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Tuesday
May102016

Life After Disaster 

By Sue Careless for The Living Church, May 9th

AS A RAGING wildfire approached Fort McMurray, the Rev. Dane Neufeld told his young son that the Athabasca River would stop the fire from its march towards the city in northeast Alberta. But the fire progressed unimpeded, spreading across the river and forcing evacuation of the entire city.

“Daddy, you said fire couldn’t cross the river,” six-year-old Anton said, “but it did” — even the waters of the mighty Athabasca.

The wildfire was jumping over rivers and highways

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Friday
May062016

Canadian to lead one of the largest Anglican churches in U.S.

Rev. Canon Paul Donison

(Photo: ANIC)

(Staff)  A Canadian priest has been invited to serve as the rector of one of the largest Anglican congregations in North America. The Rev. Canon Paul Donison has agreed to serve at Christ Church in Plano, Texas, an Anglican parish near Dallas with several thousand members. Donison is currently rector of St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Ottawa. Both churches

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Friday
May062016

Faith leaders unite against assisted suicide 

(Staff)  WHEN THE SUPREME Court of Canada struck down the ban on assisted suicide in its unanimous Carter decision of Feb. 6th, 2015, it stipulated that Parliament must draft some new legislation within a set time frame. 

Hence, on June 6th there will be a free vote in the House of Commons on Bill C-14, which would allow euthanasia and assisted suicide for mentally competent persons who are 18 years or older, with “a serious and incurable illness, disease or disability,” who are “in an advanced state of irreversible decline in capability,” “enduring physical or psychological suffering that is intolerable to them” and whose “natural death has become reasonably foreseeable” (not necessarily imminent or certain).

While the proposed legislation does not allow for euthanizing children, the mentally ill or those living with dementia,

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Friday
May062016

Office of Religious Freedom axed 

(Staff)  THE OFFICE of Religious Freedom was closed by the Liberal government on March 31st despite a last-minute Tory motion to extend its mandate. The Office had been established by Conservative Prime Minster Stephen Harper in 2013 to monitor religious oppression and protect freedom of religion internationally.

Harper reported that Chinese diplomats were upset that he had “singled out religious persecution in China”

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Friday
May062016

Late-breaking news: Andrews new Principal of Wycliffe 

Stephen Andrews (Photo: Wycliffe College)


THE CURRENT Bishop of Algoma, the Rt Rev. Stephen Andrews, has been appointed the tenth Principal of Wycliffe College. He succeeds Dr. George Sumner who resigned last September after being elected the Bishop of Dallas.

Wycliffe College is a graduate theological school with 300 students and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and Toronto School of Theology.

“I am honoured

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