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"I'm still afraid", says 10-years-old Sasmita Susmitalopchan. He is sharing his temporary shelter with seven other families.  Village of Nayagaun / Bhattedandan/Nepal

Presbyterian Support Nepal

Just over two weeks after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, a second quake, this one with a magnitude of 7.3, hit on May 12. At press time, more than 8,000 people were confirmed dead and over […]

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New Appointments at the Vancouver School of Theology

The Vancouver School Theology, of which St. Andrew’s Hall is a part, has appointed three new faculty members. Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee is the inaugural appointment to the Butler

Speaking Tour Shares Successes in Malawi

A pair of project staff from Malawi visited the East Coast and Ontario in April, sharing information about a Canadian-supported project in their country and learning about Canadian

Two Dozen Overtures on Sexuality

Eighteen sessions and six presbyteries have filed overtures for discussion at this year’s General Assembly on the issue of human sexuality. This volume of response is without precedence

Church of England Divests from Oil Sand and Thermal Coal

The Church of England has announced it is selling off £12 million worth of investments (about $22.5 million Canadian) in companies that draw more than 10 per cent

Presbyterian Record Takes Home 20 Awards

The Presbyterian Record received 20 awards last weekend for reporting, storytelling, editing and design—11 of which were first place awards of excellence. The Canadian Church Press and the Associated

Ewart Fund Receives No Applications for 2015

The Ewart Endowment Fund has received no applications for grants in 2015 and the deadline has been extended to Sept. 30, the subcommittee reported in March. The fund provides

Pastoral Care Resource

If you or your church is aiming to offer pastoral care training, you might want to check out an extensive new manual by Janet Stark. Stark is spiritual care

Maclean Hall

A Place Apart

When Col. J.B. Maclean left 250 acres to the Presbyterian Church in Canada back in 1950, one of the stipulations he included in his will was that it

Assembly Council Business in Brief

At its March meeting, the Assembly Council agreed to continue working on a strategic plan for the denomination for at least another year and to deliver an interim

PWS&D Responding in Vanuatu

In the wake of Cyclone Pam, the severe tropical storm that devastated the archipelago of Vanuatu in March, Presbyterian World Service & Development has provided an initial $10,000

Karen Horst

Karen Horst Named Sole Nominee for Moderator of the 2015 General Assembly

On April 1 votes from presbyteries were tallied and Rev. Karen Horst was named sole nominee for moderator of the 2015 General Assembly. “There were such great candidates on the


Kenora Emergency Shelter May Have to Close

The Presbyterian mission that provides the only emergency shelter in Kenora, Ont., announced it might have to close down the shelter portion of its operations as of June

New Head of Life and Mission Agency Announced

The Life and Mission Agency Committee announced in March that Rev. Ian McDonald has been named the new general secretary of the Life and Mission Agency, pending approval

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance to Become Part of World Council of Churches

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance will be reconstituted as a part of the World Council of Churches, the organizations announced in March. As an ecumenical initiative of the WCC, the EAA will


L’Arche Founder Jean Vanier Awarded Templeton Prize

Jean Vanier has been awarded the Templeton Prize, an award given to extraordinary individuals who, in the words of the late Sir John Templeton, are "entrepreneurs of the spirit." Vanier founded the

Ghanaian church

Newest Ghanaian Church Installs Session

On Jan. 25, Calgary's newest Presbyterian congregation ordained six members to the office of the ruling eldership and admitted them to session. The Ghanaian Presbyterian Church, Calgary, began as

Presbyterians Sharing Fund Receives $7.87 Million in 2014

The main mission and ministry fund of the Presbyterian Church received a total of $7.87 million from congregations and individual donors in 2014, exceeding its budgeted goal of

Assisted Suicide

Supreme Court Says Yes to Assisted Dying

NDP justice critic Francoise Boivin reacts to the Supreme Court of Canada decision on assisted suicide following question period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, February 6,


Malawi Floods Spread Disease

Heavy rainfall in mid - January caused flooding in southern Malawi, killing 276 people, devastating crops and livestock, sweeping away over 2,000 homes and displacing 230,000 residents, according