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To live and pray in Pembina Hills

Yes, it has been six years since our group of five churches – Clearwater, Pilot Mound, Manitou, Kaleida, and Altamont – which initially made up the parishes of Pembina Hills,have been commissioned as Local Collaborative Ministry (LCM), a form of ministry that involves members of congregations volunteering their time and

Rupert’s Land response to the Winnipeg Free Press

The apology came in 1993, some 12 years before the government’s apology and 16 years before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was launched. But repentance is not just about being sorry; it means doing things differently. For the Anglican Church of Canada, the call to repentance for our role in

Orphaned Somali Refugees Arrive at Last

17-year-old Fathi was no doubt overjoyed to receive his ten younger siblings and little niece at the Winnipeg airport on Thursday. Fathi, who is ethnically Somali but has grown up in Saudi Arabia, was orphaned when his father, who worked for the Somalian consulate in Saudi, died. After learning that

Attention: Updates Mistake

If you are seeing this post, you have mistakenly signed up to receive an update every time there’s a new post on rupertslandnews.ca. This would have only happened if you were leaving a comment on one of the pages. This was not intended to be an option, since the pertinent

The Theological Education Commission Final Report

The Theological Education Commission was inaugurated as a response to the suspension of the Faculty of Theology at our diocesan college, St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba. Below are the elements of the Commission’s report as submitted on March 2, 2015, after one year of research. Cover letter

Via Media: the radical gather to worship

In some Christian circles, it is current to talk about practicing “radical faith.” Oftentimes, the underlying narrative of this label has something to do with pursuing justice, living in community, or addressing social ills and issues. As we see in this issue of RLN, fighting poverty and homelessness is essential

Appendix C to the final report from the Commission on Theological Education

I. Resources for Theological Education and Development Rupert’s Land theologians and educators Options for theological education Local (for ordination) Distance (for ordination) Local (for lay education) Local discernment bodies for ordination Alternative diocesan models for local formation Qu’Appelle School of Mission & Ministry Kootenay School of Ministry Episcopal Church in

CURRENT ISSUE

Transitions

In this month’s issue, an article by Janet Ross from the Centre for Christian Studies shares experiences of transformation from those who’ve participated in leadership and discipleship training at CCS.

April is National Poetry Month, and we have included a poem titled “Spring Delight in Praise of God (IV)” from the book Wonder-work: Selected Sonnets of Catharina Von Greiffenberg co-translated by Joanne Epp, Sally Ito, and Sarah Klassen.

Next, an interview with The Rev. Wilson Akinwale explores his new position as National President and the Board Chair of the Black Anglicans of Canada and his role on the Evangelical Lutheran anti-racism task force. Akinwale speaks to the joys and challenges of these new roles and his hopes for a Black Anglican Church in Canada.

The Rev. Helen Holbrook discusses a recent workshop on change journeys that she led at Holy Trinity aimed at helping parishioners talk through difficult periods of change in their church communities.

The Rev. Theo Robinson shares an announcement of a joint committee struck between Anglicans and Lutherans to respond to rising anti-2SLGTQIA+ rhetoric and provide community support for those within the MNO Synod and the Diocese of Rupert’s Land.

And finally, a parish profile on Stonewall Church of the Ascension offers a window into the faith community of this parish which extends far beyond the walls of the church, into the town of Stonewall and beyond.

I hope you enjoy this month’s articles.

Read and download the April issue here.

 

 

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