Who is Our New Archivist? An Interview with Krystal Payne

The Diocese of Rupert’s Land hired Krystal Payne as the new Archivist back in Spring 2021. I was delighted to be able to get to know her a little bit over a Zoom chat we had back in May. – SK   Hello Krystal! Thank you so much for meeting

Embodied Worship & New Media

Ahead of Sunday, March 21, 2020, the call went out from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Office for photos of adapted worship spaces. It was the first Sunday that nearly every church was suspending in-person gatherings. The week prior on March 15th, I had used a small

Career Opportunity: Diocesan Office Coordinator

We are part of an international faith community bound together through sacramental worship proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ and responding compassionately to the world around us. The Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land encompasses 70 Anglican parishes in southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Our Diocesan staff, located in Winnipeg,

September Magazine 2021

As churches begin to reopen, how does new technology fit into the life of the Church? How will digital devices and the virtual world shape our worship in a post-pandemic future? In September’s issue of RLN, we’re exploring these questions. Erik Parker, the pastor of Sherwood Park Lutheran Church, writes

World Alzheimer’s Month

Winnipeg, MB, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – Every three seconds, someone in the world develops Alzheimer’s disease. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an opportunity to talk about dementia, help others understand and let families impacted know that the Alzheimer Society is here to help. Let’s all GO BLUE FOR ALZ on

RLN Podcast Hub

Welcome to the RLN Podcast Hub, your platform for discovering fascinating and topical podcasts in Rupert’s Land and beyond! Our platform represents those podcasts that are exploring the intersections of faith, religion, culture, and politics. Each week we feature the Editor’s Pick of the Week, featuring a podcast episode offering

Bishop’s Directive – August 5, 2021

Parish Corporations of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land COVID-19 restrictions upon in-person Worship and Gatherings Greetings in God, who is our hope and our salvation! How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the

AFC Celebrates the Success of the Say Yes! to Kids Campaign

Toronto, Ontario, July 8, 2021 – The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) celebrated the close of the Say Yes! to Kids campaign today with a Celebration of Giving via ZOOM to announce the final result of the campaign: over $110,000. “This campaign set a stretch goal for AFC, and no

Employment Opportunity at saint benedict’s table

saint benedict’s table is hiring a Communication and Administration Coordinator! To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to saint benedict’s table, c/o Jamie Howison, by email at [email protected] The deadline for applications is July 31, 2021. Download the job description here.

Growing in Wisdom: Seeking Deeper Generativity

Growing in Wisdom: Seeking Deeper Generativity Two years of learning and exploring for those seeking a spirituality for their wisdom years. Inspired by and drawing various resources from the Forest Dwelling Program at Oblate School of Theology Upcoming Dates: • First Intensive: Tuesday, September 14 – Saturday, September 18, 2021

Join the #94in94 Campaign to support the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action

Winnipeg /Toronto, 21 June 2021 — A new social media campaign is launching on June 29 to raise awareness of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. Daily, the #94in94 campaign will highlight each of the 94 Calls to Action in as many days, encouraging people across Turtle

June 26, 2021: New COVID Protocols from the Office of the Bishop

Following the government of Manitoba’s announcement on June 23, effective 12:01 a.m. June 26 parishes in Manitoba are now permitted: indoor faith-based services and organized community gatherings (e.g. pow wows, sundance ceremonies) to resume at 25 percent capacity to a limit of 25 persons with masks worn at all times;

PWRDF Mapping Exercise: Virtual Edition!

In 2015, as part of its commitment to support the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, PWRDF developed the “education for reconciliation” resource Mapping the Ground We Stand On. This interactive workshop, also known as the Mapping Exercise, invites participants to explore Indigenous presence on the map of Turtle

Reading Like a Christian

When our family gathered (virtually) last Christmas, I was delighted to find several books among my gifts. To be honest, I usually receive books for Christmas, but this gifting was unusual. Most years, the books come from my wish list; perhaps one or two find their way under the Christmas

AFC Launches Largest-Ever Request for Proposals

Based on the success of the Say Yes! to Kids campaign, the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) that contribute to the physical, intellectual, emotional, or spiritual well-being of children, youth, or young adults within Canada. “The Say Yes! to Kids campaign is still

Book Review: “What is the Anglican Church?” by Anthony Waterman

Depending on who one asks, the response to the question “What is the Anglican Church?” will elicit quite an array of answers. When posed to Dr. Anthony Waterman, the question has resulted in a compact little book with a decided focus on the history of the church in England over


The theme for November’s magazine is Saints in Light.

In this month’s magazine, Chenene Layne, Coordinator of Spiritual Care Education at St Boniface Hospital, reflects on the art of “being” rather than “doing” alongside those who are suffering, and the meaningfulness of caring presence in our most difficult times.

Next, Jane Barter writes about capitalist expropriation of art and artistic creation in her review of “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” in which highly mediated “immersive experiences” of the artist’s work distort, simplify, and exploit Van  Gogh’s personal anguish and his artistic output.

Finally, an interview with renowned iconographer Vera Senchuk explores Orthodox understandings of saints and iconography, and the iconographer’s task of “searching for the light” of Christ in the writing of icons

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