Diocese of Rupert’s Land

Reading Laudato Si’: A Lenten study in Rupert’s Land

An Introduction to Laudato Si’ as Lenten Study By Bishop Geoffrey Woodcroft In 2015, Pope Francis wrote Laudato Si, Our Common Home, an encyclical focusing on climate action, and how it impacts human relationships in religion and in the entirety of creation. Laudato Si is quickly becoming a timeless speech,

February Magazine 2022

This February, we’re turning an eye to the poets. How does poetry feed the soul(s) of the Church? Hannah Foulger opens with a tribute to the American poet-witness Carolyn Forché. Hannah is the new RLN Reporter/Writer at Large, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the RLN team. Look out

Rupert’s Land Wechetowin: Deacon Report 2021

Rupert’s Land Wechetowin Rev. Deacon Tanis McLeod Kolisnyk – Deacon Report 2021 Rupert’s Land Wechetowin efforts have continued during the entire year of 2021. In June we were blessed with a grant by the Anglican Healing Fund to help with this ministry. Our efforts work towards healing, wellness, and reconciliation.

Reimagining the Anglican Church of Canada during a Triennium of Transition

In response to a call from the church at General Synod 2019, a Strategic Plan Working Group (SPWG) has been struck to develop and initiate a process to re-examine the mission and structures of General Synod. In partnership with the entire church, the working group works prayerfully to undertake a strategic

CURRENT ISSUE

The Living Past

February is Black History Month! This issue of RLN starts off with a message from the Rev. Wilson Akinwale who was recently elected National Board Chair of the Black Anglicans of Canada and an announcement of an afternoon celebration of Black excellence. 

 
 

Next, Chris Trott discusses the history of Inuit catechists, many of whom are little known in Anglican history or whose names and lives have not been documented at all. Trott shows that these catechists have and continue to be integral to Indigenous Anglicans. 

 

Diocesan Archivist, Mary Horodyski, writes about the troubling history of the Dynavor ‘Indian’ hospital which the Diocese of Rupert’s Land ran from 1896 to 1939. This article responds to the 59th Call to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by shedding light on a difficult and little known part of Anglican history. A warning to readers that the history discussed in this article is troubling. 

 

Based on an interview with members of the Committee on the Land Statement, the article “Land Acknowledgement as Confession” explores the work and thinking this committee has undertaken to reassess their parish’s land acknowledgement, exploring deeper ways to commit themselves to reconciliation as a collective effort and a call to action

 

This issue also includes a Parish Profile on St. Aidan’s Anglican exploring the deep sense of connection members of this parish have found in their love for God the creator and their commitment to creating little corners of God’s glory

 

I hope you find learning and enjoyment in reading this month’s articles.

 

Read and download February’s issue here.

 

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