016
October 3, 2016
[Anglican Journal] After three years spent in intense debate over a resolution to allow the marriage of same-sex couples, the House of Bishops intends to shift its focus to “evangelism and discipleship and mission” in the next triennium, says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, following the house’s September 22-27 meeting in Winnipeg.
“In the last number of years…the vast majority of our time in meetings was consumed by conversations about...