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The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. These independent member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change, and represent nearly 400 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. The ICN provides a national forum in which

Nearly $650,000 granted to 110 recipients through fall grant awards cycle

This week more than one hundred grant and bursary applicants received some welcome news that they will receive funding from the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC). “I am delighted to say that the Board of Directors of AFC has approved close to $650,000 in grants and bursaries to 110 applicants

Following Life

Several things might drive us to consider our life in the church. We might grow out of childhood and need to find our own way in faith. We might have doubts. We might find ourselves unhappy and disenchanted with the church or its programs. We might feel lonely and out

PWRDF Refugee Network moves heaven and earth

refugee (noun) a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster (Oxford English Dictionary); someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion,

Choosing to Stay

I met God on the flat prairie of central Saskatchewan. As a teenager, I would ride my bike from my parent’s farm to the top of the nearest “hill” at sunset and view three hundred and sixty unbroken degrees of prairie landscape. My instinctive response was an awareness of God

Foodgrains Bank named one of Canada’s top 10 charities for fourth year running

A celebration of a nation-wide community of people who care about ending world hunger—that’s what being named to Charity Intelligence’s list of 2021 Canada’s Top 10 Impact charities means for Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The annual list by Charity Intelligence examines the impact per dollar donated to an organization. It’s the

CMU Students Featured with Mennonite Community Orchestra

Winnipeg, MB, October 31, 2021 – Two accomplished students of Canadian Mennonite University will collaborate with the Mennonite Community Orchestra to present a pandemic silence-breaking concert. Anna Schwartz, a third-year student at CMU, is the composer of Prairie Sunrise, which the orchestra will perform. Anna is a double major in piano

Advent and Christmas Services

All Saints November 28 at 4 p.m. – Advent Procession with Carols December 19 at 11 a.m. – Christmas Lessons and Carols December 24 at 3 p.m. – Christmas Eucharist and Carols (joint all-age service with saint benedict’s table) December 24 at 11 p.m. – Christmas Eve Eucharist All Saints

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Over the last 13 years, I’ve often been asked, “Why the Anglican church?” It’s a question that has arisen as I’ve made a return to church life, discerned a path to ordination, and, ultimately, been ordained into the priesthood. As I venture through various points in my life, I routinely

November Magazine 2021

November’s issue is devoted to the stories of people who have felt called to the church—those who have chosen to stay. In our first feature, Theo Robinson gives a testimony of his journey towards becoming one of Canada’s first transgender priests in the Anglican Church. Lynda Wolf writes about her first encounters

Messages from the Bishop – October 29, 2021

Dear Rupert’s Land friends, It is an honour to announce, and with joy, that The Venerable Helen Kennedy was elected on the second ballot of the episcopal election in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle. Please join with me in congratulating Helen, and offering prayer for her and the parish of St

Some Thoughts on Northern Foodways

Whenever I tell people that I have worked among Inuit for sustained periods, I am inevitably asked, “Do Inuit really eat their meat raw?” The answer is a qualified yes. First, eating raw meat (mikigiaq) is part of a much broader system of cuisine. Unlike most peoples in the world,

Employment Opportunity: Communications and Content Management Coordinator

The Canadian Conference of MB Churches (CCMBC) and Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (MBCM) seeks to hire 1 FTE Communications and content Management Coordinator, shared between both organizations in the following way: CCMBC 0.6 FTE MBCM 0.4 FTE Staff in this position must identify with and represent the Christian motivation

St. Thomas Anglican grateful for leadership of Dianne Lambert

St. Thomas Anglican Church in Morden has been blessed with the ministry Dianne Lambert has offered as our parish rep for Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. Last year, Dianne suggested to the Vestry that we focus on a particular ministry need highlighted by PWRDF and have donations go to

Food, Power, and Personhood

There is a scene in the book of Acts where certain members of the community complain because their widows are neglected in the distribution of food. To ensure fairness, the Apostles appoint seven men to oversee the distribution. This passage, often interpreted as the first appointing of deacons, connects the

All Are Welcome at the Banquet Table

The following article is a revised version of a sermon given by Cathy Campbell in July 2021.  This summer, the Revised Common Lectionary focused five Sunday gospel readings on John Chapter Six. The readings invited us to reflect on both physical and spiritual matters surrounding food. We started with attention

AFC’S Say Yes! to Kids proposals total more than $500,000!

The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has received an unprecedented wave of applications from across Canada in response to the Say Yes! to Kids Request for Proposals (RFP). “In the history of AFC, we have never seen anything like this kind of energy around a grant cycle,” says The Rev. Canon Dr.

Healing Harvest: Amanda Wallin Shares Bounty of Knowledge

Amanda Wallin has two names. The first is her birth name. The second is Black Cloud Woman, given to her when she was 25 at a sweat lodge ceremony in a place called Spirit Island. “I was told I was part of the Bear Clan and that my name was

CURRENT 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 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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