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MVA Housing Affordability Assembly

Members of Metro Vancouver Alliance's (MVA's) member organizations will gather on Family Day to ask municipal politicians from North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver to make concrete... Read More

This Changes Everything - Film Fundraiser

With Special Guest Speaker: CHRISTINE BOYLE Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of climate change. Filmed on... Read More

Climate Change and the Church

Find out what’s at stake & begin to explore how the church in Vancouver could respond. The Reverend Margaret Marquardt, chair of the Eco-Justice Unit of the diocese wants to get the word out about this event... Read More

MVA - Leadership Training

The Reverend Margaret Marquardt, Chair of the Diocesan Eco-Justice Unit and Chair of MVA Leadership Institute Committee is pleased to announce that Bishop Skelton will be attending the two day training for those who... Read More

Join KAIROS at the Kinder Morgan Hearings

Janette McIntosh of KAIROS Metro Vancouver has sent out a request to friends of the organization to join Kairos at the Kinder Morgan Hearings. The Eco-Justice Unit of the Diocese of New Westminster is passing on... Read More

Communion Service Prior to March and Rally

Kairos Metro Vancouver in partnership with Earth Keepers and Salal and Cedar has organized a pre-rally hospitality and communion service. We will process together at 11:40ish to City Hall for the 12noon Stop Kinder... Read More

KAIROS - Site C Dam Information Event

The Reverend Margaret Marquardt, chair of the Eco-Justice Unit of the Diocese of New Westminster invites Anglicans to attend this KAIROS BC-Yukon and Rolling Justice Bus (RJB) co-sponsored information event. The... Read More

Earthkeepers Pre-Rally Communion Service

Have you been looking for ways to respond to climate change? Have you been looking for ways to engage in climate action with a community of believers? We invite you to explore two avenues of engagement with us on... Read More

National Faith Commuter Challenge

WALK and WHEEL to WORSHIP Sign up for the National Faith #CommuterChallenge, #FCC2017 this June! Transportation comprises more than 40% of an average faith community’s carbon footprint, so traveling green is one... Read More

Pipelines and the Poetics of Place

The 14th Annual DTES Heart of the City Festival Presents: Pipelines and the Poetics of PlaceA Film and discussion PROGRAM Musqueam Nation welcome by Elder Larry GrantBlessing song led by Patti PowellFilm... Read More

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

An Interactive Indigneous History Lesson of Canada The Eco-Justice Unit of the Diocese of New Westminster recommends this event presented by KAIROS a partner organization of the Anglican Church of Canada. This... Read More

Book Launch - The Reverend Emilie Smith, Author

BIENAVENTURADXS LXS QUE HACEN LA PAZ Come and celebrate the publication (in Spanish) of the book by Emilie Teresa Smith recounting the story of her pilgrimage with land defenders up the Atrato River, and then by... Read More

In Defence of Human Rights in the Philippines

THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE PHILIPPINESUNDER THE PRESIDENCY OF RODRIGO DUTERTE 5 - 7:00 pm Potluck Dinner/Thank you for bringing food to share7 - 9pm FORUM With Guest Speaker: FR. REX RB REYES The General... Read More

Climate Policy in Canada Petition

From the Eco-Justice Unit chair, the Reverend Margaret Marquardt I signed on this statement as Anglican Eco-Justice Unit Chair. I was part of the consultation coordinated by the Citizen’s For Public Justice, a... Read More

Earth Day 2016 Letter from Anglican and Lutheran Leaders

The Reverend Margaret Marquardt, chair of the Eco-Justice Unit asked that we link to and print this April 20, 2016 letter on the Anglican Church of Canada, General Synod News Site. Dear friends in Christ: As we... Read More

D of NW Represents at MVA AGM

The Diocese of New Westminster and BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada were well represented at the Metro Vancouver Alliance Annual General Meeting held at St. Augustine’s, Roman Catholic Church in... Read More

D of NW Eco-Justice Unit Signs on To Open Letter

An open letter to all candidates in the 2012 BC Provincial Election was circulated May 2, 2017. More than 60 organizations have signed on to this letter expressing concerns regarding access barriers to applying for... Read More

Blessing the Bicycles

Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral has a new bell tower but the bells ringing in the 120 year old church on May 29th were attached to the handle-bars of bicycles. With sacramental chrism oil, bicycle chain oil,... Read More

Book Launch - The Reverend Emilie Smith

Speaking to a crowd of about 40 in Spanish and English at the Co-op Bookstore on Commercial Drive in Vancouver on Thursday evening October 26, the Reverend Emilie Smith spoke tenderly and clearly about the people... Read More

KAIROS Leadership Visit

On Friday, October 27, KAIROS Executive Director, Jennifer Henry and Program Manager Ed Bianchi made a brief stop in Vancouver on their way back from a national steering committee meeting in Victoria. The Anglican... Read More

Fair Wage Commission

The Province of BC is holding hearings regarding Fair Wages. This has arisen out of the issue of the increase in the minimum wage, what it needs to be and the timing of the raise. Metro Vancouver Alliance’s... Read More

Federal Government Responds to Eco-Justice Unit Concerns

The Eco-Justice of the Diocese is concerned about Labour Practices behind consumer products Canadians purchase The letters below are from the Federal Government of Canada to the Eco-Justice Unit of the Diocese of... Read More

MVA Leadership Training - Register Now

If anyone would like to consider participating in The Metro Vancouver Alliance Leadership Institute. Please get in touch with the Rev. Margaret Marquardt of the diocesan Eco-Justice Unit.  Please join Metro... Read More

MVA Reps Meet with Provincial Finance Minister

On Wednesday, May 2, representatives of Metro Vancouver Alliance (MVA) met with Finance Minister for the Province of British Columbia, the Honourable Carole James. The meeting took place at Vancouver Community... Read More

Ombudsperson for Mining Justice

Last January, KAIROS, Canada posted a news story on their website saying that they were “encouraged by the Honourable Minister of International Trade’s (The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne) announcement on... Read More

Fish Farm Free Pacific Coast

Urgent Call for International Collaboration for a Fish Farm Free Pacific Coast On Thursday, May 24 from 11am to 12:30pm the Wild Fish Conservancy Northwest and Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance hosted a joint press... Read More

A Visit from Padi Rex

On May 25, 2018, Archbishop Melissa Skelton and Synod Staff welcomed some visitors to 1410 Nanton Avenue. The purpose of the visit was to afford Archbishop Skelton the opportunity of meeting the Bishop... Read More

Responses to the Decision of the Federal Court of Appeal, Aug 30, 2018

Anglican Voices speak in response to the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal August 30, 2018 regarding the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project (also known as Kinder Morgan pipeline) On Thursday, August 30, 2018,... Read More