About

Rupert’s Land News is the official monthly publication of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land, in the Anglican Church of Canada. The e-magazine 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 thousands of 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 (Misha Pensato), 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.

In addition to our monthly e-magazine, RLN also distributes a weekly newsletter via email.The newsletter provides a format for current news and events relevant to our diocese to be shared in a concise matter.The magazine, in contrast, is a platform for exploring difficult and challenging topics, for creative expression, for learning about and from those within and without our churches, and for complex theological engagement. With the magazine we hope to cultivate thought, while enriching faith.  While the newsletter is about the diocese, the magazine is for the diocese. Subscribers to RLN can choose to receive our monthly e-magazine exclusively, or our weekly newsletter in addition to our monthly magazine.

CURRENT ISSUE

The Living Past

February is Black History Month! This issue of RLN starts off with a message from the Rev. Wilson Akinwale who was recently elected National Board Chair of the Black Anglicans of Canada and an announcement of an afternoon celebration of Black excellence. 

 
 

Next, Chris Trott discusses the history of Inuit catechists, many of whom are little known in Anglican history or whose names and lives have not been documented at all. Trott shows that these catechists have and continue to be integral to Indigenous Anglicans. 

 

Diocesan Archivist, Mary Horodyski, writes about the troubling history of the Dynavor ‘Indian’ hospital which the Diocese of Rupert’s Land ran from 1896 to 1939. This article responds to the 59th Call to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by shedding light on a difficult and little known part of Anglican history. A warning to readers that the history discussed in this article is troubling. 

 

Based on an interview with members of the Committee on the Land Statement, the article “Land Acknowledgement as Confession” explores the work and thinking this committee has undertaken to reassess their parish’s land acknowledgement, exploring deeper ways to commit themselves to reconciliation as a collective effort and a call to action

 

This issue also includes a Parish Profile on St. Aidan’s Anglican exploring the deep sense of connection members of this parish have found in their love for God the creator and their commitment to creating little corners of God’s glory

 

I hope you find learning and enjoyment in reading this month’s articles.

 

Read and download February’s issue here.

 

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