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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.