Council of General Synod - August 7, 2019

News

  • Kootenay Anglican bishop voices favour for same-gender marriages
    via The Free Press (Fernie, B.C.)
    The Diocese of Kootenary is among 19 out of 30 across the country to voice approval for same-gender marriage.
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  • Need clothes for your infant? This new library can help
    via CBC Newfoundland & Labrador
    The St. John's Baby Clothes Library began a few years ago, as a late-night dream of sleep-deprived new mother and pediatrician Heather Power, who was reading about a new library for baby clothes in the U.K. Now, with the help of the St. John's Tool Library, volunteers at Memorial University's medical school, and the sewing group at the St. Mark's Anglican Church (Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador), it's nearly a reality.
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  • Petition calls for City of Peterborough to take down tent city
    via The Peterborough Examiner
    The encampment — with about 40 tents — went up July 1 after the Warming Room shelter closed for repairs. There are also more than a dozen tents on the property at St. John's Anglican Church (Diocese of Toronto), and a few more at city hall and parks such as Nicholls Oval and Riverside Park.
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  • “For the sake of tradition” – Queer Anglican minister reflects on same-gender marriage vote
    via The Free Press (Fernie, B.C.)
    The Rev. Andrea Brennan stood in front of the Christ Church Anglican Fernie congregation on Sunday, July 21 and announced that despite the failure to amend the marriage canon nationally, the Diocese of Kootenay would be allowing same-gender marriages.
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  • Anglicans on parade: sunshine, signs and smiles
    Christ Church Cathedral (Diocese of New Westminster) provided the springboard for local Anglicans to become involved in the Pride festival on Sunday, and get involved they did!
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  • An Asian outlook on today’s ecumenical challenges
    via World Council of Churches
    When leaders of eight regional ecumenical organizations gathered at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland, last month to further strengthen ecumenical cooperation, they took the opportunity to exchange views on global affairs and discuss how a well-coordinated ecumenical movement can contribute to a better world.
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Resources

  • How can churches benefit from a Facebook business page?
    Is your church community still hesitating about social media? Here are some good reasons for your church to get on board with Facebook.
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