Wycliffe's Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Toronto Anglican Congress featured in the Globe and Mail
Friday September 27th, 2013
The Most Reverend Dr. Mouneer Anis
Fifty years ago, the Toronto Anglican Congress marked the coming of age of Anglicanism as a global communion. The years that followed, including the recent period of turmoil, have posed the challenge of working out of the meaning of `mutual responsibility and interdependence in the Body of Christ.”
On Wednesday September 18th, Wycliffe College celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Congress. The event was covered by The Globe and Mail. And excerpt from their article is posted below:
Article written by Joe Friesen, Demographics Reporter for The Globe and Mail
Originally published on Friday, Sep. 20 2013
"More than 15,000 packed Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. Crowds thronged the lobby of the Royal York Hotel. Two hundred reporters scrambled for news and The Globe and Mail splashed the story on its front page.
Not for the Beatles or Muhammad Ali, but a congress of the Anglican Church.
It was late summer, 1963, and the Anglican Church, bastion of the old order, was at its demographic peak in Canada. Its leaders had influence and access to power, and nearly 15 per cent of the country claimed membership in the flock. The Toronto Congress, whose 50th anniversary was celebrated this week, was something of a high water mark."