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August 17, 2016

[Anglican Journal] In summing up General Synod’s debate and vote on same-sex marriage last July, Primate Fred Hiltz concluded: “We have been deeply divided over the solemnizing of same-sex marriage for a very long time....

July 13, 2016

[Anglican Journal] The General Synod plenary hall was a cauldron of emotions after Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, announced with finality that an error in the July 11 count of the vote on the...

June 3, 2015

Archbishop Fred Hiltz calls release of the TRC report a “historic day for Canada, a sacred day for most of us, an absolutely great day” for residential school survivors. Photo: Art Babych [Anglican Journal, Ottawa] Archbishop...

June 3, 2015

[Anglican Journal, Ottawa] Addressing what it described as a “cultural genocide” inflicted for over a century on Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on June 2 issued 94 wide-...

January 7, 2014

(L to R, from back): Archbishop Fred Hiltz, US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and ELCIC Bishop Susan Johnson. Photo: Bruce Myers/Anglican Church of Canada [Anglican Journal] The heads of the...

December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, with Archbishop Ted Scott (standing behind him), in a candid photograph during his visit to Toronto in 1990. Photo: General Synod Archives [Anglican Journal] Nelson Mandela...

December 1, 2013

Bishop-elect Melissa M. Skelton will be consecrated bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster on March 1, 2014. Photo: Dot Cellini [Anglican Journal] An American priest who describes herself as a “Canadian enthusiast” has been...

November 18, 2013

Former indigenous ministries co-ordinators Donna Bomberry and The Rev. Canon Laverne Jacobs wrap “The Evening Star” Pendleton blanket over Archbishop Michael Peers as Bishops Adam Halkett and Lydia Mamakwa look on. Photo:...

August 29, 2013

The Rev. Nancy Bruyere, a non-stipendiary priest from the Diocese of Keewatin, has been named suicide prevention coordinator for western Canada and the Arctic. Photo: Marites N Sison/Anglican Journal [Anglican Journal] In response...

August 4, 2013

“Being a Christian in politics is part of who I am as a person, so I don’t hide it,” says Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who is a parishioner at St. Andrew’s Anglican church in Sidney, B.C. Photo: Green Party of Canada [Anglican...

July 8, 2013

The newly-elected members of the Council of General Synod met briefly during the 2013 General Synod meeting in Ottawa. Photo: Art Babych [Anglican Journal] Archdeacon Michael Thompson, the national church’s general secretary,...

July 8, 2013

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada’s triennial General Synod on July 5 approved a motion that urges its faithful to continue conversations on the proposed Anglican Covenant and delays a final decision on whether to...

July 8, 2013

General Synod chancellor David Jones. Photo: Art Babych, Anglican Journal [Anglican Journal] A new formula for deciding clerical and lay membership at General Synod, which is projected to decrease its size, has been approved. Membership...

July 8, 2013

Archdeacon Michael Thompson, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Brian Bukowski, Anglican Journal [Anglican Journal] General Synod on July 5 approved a motion to receive the report of the structures working group...

July 7, 2013

Michelle Bull, from the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, co-author of the same-sex marriage resolution. Photo: Art Babych, Anglican Journal [Anglican Journal] General Synod on July 6 approved a resolution that will...

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