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June Magazine 2022

June’s issue covers initiatives in our diocese that support spaces designed to encourage education and artistry. Holy Trinity Anglican Church has a newly renovated basement where the Emmanuel Mission Learning Centre will be run as a year-long education program, serving students who are newcomers to Canada. Hannah Foulger sheds light

May Magazine 2022

What do hope and healing look like within the church, and specifically the Anglican Church of Canada, in our present moment? May’s issue ventures into this conversation under the theme of “Fissures.” RLN Reporter at Large Hannah Foulger examines the Safe Church Charter of the Anglican Communion, what the policy

Home is where our story begins…

On December 8, 2021, a family of five Syrian refugees landed at Richardson International Airport in a pandemic: Manar, Khodor, and sons Mohammad (16), Yousef (15), and Abed Al Raouf (9). Waiting for them in Portage la Prairie was Khodor’s sister, Iftikar and her family along with members of the

Winnipegger Andrea Shalay Flees Ukraine

In August of 2021, Andrea Shalay relocated to Zaporizhia, Ukraine to begin a new position with Mennonite Central Committee as their new Peace Engagement Coordinator for Europe. At the time, the country seemed relatively stable, but also a good location to set out on new adventures. Little did she know,

April Magazine 2022

For April’s issue, we’re featuring stories of refugees—those who have fled their homes due to conflict and persecution. Sheri Blaylock, a member of the Portage & Area Refugee Coalition, writes about the sponsorship journey of a Syrian family, who landed at Richardson International Airport on December 8, 2021. But first, RLN

Environmental action in Canadian faith communities

The following article is a research summary of Justine Backer’s Master’s thesis, Contributions to Sustainability Practices of Faith Communities in Canada: The roles of learning, action, and faith. Introduction In 2019, I completed my Master’s thesis at the University of Manitoba. My research focused on environmental sustainability action in Canadian

It Starts With Wonder

An hour and a half east of Winnipeg, where the prairie grasses meet the rocky outcroppings of the Canadian Shield, there is a lodge surrounded by forest. A small river, aptly named the Boggy River, meanders along the edge of this land. I walk into the forest beside the river,

Faith Perspectives: A Photo Essay by Kenji Dyck

How might we look at the church within the architecture of the natural world? In Faith Perspectives, the photographer turns our eye to the physical structures of the church, only to bolster a larger, wilder scaffolding around it. We see the church as enlivened in its earthly environment: summer camp

March Magazine 2022

March’s issue on “Creation Care” grapples with the issue of climate change, climate justice, and what it means to have faith in the midst of it all. RLN Reporter at Large Hannah Foulger reaches out to individuals and ministries in the diocese that are at the forefront of climate action. In

Faith, Coleridge, and Poetry: An Interview with English Poet Malcolm Guite

The poet-priest Malcolm Guite is difficult to define in such a short space. Guite is an an immensely gifted poet, Anglican priest, and singer-songwriter in the rock band “Mystery Train.” In the Anglican Communion, he is known and celebrated for his work Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian

Three Poems by Kyla Neufeld

One of my favourite poems is Mary Oliver’s “Making the House Ready for the Lord.” In it, the poem’s speaker is trying to clean up her house, to make it “as shining as it should be,” for a visit from God. But, she keeps running into problems: mice under the sink

RLN in Conversation with Joanne Epp

Joanne Epp is a poet from the Canadian prairies, born and raised in Saskatchewan. Joanne has published poetry in literary journals including The New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, and CV2. Her chapbook, Crossings, was released in 2012, followed by her first full poetry collection Eigenheim. Her second collection of poetry,

February Magazine 2022

This February, we’re turning an eye to the poets. How does poetry feed the soul(s) of the Church? Hannah Foulger opens with a tribute to the American poet-witness Carolyn Forché. Hannah is the new RLN Reporter/Writer at Large, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the RLN team. Look out

A New Year in Inuit Nunangat

Aijajaja Alianaiɫaliqpuq inuuniarliqtunga Aijajaja Akuttujuuk saqirput ulluq suli tauvva Aijajaja   Aijajaja It fills one with joy that I will continue to live Aijajaja Akuttujuuk is appearing; surely there will be day – Sung by Arnaujumajuq in Arctic Bay, December 1980   In North Baffin Island, the sun goes below

The Annual Cycle in our lives: What does the New Year mean for us?

Some four thousand years ago, Babylonian culture celebrated the new year at the beginning of spring in our contemporary month of March. Since that time, various societies have based their year on the movement of both the moon and the sun.  Europe (along with those countries who trace their roots

January Magazine 2022

Happy New Year, Rupert’s Landers! To ring in 2022, we’re exploring the season of renewal in the Christian calendar.  Andrew Rampton opens our January issue with a strong statement on the enduring meaning of Advent in the Church; then, Gerry Bowler winds us through a brief history of New Year celebrations in both the Christian and secular calendars. On page

Music in Difficult Times: A Report from st benedict’s table

Music has been one of God’s greatest gifts to us since the dawn of humankind. Rudimentary flutes and percussive instruments have been found in many prehistoric archaeological sites, indicating that the artistic spark has been imbued in us since the beginning. And there has always been singing. It would seem

CURRENT ISSUE

This month’s issue is centred around the theme: a new climate.

Contributions include an exploration of food security and food relief issues, reflections on ordination, a visioning of a Downtown Green Corridor in Winnipeg, and a consideration of the experiences of Synod delegates in our Diocese.

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