"Jane Alexander, rector of All Saints Cathedral and dean of Edmonton, was elected on March 8  bishop of the diocese [of Edmonton]. She was chosen on the third ballot. A relative newcomer to holy orders, she was ordained to the priesthood in 2001, served several parishes in the diocese and has served as dean since 2006. She began her professional like in 1981 as a music teacher in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England". "She will be installed as bishop on May 11 . She succeeds Bishop Victoria Matthews, who resigned last year".
"Participants in the Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue, at the end of their fifth meeting May 22 to 25 , said they have come to realize that reconciliation is 'far beyond agreeing to disagree' but is about seeking 'not only to tolerate but to understand'. The consultation, which gathered six bishops from Canada, two from the U.S. and 15 from various countries in Africa, met in Coventry, England". "Meeting at the cathedral has been 'providential', said the bishops in a statement. 'We have come to see the challenges of our present life as being less a failure of our life together than an opportunity to live out the truth of what we have been called to be'." "Bishop Jane Alexander, diocese of Edmonton, said the change in the level of understanding among bishops has been 'huge'."
Article includes colour photo with caption: "Canadian Bishop Jane Alexander and Kenyan Bishop Johannes Angela".
"The Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod has requested bishops and deans to focus, for 22 days, from May 31 to June 21 , on renewing the church's commitment to support the work of the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation through prayers, participation in awareness-raising campaigns and donations. Early this year , Council of General Synod (CoGS) agreed to dedicate the undesignated proceeds of Giving with Grace, General Synod's annual fundraising campaign, to replenish the fund. For the next five years, the fund -- created in 1992 as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement -- will focus on language recovery". General Secretary, Archdeacon Michael Thompson, "stressed that while the Anglican Church of Canada has met its legal obligations under the settlement agreement, 'we're far from finished with our spiritual and moral obligation to continue to support the healing work that is underway among those survivors and in those communities'."