‘It is easier to talk about reconciliation than to do reconciliation’

Day school Survivor calls for justice and true reconciliation

Between 1865 and the turn of the millennium, 699 federally-funded day schools operated in almost every Indigenous reserve across Canada. Unlike at residential schools, students ...

Primate visits the diocese

From April 19 to 24, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, visited the Diocese of Islands and Inlets. During that time, ...

Churches across the diocese celebrate Holy Week 2024

Below is a selection of photos from the Holy Week 2024 events and celebrations held by churches across the diocese. Cowichan/Mid-Vancouver Island St Michael and ...

Planted in the earth itself

Below is a selection of photos and an excerpt from the transcript of Bishop Anna’s closing sermon at the May 2024 We Together diocesan conference. ...

The Rafah Crossing

Jan. 12, 2024 Night after night on our television screens, we see the Rafah Crossing between southern Gaza and northern Egypt. The area is teeming ...

A debate on human goodness

Recently, a theological dispute broke out in the public square: a relatively rare occurrence in our post-theological era. Conservative evangelicals are irate about Pope Francis’s ...

Bidden or not bidden, God is present

The Women’s Spring Retreat, held at the picturesque Camp Pringle, Shawnigan Lake on 19-21 April, had thirty-two attendees. The retreat facilitator was Archbishop Linda Nicholls, ...

Where did all the young people go?

Average churchgoers and scholars alike have been asking hard questions about our theology and practice of Christianity for years. The 1960s marked a watershed in ...

A sabbatical in New Orleans

Alastair Hunting, incumbent at St John the Divine, Courtenay, shares his experience on an extended educational leave in New Orleans.  This past winter I went ...

St Luke’s raises funds with attic treasures

On Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., St Luke’s, Cedar Hill¬† and Vintage Fashion Showcase (VFS) held a new fundraising venture ...

Cathedral appoints new Dean and Canon

Following Ansley Tucker’s retirement in October 2022, a Cathedral search committee and Bishop Anna undertook an extensive search process to find and appoint a new ...

Bishop's Column

‘It is easier to talk about reconciliation than to do reconciliation’

Dear friends,  At the end of 2023 the Yellowhead Institute, which monitors progress on the 94 Calls to Action from the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation ...

Children of God

Zondervan recently released a book entitled, The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?   The ...

Existing for the sake of our neighbours

William Temple, theologian and Archbishop of Canterbury, was fond of reminding us that the church exists primarily for the sake of those who are still ...

Reflections

The Rafah Crossing

Jan. 12, 2024 Night after night on our television screens, we see the Rafah Crossing between southern Gaza and northern Egypt. The area is teeming ...
John Thatamanil

Diocesan Theologian

A debate on human goodness

Recently, a theological dispute broke out in the public square: a relatively rare occurrence in our post-theological era. Conservative evangelicals are irate about Pope Francis’s ...
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