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Stranger in the CommunityOctober 13, 2022
Community is an essential part of the human experience. Connecting as part of a community is important to our mental wellbeing. Even the most introverted person needs some sort of human contact and support. A community can be gathered in a geographic space where people connect inperson, or a virtual
Power in Fire: A Discussion with Elder Amanda WallinOctober 13, 2022
It is a sunny day when I meet Elder Amanda Wallin at her home in the country. I intend to speak with her about her experiences with the program Circles for Reconciliation and about Indigenous organizing that has been done around the discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves of children
October Magazine 2022October 3, 2022
This October’s issue is centred around the theme of Newcomers. In this month’s issue: Andrew Rampton introduces the magazine’s Community Catechesis column, unpacking what “catechesis” means and the importance for Christian communities of ongoing teaching and learning in our faith. Elder Amanda Wallin speaks about her experiences with the program Circles for
September Magazine 2022September 8, 2022
Rupert’s Land News is back from our summer break! This September’s issue is centred around the theme of A New Climate. In this month’s issue, Hannah Foulger offers her final contribution to her remarkable term as RLN Reporter at Large by exploring issues of food security. Hannah looks at food
Ecumenical faith in an artistic communityJune 24, 2022
When I first came to the Manitou area a half-century ago, I was immediately aware that this was an ecumenical community, a community where people of different faith traditions worked together for the betterment of the whole community. There was no specific event that led to this interfaith perspective that
In the fabric of who we are: saint benedict’s table supports their community through the artist-in-residence programJune 20, 2022
For twelve years, saint benedict’s table, a downtown Winnipeg parish founded in 2004, has supported its community of artists through an artist-in-residence program. st. benedict’s table is a downtown Winnipeg parish, sharing space with All Saints Anglican Church at the corner of Memorial and Broadway. They meet for their regular
Supporting Newcomer Children & Families: Say Yes! to Kids grant expands Emmanuel Mission Youth Learning ProgramJune 9, 2022
“As we begin to move into pandemic recovery, learning enrichment programs like ours are more important than ever,” says Khamisa Maciek, Administrator for the Emmanuel Mission Youth Learning Program, Winnipeg, in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land. What began as a summer school outreach ten years ago—serving students from kindergarten to
June Magazine 2022June 6, 2022
June’s issue covers initiatives in our diocese that support spaces designed to encourage education and artistry. Holy Trinity Anglican Church has a newly renovated basement where the Emmanuel Mission Learning Centre will be run as a year-long education program, serving students who are newcomers to Canada. Hannah Foulger sheds light
Examining White Privilege in the Anglican ChurchMay 23, 2022
Within Christianity, Scripture prompts us to respond to oppression and injustice; for example, Isaiah 58:6 asks us to consider “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every
On beauty and illness: an interview with Norman SchmidtMay 16, 2022
Norman Schmidt has lived a full life. In the early 2000s, he retired from a career in professional design and teaching in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he and his wife, Sharon, currently live. They have also spent a portion of their lives residing in rural Southern Manitoba, where Norman (and Sharon)
Open, accessible, and Safe ChurchMay 9, 2022
Last month, the Anglican Church of Canada was rocked by the resignation of Rev. Mark MacDonald, national Indigenous archbishop. This comes at a time when members of the ACC, both nationally and at the diocesan level, are working to develop and implement Safe Church policies for our members. It’s necessary
May Magazine 2022May 5, 2022
What do hope and healing look like within the church, and specifically the Anglican Church of Canada, in our present moment? May’s issue ventures into this conversation under the theme of “Fissures.” RLN Reporter at Large Hannah Foulger examines the Safe Church Charter of the Anglican Communion, what the policy
Get Back, Yoko Ono, and the Art of PerformanceApril 22, 2022
In 1964, two years before she met John Lennon, Yoko Ono exhibited Cut Piece, one of the earliest works of feminist performance art. For Cut Piece, Ono wore a suit and knelt on stage with only a pair of scissors accompanying her. During the performance, Ono remained still as audience
A Prayer for Victims of Sexual AbuseApril 21, 2022
Bishop Geoff is providing this prayer for use in public worship and personal daily devotions. A Prayer for Victims of Sexual Abuse – in response to sexual misconduct in the Church. Let us pray. Almighty God, hear the prayer of the Church, and pour your merciful blessing upon all victims
RLN Interviews Synod DelegatesApril 18, 2022
With Diocesan Synod coming up in October 2022, the Nominations Committee is looking for clergy and lay Synod 2022 delegates who are willing to let their names stand for election at the upcoming Diocesan Synod gathering. Rupert’s Land News in partnership with the Nominations Committee decided to connect with some lay delegates
Home is where our story begins…April 18, 2022
On December 8, 2021, a family of five Syrian refugees landed at Richardson International Airport in a pandemic: Manar, Khodor, and sons Mohammad (16), Yousef (15), and Abed Al Raouf (9). Waiting for them in Portage la Prairie was Khodor’s sister, Iftikar and her family along with members of the
An Easter Message from the BishopApril 17, 2022
Read the Bishop’s Easter 2022 Message here.
Winnipegger Andrea Shalay Flees UkraineApril 11, 2022
In August of 2021, Andrea Shalay relocated to Zaporizhia, Ukraine to begin a new position with Mennonite Central Committee as their new Peace Engagement Coordinator for Europe. At the time, the country seemed relatively stable, but also a good location to set out on new adventures. Little did she know,
This month’s issue is centred around the theme of Newcomers.
Contributions include an interviewwith Elder Amanda Wallin in which she discusses her experiences with the program Circles for Reconciliation, and also discusses the ongoing search for the bodies of children who died at residential schools, and the importance of sacred fires to Indigenous communities for processing grief and honouring the children lost.
Theo Robinson considers the recent reopening of churches and what Christians are called to as we may encounter newcomers at our doorsteps.
Finally, Alison Brooks-Starks profiles the United Church of Canada’s EDGE ministries and considers fertile ways of bridging church and community, listening newly to the unexpected ways the Spirit is moving in the world.
This issue also marks the introduction of two columns to the magazine: The Community Catechesis section, introduced by Andrew Rampton, and the Parish Profile section, which in upcoming issues will showcase individual parishes in our diocese.
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