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Ecumenical faith in an artistic community

When I first came to the Manitou area a half-century ago, I was immediately aware that this was an ecumenical community, a community where people of different faith traditions worked together for the betterment of the whole community. There was no specific event that led to this interfaith perspective that

Examining White Privilege in the Anglican Church

Within Christianity, Scripture prompts us to respond to oppression and injustice; for example, Isaiah 58:6 asks us to consider “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every

On beauty and illness: an interview with Norman Schmidt

Norman Schmidt has lived a full life. In the early 2000s, he retired from a career in professional design and teaching in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he and his wife, Sharon, currently live. They have also spent a portion of their lives residing in rural Southern Manitoba, where Norman (and Sharon)

Open, accessible, and Safe Church

Last month, the Anglican Church of Canada was rocked by the resignation of Rev. Mark MacDonald, national Indigenous archbishop. This comes at a time when members of the ACC, both nationally and at the diocesan level, are working to develop and implement Safe Church policies for our members. It’s necessary

Get Back, Yoko Ono, and the Art of Performance

In 1964, two years before she met John Lennon, Yoko Ono exhibited Cut Piece, one of the earliest works of feminist performance art. For Cut Piece, Ono wore a suit and knelt on stage with only a pair of scissors accompanying her. During the performance, Ono remained still as audience

A Eucharist for the Environment: Environmental activism in Rupert’s Land

We are hurtling towards climate disaster. With the rampant rise of heat waves, forest fires, tropical storms and more, we are already in the thick of it and things will continue to get worse. However, there is still hope for change and climate activists are working tirelessly around the world

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

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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