“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, https://unsplash.com/@pkvoyage 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

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Community Catechesis: Resurrection and the Good Life

The New Testament speaks of resurrection from two distinct angles: 1) the resurrection of Jesus and 2) the resurrection of the dead. The resurrection of Jesus—his departure from the grave—was the vindication of his mission, his elevation beyond all worldly authorities and dominion (Col 1:15-20). In rising from the dead,

Painting by Megan D. Krause. The painting is made up of geometric and organic three-dimentional forms in whites, grays, blacks, reds and blues. The painting resembles a landscape or ecosystem.

Captivated in Our Chain – Artwork by Megan D. Krause

  About the Artist By juxtaposing organic and synthetic images, Megan examines the push and pull that occurs between humans and nature. In the spaces in between she strives to capture the ephemeral qualities, the wind, and energy, the breathing environment, those reliable elements that remind us of the unrelenting

Institutional Sin and the Wellbeing of 2SLGBTQIA+ Persons

The Church of England has recently again refused to allow same-sex marriage, while instituting some blessings for sex and gender diverse persons. While not under the dictate of Church of England determinations about the marriage canon, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons in Canada, even in officially “affirming” communities have been subjected to renewed

The cover of RLN's March issue. It features a photo taken from high in the sky with clouds beneath and giant factory chimneys piercing through them, billowing smoke. The theme of the magazine is "Sins of the Heart." The featured articles are "12 Artwork by Megan Krause Institutional Sin and 7 2SLGBTQIA+ Well-being 14 Review: From the Religion of Whiteness to Religion Otherwise"

March Magazine 2023: Sins of the Heart

Sins of the Heart This issue features contributions concerned with “sins of the heart.” In our Community Catechesis section, Gwen McAllister introduces readers to the Korean concept of han and its connection to sin, as outlined by theologian Andrew Sung Park. Then, Merrill Grant, Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt, and Sandra Bender each

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Speaking Up for Silenced Voices

Silence is a double-edged sword. It can be equally beautiful and comforting as dangerous and scary. There are moments in life where being silent or sitting in quiet can be important. In church liturgy there are various periods of silence strategically placed throughout a worship service so that a person

Artwork by Denys Gerashchenko. Abstract shapes appear in deep blue and bright yellow against a white/cream backdrop.

Refuge and Relationships: Hosting Ukrainian Refugees at St John’s College

The following is an interview Allison Abra, Warden/Vice-Chancellor at St John’s College, and Matthew Bowman, Dean of Residence at St John’s College.       Can you speak briefly about what St John’s is and the work that the college does? Allison: St John’s is the educational institution for the

A painting by Odilon Redon which depicts a pale woman with brown hair, gazing downwards with two fingers over her lips. Her expression looks concerned or distressed. She is framed by an oval of white/cream paint.

Silent Presence in the Face of Suffering

Part of the work of the church in the world is to care for those who suffer. Thus, it is asked of the Body of Christ to grow our capacity to do so with wisdom. However, in the face of suffering we are often undone; we don’t know what to

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Online Services in Rupert’s Land

  St. Aidan’s, Winnipeg: Sunday morning live stream services and mid-week online content is available on the parish YouTube channel, “St Aidan’s Winnipeg Online” and website: www.staidanswinnipeg.ca/worship-online St. Alban’s, Kenora, Ontario: Live streams on Sundays at 10:00 a.m saint benedict’s table: Live streams Evening Prayer at 5:00 p.m. daily. | Sundays

February Magazine 2023: In the Silence

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

Parish Profile: St. Mary’s, Sioux Lookout

Our church was built in 1910, when a lady in England donated 50 pounds for the church’s construction. At her request the church was named “St. Mary’s.” The first Anglican service for the church was held in Mullin’s Pool Room on June 5, 1910, led by a Lutheran minister. The

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“It’s Community”: Pat Stewart on the Work of Sunshine House

Sunshine House is self-described as “a community drop-in centre focusing on harm reduction and social inclusion,” which works “to provide programming that fulfills people’s social, community, and recreational needs.” Currently Sunshine House offers several indispensable community programs, including its twice-weekly afternoon drop-in program which provides “space for community members to

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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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