October Magazine 2023: Harvests

A harvest is both a celebration of our work and a promise for the coming season – that even through the dead of winter, there will be enough.

In this month’s issue, Bishop Geoff explores the radical hope expressed in the passover story in Exodus, comparing this to other readings in the Epistles and Gospels that come after Pentecost. In the face of difficulty and oppression, sometimes the most important thing we can do is come together over a meal.

A second part of the interview with the Black Anglican’s of Canada, Diocese of Rupert’s Land Chapter explores the question “why stay?” given historic wrongs and ongoing anti-blackness within the institutional church. This conversation delves into members of the chapter’s impressive legacies of community building work.

Pastor David Driedger calls us to reflect on how political rhetoric and assumptions around violence and criminality relegate the most vulnerable in our society even further to the margins, in his opening remarks for an event at First Mennonite Church on September 26th titled Which Violence, Whose Safety?

Mark Friesen, a parishioner at St. Margaret’s, reflects on his journey to Anglicanism. He talks about gaining a sense of community and connection to God through the sacraments and liturgy of the Anglican church.

Finally, a few pages of news bring together important messages from members of the diocese. New appointments and retirements mark a season of change, and a new trial run of a pastoral support program for 2SLGBTQ people offers hope.

Read and download October’s issue via PDF here.

Keep on reading...


April 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 ...

“Disrupt, Heal, and Lead”: An Interview with The Rev. Wilson Akinwale

I sat down to interview The Rev. Wilson Akinwale about his new position as national board chair of the Black Anglicans of Canada. The day ...

Between the Church and Community: St. George’s Transcona Parish Profile

An interview with Deb Buxton and the Rev. Wilson Akinwale. This interview has been edited for length and clarity   RLN: Could you tell me ...
Skip to content