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Guatemala has peace but economic justice is slow arriving

The Rev. Emilie Smith, a leader of a group of students from the Vancouver School of Theology beside a monument in the cemetery at Rabinal in rural Guatemala. It recalls the 1982 massacre of 177 women and children... Read More

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Stephen Leacock: an Anglican once “more famous than Canada”

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944) Born in in England, Leacock grew up in Canada on a farm in Ontario, quite poor. After a stint at teaching, Leacock became head of the economics faculty at McGill University. He... Read More

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Former Primate Ted Scott Dies in Car Accident

  Archbishop Ted Scott Archbishop Edward Scott, who died in an automobile accident near Parry Sound, Ontario, on Monday, June 21, had many... Read More

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Intellect and heart together in community

The Dalai Lama presents Archbishop Desmond Tutu with a scarf at a session at the University of BC. They enjoyed each other's company at their many appearances together in Vancouver. (Carey Linde photo) These... Read More


Diocesan Synod sets up task force to probe how to restore relationships

Diocesan Synod voted to set up a special task force last weekend to make “practical recommendations” on restoring relationships strained by differences over the blessings of same sex unions. The motion was brought... Read More

People in the News

New Regional Deans appointed by Bishop Michael Ingham and commissioned at Diocesan Synod are the Rev. Stephen Rowe of Epiphany Church, Surrey, regional dean for South Fraser; the Rev. Mark Lemon of St Hilda,... Read More


Archdeacon Bill Stephens, 1934-2004

Archdeacon Bill Stephens The Venerable William Robert (Bill) Stephens, 70, died peacefully in palliative care at Vancouver General Hospital on May 5th. Bill had lived with cancer for many years. A humble man... Read More

All Saints fills `porridge pot'

Retired Archbishop Douglas Hambidge was off to Africa last month with contributions of nearly $1,000 from the parish in which he is a member, All Saints, Ladner. With little advance notice, the people of the parish... Read More

TOPIC wins editors' awards

TOPIC received four awards in the competition organized by the Anglican Editors Association this spring. About 25 Anglican diocesan newspapers are eligible to submit entries. Prizes were received for the layout on... Read More


The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada last month, attempting to maintain Anglican unity, tried compromise. Unfortunately, synod was rebuffed. Synod agreed at this time not to affirm that dioceses have... Read More