It’s small wonder that children feature prominently in advertising for the Anglican Church of Canada’s 2019 campaign, which asks Anglicans what kind of church they want in the future. Anglicans bring children into their faith communities with baptism. We watch them toddle off to Sunday school long before they are ready for Kindergarten, and reach out to them with special events like Vacation Bible School and music camps.
The Anglican Church is going through a divorce, and the secular courts need to assign custody of the church property - even if they cannot take sides on the theological arguments that led to the divorce.
This was the key argument presented by four Anglican parishes, in a B.C. Supreme Court case that concluded June 11.
"This is Wycliffe’s gift to the church," says conference organizer Sarah Peake of the annual Refresh conference held every year the second week of May. This year, the conference’s fifth, saw about 100 people attend 15 workshops held from Tuesday May 12 to Friday May 15, with even more coming for evening talks.