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July 1, 2013

Part of the Joint Assembly of representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is a public witness event on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill on July 6. The event will focus on access to clean water....

May 7, 2013

[Anglican Journal] Bishop Michael Bird of the Diocese of Niagara has filed a defamation lawsuit with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against blogger David Jenkins. The suit alleges that, in his blog Anglican Samizdat, Jenkins has...

March 25, 2013

Activist Vidalina Morales is traveling across Canada discussing mining issues in her home country of El Salvador. Photo: Council of Canadians [Anglican Journal] When El Salvadoran anti-mining activist Vidalina Morales de Gámez...

April 25, 2012

Photographs, taken by sex trade workers, are sold by silent auction at The Exposure Project fundraising event at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Trinity Square on April 19 in Toronto, Canada. The Project is the creation of Carly Kalish, a...

December 10, 2010

The congregation of St. John the Evangelist in Calgary voted in late November to enter into serious discussions with the Roman Catholic Church about becoming a part of its Anglican Ordinariate in Canada. It is the first parish of the...

November 18, 2010

The British Columbia Court of Appeal Nov. 16 dismissed appeals of a November 2009 Supreme Court of British Columbia decision. The decision had ruled that the Anglican diocese of New Westminster should retain possession of four church...

October 5, 2010

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, met with General Synod staff on Oct. 5 to discuss major infrastructure changes made to achieve a balanced budget for 2011. Fourteen staff positions have been affected, 10...

June 11, 2010

"Despite all our differences we are passionately committed to walking together." So said a pastoral statement approved June 10 by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada on the issue of same-gender blessings. And it...

June 6, 2010

In his presidential address opening General Synod 2010 in Halifax, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, "leaned into the wind" to speak frankly about some of the tough questions members will be asked to consider...

January 29, 2010

The Diocese of British Columbia in the Anglican Church of Canada has announced a plan to close 13 churches in a dramatic restructuring. While the plan is a response to declining church attendance, Bishop James Cowan says it goes beyond...

December 15, 2009

Members of All Saints' Anglican Church in downtown Whitby, Ontario, gathered outside on Dec. 14 to mourn the loss of their 140-year-old church that burned in a fire before dawn. Also lost in the fire were about 90 Christmas hampers that...

September 17, 2009

The Rev. Georgina Bassett became the first Anglican priest from the Slavey people when she was ordained on September 6 at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada. The Slavey are native people who live...

August 23, 2009

Kairos, an ecumenical social justice organization, is encouraging Canadians to support people who live in the Palestinian West Bank village of Bil'in who are known for their non-violent protests but have recently faced military raids and...

June 24, 2009

The Episcopal Diocese of Cuba held a special electoral synod June 19-20, but after 10 rounds of voting no new bishop was elected to replace Bishop Miguel Tamayo Zaldívar who has served as interim bishop for six years and plans to retire...

May 25, 2009

Bishop Robert Bennett of the Diocese of Huron has asked a committee to begin to develop liturgies for a celebratory Eucharist and prayers for same-gender couples, but the service will not provide a nuptial blessing. He announced the plan,...

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