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First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the world.—Romans 1:8


Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live…

"Pride month is an opportunity to… affirm the God-given dignity of every human being," writes Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls.

UPCOMING (June 28) The myth of "Canada the Good": Why we all need to understand the Indian Act

Hosted on Zoom and led by the Anglican Church of Canada's reconciliation animator Dawn Maracle, this introductory workshop will look at the relationship between Indigenous peoples and settlers over the last 500 years, and focus on the history and philosophies which continue to inform the Indian Act today.

"Creator's word became flesh...": Sermon for the National Indigenous Day of Prayer (June 21)

"From time to time—perhaps like John—we get a glimpse of what God is doing amongst us. From time to time, the light shines exceedingly bright in the darkness, that nothing can diminish that marvellous light." Excerpt from the sermon of interim National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Sidney Black, for the National Indigenous Day of Prayer (NIDP).See also NIDP sermon by the Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, "It's a Good World"…

FINAL REMINDER: Deadline to apply to Holy Land pilgrimage is Friday, June 24

The Canadian Companions of Jerusalem, in partnership with the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, is hosting a program of immersion and learning in the biblical lands in the Easter season of 2023.

Former child refugee named as next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion

via Anglican CommunionA South Sudanese bishop who was forced with his family into exile before he was one year old, the Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo, has been named as the next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion. 

From the Anglican Journal

Remembering the Children weaving dedicated during prayer service

From the All Saints' Cathedral (Diocese of Edmonton) Facebook page, "Each line that was weaved represents a child who did not come home from residential school. Each inch is 18 lines. Each portion in brighter orange is the discovery of unmarked graves. The end was left loose, because we know there is still more truth to be revealed."Image via Diocese of Edmonton website

Assistant Bishop appointed to serve in Niagara

Archbishop Colin Johnson has been appointed by Bishop Susan Bell to serve as an assistant bishop of the Diocese of Niagara, effective September 1.

AFC’s 2nd Annual Say Yes! to Kids campaign crests $100,000

via Anglican Foundation of Canada“Whenever we receive a gift from one church in support of another, we feel the spirit of generosity at work in this campaign. Whether we get to $200,000 or not, we are doing a good and worthwhile piece of work together as a church.”See also via The Chronicle Herald (Halifax), "Amherst's Christ Church launches Say Yes! to Kids campaign to battle youth homelessness"…

AFC announces $100,000 RFP for Indigenous Ministries

via Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC)“Thanks to a generous bequest in support of Indigenous Ministries, [AFC] is pleased to announce a $100,000 Request for Proposals in 2022.”

KAIROS blanket exercise in Ancaster aims to foster reconciliation

via the Toronto StarThe interactive exercise aimed to build understanding about the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance.

Chisasibi moves forward with a radar search of former Fort George, Que., residential school sites

via CBC MontrealCree officials also repeated a call for the Catholic Church to release its records about the Fort George schools, as the Anglican Church has done.

Alabama church shooting victims’ act of hospitality became an act of sacrifice, rector says

via Episcopal News ServiceThe victims of the June 16 shooting at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Alabama, U.S., offered food and companionship to the man accused of killing them, much like Jesus at the Last Supper, the church’s rector says.

More than 1/4 of TEC deputies have resigned amid pandemic concerns

via House of Deputies News (The Episcopal Church)The Anglican Church of Canada counterpart to The Episcopal Church's House of Deputies are General Synod members in the orders of laity and clergy.

Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Conference planners set tone of unity over division for upcoming summer gathering

via Episcopal News ServiceWith the 15th Lambeth Conference scheduled this summer, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is seeking to unite the Anglican Communion under common expressions of faith and social engagement, rather than focusing on debates over human sexuality that have divided bishops at past conferences.

Are Google’s algorithms hostile to religion?

via The Church Times (UK)Blake Lemoine is an engineer at Google who argues that the culture there is systematically biased against religious believers, and—more seriously—that its algorithms are biased that way, too. 


Sunday, June 26 (Toronto, Ont.): Anglicans at Toronto Pride 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 1pm ET (online): The myth of "Canada the Good": Why we all need to understand the Indian Act, a workshop with reconciliation animator Dawn Maracle
Tuesday, June 28, 6pm ET (online): Virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise, an interactive and experiential teaching tool
Beginning July 4 (online and in-person, Vancouver, B.C.): Vancouver School of Theology summer school 2022
SAVE THE DATE October 21-22 (Edmonton, Alta.): Diocese of Edmonton Synod

View / Listen

Mulch and more

In his latest video reflection, Archbishop David Edwards talks about the similarities between grief and gardening. "[There are] plants which quite naturally come back to life after their winter rest. As we grieve, we'll all find these growing in our lives—the things which have given, and give us strength, enabling us to flourish. They may be knocked down by events, but now they're back providing the joy we need."


Transformative Spiritualities for the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

via the World Council of ChurchesA newly released volume, “Transformative Spiritualities for the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace,” provides a selection of reflections from indigenous perspectives to women’s voices, from black communities ́ to campesino/as ́ struggles, from specific Christian traditions to sister faiths.

Called to Transformation - Ecumenical Diakonia

via the World Council of Churches (WCC)This joint publication of the WCC and ACT Alliance, offers resources to strengthen the diaconal capacity of the churches and to advance cooperation with their ecumenical partners.

Thoughts / Reflections

The challenge of unconditional love

via the Niagara AnglicanThe Rev. Michael Coren (Diocese of Niagara) writes, "To be candid, it’s sometimes difficult to find the teachings of Yeshua the revolutionary when they’re so well hidden behind his followers. Forgive, embrace, include, empathize, judge yourself before others, give away property, turn the world upside down because it’s systemically unfair, stand with those who need you the most, be with the lost."

Running with a crowd: my first in-person marathon

via Canadian Running MagazineThe Rev. Canon Martha Tatarnic (Diocese of Niagara) loved the flexibility (and the solitude) of virtual racing, but this year's Tartan International Ottawa Marathon was an unexpectedly wonderful experience.


Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer

This week, we pray for:Sunday, June 26
  • ACC – The Rt. Rev. David Parsons, Bishop; The Rt. Rev’s Joey Royal, Annie Ittoshat, and Lucy Netser, Suffragan Bishops, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of the Arctic
  • ELCIC – The congregations of the northern area of the Saskatchewan Synod

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer

This week, we pray for:
  • Friday, June 24: The Diocese of Malaita – The Anglican Church of Melanesia
  • Saturday, June 25: The Diocese of Malakal – The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan
  • Sunday, June 26: Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan
  • Monday, June 27: The Diocese of Lake Malawi – The Church of the Province of Central Africa
  • Tuesday, June 28: The Diocese of Northern Malawi – The Church of the Province of Central Africa
  • Wednesday, June 29: The Diocese of Southern Malawi – The Church of the Province of Central Africa
  • Thursday, June 30: The Diocese of West Malaysia – The Church of the Province of South East Asia
  • Friday, July 1: The Diocese of Malek – The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

Ecumenical Cycle of Prayer