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Storytelling is an important element of the Christian Life—even at national events and institutional meetings. This area makes room for those stories: personal experiences within corporate identity.

The refugee crisis and that picture

The picture. Yes—“that” picture that started circulating yesterday of the 3 year old boy washed up on the beach in Turkey. One of God’s children without hope is too many and every refugee on this God given earth, is one of God’s children. Continue reading

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May life not simply go on

I wanted to yell out of my window, “Don’t you know what has happened here this week?” “Don’t you know you are naively walking on the very same spot of the road where a Women’s Warrior Dance erupted a mere 72 hours ago?” “Don’t you know that Indigenous peoples of this country and those who are standing beside them are here this week declaring the hope for a world that will change?” Continue reading

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May 31: how beautiful are the feet…

And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Continue reading

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Sacred Fire: Opening Ceremonies TRC Ottawa

The Rev. Riscylla Walsh Shaw considers Sacred Fire as she moves into the TRC’s closing events in Ottawa. She offers this poem: Continue reading

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May 30: “Grandson, they are starting to see us.”

Last night’s speakers invited us to envision a new relationship. I can only fall on my knees and be grateful that the door to reconciliation is still open and that if all who live on this land can see that it is open, may enter it with willing and grateful hearts Continue reading

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TRC Closing Events: this book cannot be rushed

During the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Closing events, May 31-June 3, 2015, The Rev. Riscylla Shaw and Ms. Henriette Thomson, The Anglican Church of Canada’s Director, Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice will be blogging about their shared experience. Continue reading

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Racing with the Reverend: Targa 2014

This fall, one of The Community’s members has been taking part in a unique opportunity for mission: Targa 2014. The Rev. Canon David Burrows has built a network of sponsors, and has been racing his way across Newfoundland in support of the Autism Society. And he’s been blogging, daily! Catch up with David by following these links: Continue reading

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Justice Camp 2014

Justice Camp 2014 has ended. As I write, a few final good-byes are being said. Today, I have begun to find some words to reflect in a small way on a 3-day immersion in complexity. Continue reading

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Something remarkable just happened

Something remarkable just happened. Last week, nearly 40 of the Anglican Church of Canada’s youngest priests gathered together in Montreal for professional development, networking, and ministry strengthening. Continue reading

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The 10th Commandment—a reflection on the “why Anglican” question at Conversation 2014

I occasionally trespass against the tenth commandment.  Particularly when I hear the descriptions of congregations busting at the seams with young families, moving into spanking new buildings, offering innovative and popular ministries, congregations like The Meeting House franchise  or others … Continue reading

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