Understanding factors involved in self-injury among LGBTQ individuals

Interested in helping with some important research? Jill St. Denis, a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada,  is currently looking for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) individuals between 18 and 25 years of age to participate in a research study being conducted through the University of […]

All Saints 2012

“Time is too short for me to tell stories of Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets. Through faith they overthrew kingdoms, established justice, saw God’s promises fulfilled. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of fire, escaped death by the sword.” Hebrews 11.32b-34a When I read those […]

Canadian and African theologians correspond about sexuality

Theologians from six African dioceses are exchanging essays about sexuality with theologians from four Canadian dioceses in a kind of high-level pen pal relationship. Dr. Kawuki (Isaac) Mukasa, the Anglican Church of Canada General Synod’s coordinator for dialogue, paired up dioceses during two trips to Africa, including visits to South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda […]

Primates of five provinces to reflect on sexuality conflict in Alexandria

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has asked the primates of five provinces, Canada, US Episcopal Church, Uganda, Pakistan, and South Africa, to offer reflections on the impact that the current Anglican conflict over sexuality has had on the mission and priorities of their churches during the primates’ meeting in Alexandria, Egypt. In an […]

Diocese of Montreal to draft liturgy for gay blessings

Reuters The Bishop of Montreal, the Rt Revd Barry Clarke, has indicated in an interview that he will follow through with the wishes of the diocese of Montreal and set up a commission to start drafting a liturgy for blessing lesbian and gay marriages. The bishop said he would be proceeding with plans already agreed by […]

Diocese of New Westminster – Memorandum from the Right Reverend Michael Ingham, Bishop to all Diocesan Clergy

Dear Friends in Christ: By now you will have heard the announcement from Burlington, Ontario, by the Essentials Network of a formal separation from the Canadian Church. You may well be asked about it this on Sunday and for some time to come, so I thought I would offer you my own preliminary reflections on […]

Diocese of New Westminster

On 29th May Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster authorised a Rite for the Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Covenants for use by clergy in six parishes within the Diocese. The parishes authorised to use the service are: St Margaret’s, St Mark’s, St Paul’s, and Christ Church Cathedral, all in Vancouver; St Agnes, North Vancouver; […]

ACC meeting – ECUSA and Canadian level of involvement still uncertain

The Episcopal Church in the United States (ECUSA) and the Church of Canada are both sending representatives in response to the request to them to give the reasoning behind the appointment of bishop Gene Robinson in New Hampshire and the blessing of same-sex unions in New Westminster. The degree to which they will be allowed […]

Anglican Church of Canada announces ‘presenters’ to Anglican Consultative Council

The Anglican Church of Canada has announced the names of four people who will respond to a request that the church make a presentation to the Anglican Consultative Council next month on actions the church has taken in the area of same-sex blessings. As well as the four presenters, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the […]