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Wednesday
Jan272010

Organizations' Christian identity threatened

Hundreds of Christian organizations in Ontario are following a landmark case before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the outcome of which could affect the way they are permitted to express their Christian identity.

In December Christian Horizons, an evangelical Christian organization that runs group homes for disabled people in the Waterloo area, appeared before a three-judge panel to appeal the decision of a human rights tribunal.

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Wednesday
Jan272010

Harvey appointed Dean of ACNA

Bishop Donald Harvey, moderator of the Anglican Network in Canada, has been appointed Dean of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) by Archbishop Robert Duncan. The appointment was unanimously ratified by the Executive Committee. As dean, Bishop Harvey will support the Primate by representing Archbishop Duncan at various events and meetings both within North America and internationally when the Primate is unable to attend.

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Wednesday
Jan272010

Diocese and congregations file appeals

On Dec. 24th, the trustees of four Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) congregations in the greater Vancouver area filed an appeal of Mr. Justice Stephen Kelleher’s B.C. Supreme Court decision of last Nov. 25. They did so in an attempt to preserve their ministries on their current properties.

But the Diocese of New Westminster, which is part of the Anglican Church of Canada, is not entirely happy with the ruling either and on Jan. 7th filed an appeal of the section awarding the $2.2 million bequest of Dr. Daphne Chun to St Matthias & St Luke’s.

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Sunday
Dec272009

Kairos' funding cut, no explanation

Violated women in Congo, families whose members have been kidnapped in Indonesia, churches working for peace in Sudan—these are a few of the groups left high and dry after the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) abruptly terminated funding to Kairos in November.

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Sunday
Dec272009

Diocese of Quebec faces ‘extinction’

Bishop Drainville (photo: Diocese of Quebec)The Diocese of Quebec is "teetering on the verge of extinction" as parish finances and the number of parishioners fall.

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