Anglican Primate Linda Nicholls urges Government of Canada to Ban Conversion Therapy

Nov 21, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: The Anglican Church of Canada’s Primate, Linda Nicholls has written to Canada’s Minister of Justice to voice her support for Bill C-6, a bill which would criminalize conversion therapy. If this should pass, a therapist, psychotherapist, counsellor or psychiatrist who agrees to help someone resist unwanted same-sex attraction would be committing a criminal act and face fines and possible jail time. At a deeper level it is a fundamental denial of free...

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Church of Canada may disappear by 2040, says new report

Nov 19, 2019 by

by John Longhurst, RNS: A “wake-up call.” That’s what Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, called a new report showing there may be no members left in the mainline Canadian denomination in 20 years. The report, which was commissioned by the church, was delivered to the Council of General Synod meeting November 7-9 in Mississauga, Ontario. “Projections from our data indicate that there will be no members, attenders or givers in the Anglican Church of Canada by...

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‘Wake-up call’: Canadian church hears statistics report on membership decline

Nov 13, 2019 by

by Tali Folkins, Anglican Journal: The Anglican Church of Canada’s first reliably-collected set of statistics since 2001 show the church running out of members in little more than two decades if the church continues to decline at its current rate, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard Friday, Nov. 9. “We’ve got simple projections from our data that suggest that there will be no members, attenders or givers in the Anglican Church of Canada by approximately 2040,” the Rev. Neil Elliot, a...

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Anglican Church of Canada Faces Extinction by 2040, new Report Reveals

Oct 11, 2019 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: New official statistics gathered from 2017 by the Anglican Church of Canada and sent to the House of Bishops, show official Sunday attendance has dropped to 97,421. The last official statistics published were in 2001. Membership and attendance in the ACoC reveal a church in freefall. At the present rate of decline the ACoC will be out of business by 2040. A prior report published in 2006 predicted the last Anglican would leave the church in 2061. That figure has...

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What the Anglican Church of Canada’s same-sex marriage vote means for its future

Sep 10, 2019 by

by Matt Gardner, ENS: The Anglican Church of Canada General Synod’s failure to pass a resolution to amend the marriage canon to expressly allow solemnization of same-sex marriage, followed by a communiqué from the House of Bishops effectively commending diocese-based decisions on the matter, has triggered a wave of responses across the church. Bishops, priests, laity, officers and deacons alike have weighed in with concerns about the decision. Some bishops, including then-Primate-elect Linda...

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Canada: Marriage vote failure ripples through church

Sep 5, 2019 by

by Matt Gardner, Anglican Journal: General Synod’s failure to pass a resolution to amend the marriage canon to expressly allow solemnization of same-sex marriage, followed by a communiqué from the House of Bishops effectively commending diocesan-based decisions on the matter, has triggered a wave of responses across the Anglican Church of Canada. Bishops, clergy, laity, officers and deacons alike have weighed in with concerns about the decision. Some bishops, including then-Primate-elect Linda...

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