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January 09, 2019

The Board of Directors of Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is pleased to announce the hiring of Willard Metzger as Executive Director.

“As chair of CPJ's Board of Directors, I was privileged to be part of our five-person Hiring Committee. The committee's decision was difficult, but... full post »

December 18, 2018

Bishop Michael Pryse is delighted to announce the appointments of the following persons as Ministry Area Deans for a three year term beginning January 1, 2019.

Atlantic-- Kimber McNabb
Central Toronto-- Christian Ceconi
Georgian-- John Polacok
GTA East-- Suzanne Nevile... full post »

December 18, 2018

Bishop Michael Pryse is pleased to announce that the officers of the Eastern Synod have appointed the Rev. Hilla Lahtinen (HBMus, MDiv) to serve as the Synod’s Director of Worship Ministries effective January 1, 2019. In this part-time position, Hilla will serve as a resource person and... full post »

November 20, 2018

Each fall the Eastern Synod Mission Committee reviews numerous grant applications and then faces the difficult task of deciding how the funds will be distributed. Grants are awarded in 3 different categories; Long Term Partnership, Short Term Partnership and Compassionate Justice Initiatives.... full post »

November 20, 2018

For seven decades Edgewood Camp and Conference Centre carried out a much-loved ministry in Southwestern Ontario. Even though it is no longer financially viable for the synod to continue to provide outdoor ministry in this location, it is both reassuring and exciting to know that through its... full post »

November 12, 2018

Hearing positive reactions to Martin Luther University College’s new logo, since it was unveiled in late June, has been gratifying. After all, its creation was more than two years in the making.
   But even more satisfying is when I see sparks of recognition wash over the faces of folks... full post »

November 01, 2018

Dear Minister Hussen:

I am writing on behalf of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada concerning motion (ES 18-07 MSC) adopted by delegates at our Synod Assembly this year. This motion calls on the federal government to end travel loan repayments for refugees to... full post »

November 01, 2018

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:

I am writing on behalf of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada concerning a motion which was adopted by delegates at our Assembly this past year. The motion (ES 18-12 MSC) called on “closing the funding gap between physical health and... full post »

November 01, 2018

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:

I am writing on behalf of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada concerning a motion which was adopted at our Synod Assembly this year. The motion (ES 18-05 MSC) reads in part: “We urge the Government of Canada to phase out fossil fuel... full post »

October 15, 2018

Churches across Canada are once again joining the Dignity for All Campaign, co-led by Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty, to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17. For the 6th annual Chew on This!... full post »

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