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Sunday
Mar012009

Evangelizing the bus stop: How to respond to the atheism ads 

"There probably is a God--so stop worrying, the world is not a runaway bus."

That's theologian David Reed's offering, when asked to give an alternative to the atheistic slogan that's been plastered on British buses, and will soon come to Toronto and Calgary.

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Sunday
Mar012009

Much to celebrate as congregation purchases leased facility

The largest and oldest Chinese Anglican congregation in Canada has struck a deal to purchase the facility it has been leasing. On Jan. 29th, the Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd in Vancouver officially closed the purchase of the church building at 189 West 11th Ave. at $3.4 million.

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Sunday
Mar012009

Vancouver Island parish leaves ACC

On Feb. 8 the congregation of St Mary’s Nanoose Bay voted overwhelmingly to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and realign with the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC). The rector, the Rev’d Guy Bellerby, had sought an amicable arrangement that would enable the congregation to remain in the church building pending a mediated process.

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Sunday
Mar012009

Third bishop leaves ACC for Network

On Jan. 23 Bishop Ronald Ferris, recently retired Bishop of Algoma (in Ontario), announced that effective immediately, he will minister as part of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) under Archbishop Gregory Venables, Primate of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone. Ferris spoke with his former Primate, Archbishop Hiltz personally about his decision, and described the phone conversation as "very friendly, courteous and affirming."

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Sunday
Mar012009

Toronto plans SSBs without any vote

The Diocese of Toronto plans to bless same-sex relationships without taking any formal vote on the theologically contentious issue. "(A vote) would cause more division than it would cause resolution," the diocesan bishop, Colin Johnson, told the media.

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