Category: Riding the Waves

The Joy of Justice

Written by Rev. Heather Mc Cance, Ministry developer for the Anglican Church in Canada. November 3, 2018, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, hosted by Women’s Inter-Church Council of Winnipeg. Bridging Genaerations When I was a child, I was a member of the Junior Auxiliary of the Anglican Church… Read more »

“Pursuit of Justice,” Summer Edition

Start a justice movement or grow understanding of justice issues in your community this summer. Parks and backyards make great spaces for gathering. Our council teamed up with the Student Christian Movement to explore contemporary justice movements and bring new insights to the struggles against racism, social and economic injustice, colonialism, and gender violence. It… Read more »

Bible Study: The Joy of Justice

A Message from Our President The Joy of Justice   There is excitement in the air as we celebrate this 100-year milestone! There have been many changes in our world and in WICC over those years and there will be more changes to come. However, what will not change is WICC’s commitment to social justice.… Read more »

Human Trafficking in Canada: What You Need to Know

By Emily Pelley The history of global slavery is often a topic that is presented as a past wrong that belongs to less educated people and a shameful time in our history. However, it has become more evident over recent years that the eradication of slavery did not actually happen because slavery still exists in… Read more »

All God’s Creation is Very Good: Water

How we care for Creation is the central theme of World Day of Prayer 2018 Suriname. Water is of great concern for this nation so rich in biodiversity and resources. Most of the population of Suriname lives along its coast, also where birds and sea turtles nest. Floods and rising sea levels due to climate… Read more »

Bible Study: Inspiration from an Old Testament Prophet

What does WICC have in common with an Old Testament prophet? More than you would expect! A miracle performed by the prophet Elisha is recorded in 2 Kings 4:1-7 providing us with a model for responding to injustice today. A Family in Crisis This passage centers around a widow whose life was falling apart. Her… Read more »

Understanding Our Call to Stewardship

The environment has always held a special place in my heart. It is where my soul is healed from the stresses of reality and it is where I find God, fully present and fully visible, reaching to me in ecological stillness. Often I feel God draw close when I am immersed in nature, particularly around… Read more »

Network News Winter 2017: Indigenous Mayan Midwives

Sharing a World Day of Prayer Story: Leonora Obara, Cofounder, Kijiji Cha Upendo On February 6, a group of sixteen women gathered to hear Leonora Obara describe the Kijiji Cha Upendo project, which received support from a World Day of Prayer grant. “Kijiji Cha Upendo” means “Village of Love” in Swahili. As Leonora put it,… Read more »

A Port in the Storm

In order to be easily recognized in a busy Toronto coffee shop, Reverend Judith Alltree is wearing her clerical collar. It is not something she wears when she is on a ship because it can be a barrier between her and non-Christian seamen or Christians whose tradition does not include female clergy and inhibits her… Read more »