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

Book Review: “A Kind of Solitude” by Jamie Howison

Grief is a powerful emotion. We experience it acutely when it stems from a sudden event, but also during those times when we think we are prepared for it. Perhaps it is more easily managed when a loved one dies after years of illness or peacefully in their nineties, as

Reading for No Reason At All

There is never enough time to read. This truism shapes the world we live in. Every moment has to be wrestled away from the time commitments and pressures that threaten to monopolize our time. Our families, friends, church community, and careers are great gifts, but they all need our time.

RLN in Conversation with Kirsten Pinto Gfroerer

In May, I had the immense pleasure of hosting a virtual roundtable discussion on Kirsten Pinto Gfroerer’s new book, Anchorhold: Corresponding with Revelations of Divine Love. The discussion participants included myself, Kirsten Pinto Gfroerer, Chris Trott, Joanne Epp, and Val Neufeld. The following article is an edited transcription of our

The Bishop’s Prayer for Dismantling Racism

Friends, Our hearts break for the victims of the June 6, 2021 murderous attack upon Yuma Afzaal, Mariah Salman, Salman Afzaal and Talut Afzaal in London, Ontario. The youngest member of the family, Fayez, remains in serious condition. The world is not supposed to be this way, we are meant

AFC Awards $189,000 in May 2021 Grant Cycle

MAY 27, 2021, TORONTO, ONTARIO—The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has announced $189,000 in funding to support new projects across Canada in its May cycle of awards. AFC’s board of directors met via Zoom on May 19-20, 2021 and awarded grants to 27 applicants. In addition to church infrastructure and

The 2021 Virtual Garden Tour is Here!

Experience four charming gardens in the Scotia Heights neighbourhood, as well as exclusive interviews with the gardeners. Every year the Urban Retreats Garden Tour raises significant funds, $18,000 in 2020, for St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, a part of 1JustCity, supporting vulnerable families in Winnipeg’s west end. Since the COVID


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 Matthew Bowman are interviewed about St John’s College’s efforts to house Ukrainian refugees and the gift of enlivenment that the college’s guests have brought amidst the quiet isolation of the pandemic. Finally, Theo Robinson challenges readers to consider “silent voices,” those persons whose voices are suppressed through means subtle and direct, and consider how we might speak up for all.

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