July 23, 2016
You know, God, that I am tired, I am sick and tired, of regularly writing these reflections. I do so because I am bishop for these lands. My heart goes out once again to a city battered and mauled by a kid with a gun. A few days ago, another town, Würzburg, and a boy with an axe. Last week it was a guy with a truck. Before that, with a knife, killing a mother and father in front of their three-year-old son. Before that, it was Brussels. And Paris. And Paris. And Toulouse.
July 20, 2016
- B’nai B’rith International welcomes the renewal of formal diplomatic ties between Israel and the Republic of Guinea. In 1967, Guinea, a predominantly Muslim country, cut formal relations with the Jewish state. Earlier today in Paris, Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold met with Guinea’s Ibrahim Khalil Kaba, chief of staff to President Alpha Condé, to sign a document reestablishing official ties between the two...
July 13, 2016
Our cathedral recently installed an outdoor exhibit highlighting gun violence. Its appearance eerily coincided with last week’s sad events. Like everyone, I’ve been reflecting on the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and then the five policemen in Dallas: Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa. It is relentlessly being brought home to us that as a nation we are being...
July 10, 2016
Members of General Synod gathered in the Grand York Ballroom of the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites in Richmond Hill, Ontario to begin the third day of General Synod 2016.
Morning Prayers and Reflections
Following an opening hymn and prayer, artist Elizabeth Adams led a Bible study in which members of General Synod read Isaiah 43 three times and noted their own perceptions of the passage.
Marriage Canon Neighbourhood...
July 8, 2016
Bless this holy meeting.
Make it, O God,
a base for holiness and hospitality,
a base for grace
a base for peace
a base for mission
Through Jesus Christ
and in the power
of the Holy Spirit”
(Adapted Prayer for Lambeth Conference 1998)
From all over this great country we have gathered to be the 41st Session...
July 7, 2016
July 5, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] The next World Mission Conference of the WCC will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018, it was announced last week. The decision was one of a number taken by the ecumenical body’s Central Committee on a myriad of themes during its recent meeting in Trondheim, Norway.
More than 700 Christians from churches around the world are expected to gather around the theme “Moving in the...
July 3, 2016
June 30, 2016
June 28, 2016
- B’nai B’rith International Geneva representative Klaus Netter delivered a public statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that rejected the distortions that are common at the UNHRC when discussion turns to Israel. Netter also...