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Lutheran, Anglican development and relief agencies front and centre at Friday morning’s joint session

In Friday morning’s joint session, executive directors of Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) and the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) were interviewed together by segment host Bishop Michael Pryse of the Eastern Synod of the ELCIC. Watch the video. Adele Finney, executive director of PWRDF, is also an artist, a published playwright, a […]


Hopeful for the future; delegates respond to presentation on ELCIC Strategic Plan

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan Johnson thanked convention delegates for a rich conversation after many of them used an open mike opportunity to react to the National Church Council’s (NCC) Strategic Plan for 2013-2017. Everyone was aware of the projections of 64 congregations closing by 2020 and a plunge in revenue […]


Exploring the issues of responsible resource extraction

Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of KAIROS, and Sarah Stratton, Education and Campaigns Program Coordinator for KAIROS, offered a powerful presentation to delegates at the 2013 Joint Assembly on the devastating effects of irresponsible resource extraction in Canada and around the world. Their presentation offered delegates the opportunity to become more familiar with the issues of […]


National Convention passes second reading of constitutional amendments

At the Friday evening session, delegates agreed to deal with 13 related motions as one block (Motions 1-13 in the National Church Council Report). After some discussion seeking clarification on a few items, the motions were approved. The changes to the constitution were the Second Reading of amendments that had been approved at a First […]

Putting a face to homelessness, giving a voice to the homeless

Inspired by the theme “Together for the love of the world,” members of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are gathered together in Ottawa for worship and decision-making on areas of shared work, including mission and development. Among the joint work taking place, delegates will be invited to make […]