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Articles from Vol. 142, No. 3, March

A Call to Examine the Church's Complicity in Racism
Theologian and blogger Drew G.I. Hart's analysis of North American racism is a call to justice aimed at both church culture and the wider society--with the greater challenge aimed at church people. In Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church...
Angels Attract Anglican Devotees, Skeptics
Hannah Roberts Brockow is a therapeutic musician. She regularly visits two palliative care wards in her adopted hometown of Montreal--one for adults and one for children--to play her instrument, a harp, to the patients there. The music, she says, helps...
Church on the Slopes
IT DOESN'T HAVE a regular working congregation, it doesn't have a priest and it doesn't even belong to a specific denomination. Instead, the small chapel perched on the slopes of Mount Tod, 50 km north of Kamloops, B.C., provides a vital service to...
Church-Sponsored Syrian Refugees Arrive in Port Colborne
Port Colborne, Ont. On New Year's Day, a family of refugees from Syria began the last leg of a journey that had lasted almost three years and brought them thousands of kilometres from home. As they walked toward the car belonging to the Rev....
Diocese Divests from Fossil Fuels, Mining: Ethical Investing Does Not Equal Lost Revenue, Says Quebec Bishop
In mid-December, the diocese of Quebec completed a four-year process of divestment from fossil fuels and resource extraction, making it the first diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada to fully divest from both mining and fossil fuels. In a report...
'Find the Good'
I AM ONE of those people who often go to the public library with no particular book or magazine in mind to check out. Instead, I case the shelves and wait for one or more to call out my name. This serendipitous approach to reading has been interesting,...
Hiltz Reflects on Same-Sex Marriage Stance
It would have been premature and beyond his authority to stand together with The Episcopal Church (TEC) over same-sex marriage at the Primates' Meeting in Canterbury January 11-15, said Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada....
Mixed Views about the Marriage Canon Report: Theologians Give Their Two Cents' Worth on Commission Findings
A church commission's report providing a biblical and theological argument for the adoption of same-sex marriage does little to bridge the ideological gap between conservatives and liberals in the Anglican Church of Canada, according to theologians...
Polite and Pious
OUR LIVES ARE increasingly controlled, in every aspect, by economic and technological factors. Broadly speaking, culture is so infused with these considerations that it is difficult to see them clearly. For all but a few of our elders, our waking and...
Primates Censure TEC, but Agree to 'Walk Together'
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said that despite the confusion, frustration and pain arising from a communique "requiring" The Episcopal Church (TEC) to face consequences for its decision to allow same-sex marriage,...
PWRDF Director to Retire in May
After serving at its helm for over six years, the executive director of The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) will be retiring in spring. "It is with sadness and hope that I am announcing...that PWRDF's executive director, Adele...
PWRDF Sees Surge in Donations for Refugees
Since September, Canadian Anglicans have donated more than 82 times as much for Syrian relief as they did in the first eight months of 2015--and the spike is translating directly into more aid for desperate Syrian families. As of Feb. 3, 2015, The...
Reimagining Ministry in the Pipelines
Jenilee Gale is a resident of Peace River, Alta., but where she considers "home" to be is a more complicated question. She first moved to Alberta from Hampden, Nfld., when she was 10 years old and has moved back twice in the past 21 years, most...
Sanctions against Episcopal Church 'Bring Pain'
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry told the primates gathering January 11-15 in Canterbury, England, that the statement calling for sanctions against The Episcopal Church for its approval of same-sex marriages would be painful for many...
'Steps Unto Heaven'
AMONG THE grand features of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ in Canterbury, England--its columns and arches, its quire and its crypt, its exquisite stained glass--are its many steps. From the great West Door through the nave and...
The Easter Story Continues to Unfold
Easter is the time of resurrection--when Christians around the world celebrate the triumph of life over death and celebrate God's love for the world. Even as we proclaim Christ's resurrection, we remember that there remains a lot of brokenness and...
The War of the Begonias
ONE OF THE toughest challenges my husband and I faced last year was having been companions to his mother's downsizing. At the age of 91, Harriet Hauser divested herself of the creature comforts of an upper-middle class life. Anyone who has done this,...
Torraville Looks Back on His Ministry
After 11 years as bishop of the diocese of Central Newfoundland, David Torraville, 62, has announced his plan to retire at the end of June 2016. Torraville, who has spent all of his 31 years of ordained ministry in Central Newfoundland, explained...
United, Anglican Churches See Closer Ties
Fresh out of a meeting in Toronto January 8 with Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada--their first official meeting since her election last summer--the Rt. Rev. Jordan Cantwell was brimming with enthusiasm. "We could've...
Why the Silence?
Here's my response to the announcement that [the] dioceses [of Ottawa and Montreal] have made the decision to not invest their funds in the oil industry (Synods divest from fossil fuels, Jan. 2016, p. 1): I want you to remember that there are thousands...
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