"The Anglican Church of Canada's newly named lead animator of public witness for social and ecological justice says he's looking forward to supporting the church's social and environmental work on a local level". "Ryan Weston, who has served in a similar capacity -- social justice and advocacy consultant -- at the diocese of Toronto since mid-2014 ... began his new job March 1 . He succeeded Henriette Thompson, who stepped down March 31, 2016. Thompson's actual title was 'director of public witness for social and ecological justice'. Archdeacon Michael Thompson, the national church's general secretary, says the title was changed to emphasize that the position is not chiefly about coming up with church policies or statements on issues, but rather 'encouraging, supporting and resourcing local attention to the church's public witness'." "Last November  ... the church announced plans to hire a 'reconciliation animator', and Weston will not be responsible for reconciliation work, Thompson says".