About

Rupert’s Land News is the official news publication for the Diocese of Rupert’s Land, in the Anglican Church of Canada. It is published 10 times per year (September – June) and connects churches and communities from Portage la Prairie, MB, to Atikokan, ON by offering news, events, opinions, and ideas to an estimated 5,000 readers per month.

Since 2014, RLN has evolved and achieved status as an award-winning publication in faith journalism. Our mission at RLN is to explore issues at the intersections of faith and life. This means that we are doing more than simply getting the news out. Our platform provides a voice for parishioners who would like to explore difficult or challenging topics and offer opinions and insightful solutions for moving forward. Parishioners have the opportunity to write about items close to their hearts as well as read and benefit from professional writers and experts on matters relevant to church and culture.

RLN solicits writers from both inside and outside of the Diocese, and thus publishes a range of opinions, not all of which reflect the official positions of the Diocese. Our team, composed of a part-time editor (Sara Krahn), external designer (Mike Berg), advertising manager (Angela Rush), and volunteer Advisory Board, strives to be innovative in the ways we serve the multiple demographics within our Diocese and the larger faith community.

CURRENT ISSUE

The theme for November’s magazine is Saints in Light.

In this month’s magazine, Chenene Layne, Coordinator of Spiritual Care Education at St Boniface Hospital, reflects on the art of “being” rather than “doing” alongside those who are suffering, and the meaningfulness of caring presence in our most difficult times.

Next, Jane Barter writes about capitalist expropriation of art and artistic creation in her review of “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” in which highly mediated “immersive experiences” of the artist’s work distort, simplify, and exploit Van  Gogh’s personal anguish and his artistic output.

Finally, an interview with renowned iconographer Vera Senchuk explores Orthodox understandings of saints and iconography, and the iconographer’s task of “searching for the light” of Christ in the writing of icons

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