The Anglican Journal is the national newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada. It is published 10 times a year and carries 23 regional newspapers that provide important local information for Anglican dioceses.
General Synod passed a motion July 16 to affirm the creation of the Jubilee Commission, a commission tasked with finding a “just, sustainable and equitable funding base for the self-determining Indigenous Anglican church.” The commission will be “charged with examining historic and current funds made available for Indigenous ministry at various levels of the church’s […]
General Synod passed a resolution July 15 to recognize full communion among the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC), the U.S.-based Episcopal Church (TEC), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Dean Peter Wall, co-chair of the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission, introduced the resolution by reading excerpts from […]
A succession of resolutions brought by the Faith, Worship, and Ministry (FWM) Coordinating Committee, along with recognition for the Canadian Council of Churches, passed at the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. FWM’s director, the Rev. Eileen Scully, gave the introduction on July 15 to the motions, which sought approval of General […]
An effort to remove a prayer for conversion of the Jews from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and to replace it with one for reconciliation with the Jews has passed its first major hurdle at General Synod. On July 15, a resolution to amend Canon XIV passed its first reading at the 42nd General […]
Vancouver General Synod voted July 14 to make changes to the General Synod Pension Plan that would allow groups outside of the Anglican Church of Canada to join the plan. In the same afternoon session, the synod also passed motions to put in place a plan to re-evaluate the purpose and mission of the Council […]
Vancouver General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada passed four resolutions on the evening of July 13, following presentations from Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the Anglican Foundation of Canada and the Council of the North. The subject of the previous day’s vote on same-sex marriage also briefly returned to the floor. […]
Vancouver One of the first steps individuals can take towards reconciliation is getting to know the residential school that once stood nearest you and what communities were affected by it, members of General Synod heard July 11. Kaila Johnston, acting manager for education, outreach and public programming at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation […]
The Anglican Journal’s Matt Gardner offers this comprehensive glimpse of the aftermath of General Synod’s failure to pass an amendment to the marriage canon—with an exploration of what might come next and prayers from delegates here in Vancouver.
The 42nd meeting of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has been an historic one, so far, with the election of a new primate and several high-profile resolutions coming to the floor. However, among this busy schedule is an event characterized by spontaneity and connection to the Holy Spirit, according to Canon […]