Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land

Header Photo: Shreyas Kakad This is an incomplete segment of an ongoing piece on the Black Anglicans of Rupert’s Land, Diocese of Rupertsland chapter and its members. October’s issue will continue this article. Interview conducted by:  Jude Claude and Misha Pensato   The Anglican church became a global church in

September 2023: Fruits of the Spirit

What would a society based on the fruits of the spirit look like? What kind of vulnerability and courage would it take to let go of our selfishness, fears, and jealousy? In this month’s Community Catechesis section, drawn from discussions at A Rocha Canada and St Margaret’s Anglican Church’s Be

What Do You Believe?: Prison Abolition and the Quaker Tradition

Header Photo: Markus Spiske By: John Samson Fellows An earlier version of this article was originally published in Quaker Concern by Canadian Friends Service Committee. It has been updated and republished here with permission. The question “What do you believe?” is a challenge for an unprogrammed Quaker like me to

Is the Earth Cursed?

By Deanna Zantingh The text of this article is drawn from a roundtable session of A Rocha Canada and St. Margaret’s Anglican Church’s Be Not Afraid/Consider the Liliesconference. An audio recording of this session can be found here. I stumbled on a publication this week that a former professor of

Grow Hope Continues to Grow

The Grow Hope program continues to flourish and grow in the diocese of Rupert’s Land. The Grow Hope project began several years ago and continues to be a significant PWRDF program within our diocese. The Grow Hope project is designed to help bring rural and city Anglicans together, helping to

Repping Justice and Renewal: R. Susan Smandych on Being a PWRDF Diocesan Representative

Image: Pawel Czerwinski, How did you come to be involved with PWRDF? What drew you to become a diocesan representative? In Spring of 2022, Bishop Geoff approached me to see whether I would consider serving as the Diocesan Representative, given my background in international development. I readily agreed, since

Seven Sacred Teachings Event: A Reflection by the People of St. Peter’s

Photo: Raimond Klavins, Love. Respect. Courage. Honesty. Wisdom. Humility. Truth. All of these virtues were embodied by our Indigenous guests at a well-attended event held in mid-April at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Winnipeg. Elder Mike Monias and Indigenous Cultural Programmer, John McKay, from 1JustCity, along with assistants Marie and

June Magazine 2023: Formations

Formations “And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy

Walking the Camino de Santiago with the Saint Margaret’s Youth Group

Photo: Burkard Meyendriesch, The Camino de Santiago or “Way of St. James” is a renowned pilgrimage leading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Northwestern Spain. Saint Margaret’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba has sponsored several groups of parish youth to travel the El Camino. Below are reflections

Gary Russell on Pockets of Grace in a Profane Economy

Photo: Ivan Aleksic, Gary Russell has a PHD in economics and spent many years as a teacher in the field. But over time he became reticent about what he was teaching, recognizing there was something he didn’t fully believe in. His questioning manifested as a blog, “The Profane Economy”

A photo which shows a mirror lying amidst tall grasses. Reflected in the mirror is a blue sky with clouds in it floating above.

Faith is the Workshop of the Resurrection

Maybe it’s just me, but the resurrection seems to remain something of a stumbling block. In some traditions the resurrection is heightened and isolated as a test of faith, with Christians being called to believe in the full alignment of this miraculous event with all modern disciplines of knowledge. Here

Resources Relating to the Reporting of Sexual Misconduct

Photo: Mohammad Alizade, Below is a list of resources, sourced and compiled by RLN’s Editor, which relate to the reporting of sexual misconduct experienced within the church. Legal Supports and Related Resources Manitoba: Community Legal Education Association Legal Help Centre Victims Services Manitoba Safe Work Manitoba (Workplace Harassment Specific)

Community Catechesis: Climate Crisis and Christian Calling

In a 1988 letter from the Conference of Catholic Bishops in the Philipines entitled, “What is Happening to our Beautiful Land?” the Bishops called on all Christians and people of good will to notice and take action regarding the growing ecological devastation that was spreading across their islands and around

The cover of May's Issue. The cover photo features a fantastical photo realistic image with the silhouette of a deer in front of a glowing sun-like ball. The deer appears to be in a dark forest and there are three other sun-like balls in the background apparently scattered throughout the woods.

May Magazine 2023: Commissioned

Commissioned What is it which we as Christians are called to? This month’s issue of RLN deals with questions of Christian commission. In our Community Catechesis section, Ryan Turnbull deals with the question of Christian calling in the face of climate crisis, and considers what it might mean for our faith communities to act

At St. Thomas, Giving Means Getting Kreative!

Photo: Kseniya Lapteva, What can I express about the Wednesday night Take-out meal dinner service at St. Thomas Anglican, in Weston? With table fellowships as the goal, Kreative Kitchens was born. The program has evolved since its beginning, but we began by extending an invitation to our surrounding community

“With All Your People”: On the Anglican Church of Canada’s Treatment of BIPOC People

Life-giving and transformative conversations and dialogues are difficult for both listener and speaker. They are difficult because they mandate honesty, vulnerability, trust and the willingness to listen to one another. For example, talking about white privilege, white fragility, and racism in the Anglican Church of Canada is arduous. The speaker

Ours to Tell: A Celebration of Black History

Photo: Praewthida K, On Sunday, March 19, Black Anglicans of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land hosted “Ours to Tell: A Celebration of Black History” at Holy Trinity Church. The event marked the official inauguration of the Black Anglicans of Canada chapter for the Diocese of Rupert’s Land. Special guests

Cover of RLN's April issue on the theme of "Regeneration." Two purple flower buds are shown from a low angle emerging from brown earth, with the sun rising in the background.

April Magazine 2023: Regeneration

Regeneration Regenerative forces can be felt throughout this month’s issue. In our Community Catechesis section Tapji Garba writes on resurrection and “the good life.” Then March’s “Ours to Tell: Celebrating Black History” event, which marked the inauguration of Black Anglicans of Canada, Diocese of Rupert’s Land chapter, is featured. Included


Fruits of the Spirit

What would a society based on the fruits of the spirit look like? What kind of vulnerability and courage would it take to let go of our selfishness, fears, and jealousy?

In this month’s Community Catechesis section, drawn from discussions at A Rocha Canada and St Margaret’s Anglican Church’s Be Not Afraid/Consider the Lillies conference, Deanna Zantigh responds to the question “Is the earth cursed?” and considers the interconnectedness of social and ecological disequilibrium, and the fruitfulness to be found in humble, cross-divisional respect and relationship with others.

In an interview with members of Black Anglicans, Diocese of Rupert’s Land Chapter, individuals speak about anti-black racism in the Anglican church and the need for real and meaningful representation in governing structures and in church life.

John Samson Fellows’ article considers the call felt by Quakers to the work of prison abolition. Responding to social problems by incarcerating people–often those already most marginalized in our society–is a form of social evil. Samson Fellows reflects on how our relations are only made worse when we isolate and punish those who trouble us.

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