Algonquin spiritual teacher in residence appointed at Ottawa cathedral

Indigenous spirituality has a powerful new voice at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa. In a historic appointment, local Indigenous spiritual leader Albert Dumont has been named Algonquin Spiritual Teacher in Residence for a two-year term at the cathedral. During his term, Dumont will help educate members of the cathedral community on traditional Indigenous spirituality, while deepening … Continued

Journeying into Luke

Over 80 students gathered this fall to take a journey into the Gospel of Luke, thanks to a new course offered by Montreal Diocesan Theological College. “Luke: A Journey with Jesus” represented a new offering from the college, widely known simply as Montreal Dio. Rather than making students come to traffic-choked downtown Montreal for continuing … Continued

Archbishop Fred Hiltz hosts regional primates’ meeting in Toronto

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ms. Meghan Kilty, MCM Director, Communications The Anglican Church of Canada 416-924-9199 ext. 230 ARCHBISHOP FRED HILTZ HOSTS REGIONAL PRIMATES’ MEETING IN TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA [Toronto, Ont., 26 November, 2018] Primates from the Americas and the Caribbean region of the Anglican Communion are gathering in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from November … Continued

Building bridges through health care in Israel and Palestine

The following is the final instalment of a four-part series on the Anglican presence at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Read part one, part two, and part three. Collaboration, peaceful coexistence, and pursuing the well-being of communities together were common themes at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Anglicans present at the … Continued

Neighbourhood art projects spark multi-faith engagement

The following is the third instalment of a four-part series on the Anglican presence at the 2018 Parliament of the World Religions. Read part one, part two, and part four. Community friendship across different faiths was further explored at the 2018 Parliament of World Religions (PoWR) at a workshop co-presented by the Rev. Dr. Jason McKinney, … Continued

National Housing Day 2018 statement

View a PDF version of this joint letter. November 2018 Every day, in communities across Canada, 35,000 people experience homelessness. Millions of others struggle to meet rising housing costs, living on the edge of falling into homelessness themselves. This reality impacts every community in Canada, affecting our neighbours and members of our congregations. As we … Continued

Interfaith friendships in Toronto counter hate

The following is the second instalment of a four-part series on the Anglican presence at the 2018 Parliament of the World Religions. Read part one, part three, and part four. The Rev. Canon Gary van der Meer, pastor and incumbent at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, was one of the Canadian Anglicans leading workshops and panel … Continued

Anglicans boast strong presence at Parliament of the World’s Religions

The Anglican Church of Canada was well-represented at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions (PoWR). The largest and oldest interfaith gathering in the world, this year’s parliament took place from Nov. 1-7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Toronto-based event brought together an estimated 10,000 people from 80 countries, spanning more than 200 … Continued

A Cree perspective on walking and pilgrimages

Read the first part of our reflection on walking and pilgrimages as an expression of faith. Pilgrimage has a particularly special spiritual significance amongst many Indigenous communities in Canada. Bishop Larry Beardy, a member of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation in Split Lake, Manitoba, highlights the importance of a pilgrimage in the Cree tradition. “We come … Continued

Walking and pilgrimages as an expression of faith

“Our very life is a pilgrimage, always being enticed further, being brought closer to God.” —Fr. Dave Pivonka, Third Order of Saint Francis Sue Lafreniere was on the third day of her pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago—also known as the Camino Way or the Way of St. James—when she received a text from her … Continued

Welcome…Home: a look at the new National Youth Project

The Youth Secretariat of the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Program Committee for Youth Ministry (PCYM) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) oversee all National Youth Project (NYP) initiatives. Welcome…Home is a mission born out of a shared vision of generating public awareness of the increasingly high rates of homelessness within our … Continued