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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

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

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

RLN Interviews Synod Delegates

With Diocesan Synod coming up in October 2022, the Nominations Committee is looking for clergy and lay Synod 2022 delegates who are willing to let their names stand for election at the upcoming Diocesan Synod gathering. Rupert’s Land News in partnership with the Nominations Committee decided to connect with some lay delegates

Rupert’s Land Wechetowin: Deacon Report 2021

Rupert’s Land Wechetowin Rev. Deacon Tanis McLeod Kolisnyk – Deacon Report 2021 Rupert’s Land Wechetowin efforts have continued during the entire year of 2021. In June we were blessed with a grant by the Anglican Healing Fund to help with this ministry. Our efforts work towards healing, wellness, and reconciliation.

A Statement on the Vaccination Mandate Protest Convoy

February 1, 2022 A Statement on the Vaccination Mandate Protest Convoy Over the past number of days, we have seen people from across our country exercise their right to gather and protest what they believe to be unjust laws. We fully support that right and encourage people to speak up

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

Reimagining the Anglican Church of Canada during a Triennium of Transition

In response to a call from the church at General Synod 2019, a Strategic Plan Working Group (SPWG) has been struck to develop and initiate a process to re-examine the mission and structures of General Synod. In partnership with the entire church, the working group works prayerfully to undertake a strategic

Music Ministry at St. Paul’s — Respecting the Old, Exploring the New

A detailed 100-year history of music ministry at St. Paul’s Fort Garry could fill a lengthy chapter of a book. The parish has had many iterations of music ensembles and utilized service music in genres ranging from traditional organ and choral works to folk songs, Top 40 hits, and musical

The Magic of Christmas

It’s that time of year again. The stores are lit up with Christmas lights, there are people shopping frantically, and there’s a constant stream of Christmas pop music playing over the sound systems. Many people complain about it being too early or too loud or the same songs repeating over

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What is ‘Church Music’?

‘Church Music’ I shall take to mean musical settings of the Christian liturgy: the Eucharist, the Daily Offices, and occasional services such as weddings and funerals. This excludes other music performed in churches, such as most congregational ‘hymns.’ At the heart of the Christian liturgy is the Eucharist, ‘commonly called

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

December Magazine 2021

December’s issue is all about the revelatory nature of music. Our contributors write about their love for music during the holiday season, as well as the larger role music plays in the Anglican Church throughout its history and into the present day. In our opening feature, Charles Garinger reflects on

Rupert’s Land News is hiring a Reporter-At-Large!

Are you interested in writing about the intersections of culture and the Anglican faith? Would you like to gain experience in faith-based reporting in your local community? The Rupert’s Land News is recruiting for a Reporter-At-Large to join our RLN team! The RLN Reporter-At-Large will contribute one major news story

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CURRENT ISSUE

In the Silence

This month, contributors to the magazine converse with silence.

In our Community Catechesis section, Phil Barnett writes about the Christian contemplative tradition and introduces readers to spiritual practices of silence. Kirsten Pinto-Gfroerer meditates on silence amid suffering—on “trusting silence” which may sit with pain. Allison Abra and Matthew Bowman are interviewed about St John’s College’s efforts to house Ukrainian refugees and the gift of enlivenment that the college’s guests have brought amidst the quiet isolation of the pandemic. Finally, Theo Robinson challenges readers to consider “silent voices,” those persons whose voices are suppressed through means subtle and direct, and consider how we might speak up for all.

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