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Emilie Smith

The Rev. Emilie Smith is parish priest of St. Barnabas Anglican Church, New Westminster, Canada, and TLC’s Latin America correspondent.

Complicated Relationships in El Salvador

The Rev. Emilie Smith reviews Blood Entanglements: Evangelicals and Gangs in El Salvador.

Tempest in the Anglican Church of Mexico

There is a bitter crisis in the Anglican Church of Mexico, grounded in disputed elections for both a bishop and the province’s primate.

Pope Francis Calls for Action on Climate Change

In Laudate Deum, Pope Francis is unsparing in his criticism of the greed and short-sightedness he believes are driving the climate crisis.

Primates, Sisters, and Friends

Archbishop Marinez Santos Bassotto of Amazonia, Brazil: “I was the first woman to be elected bishop in Brazil, and I needed a sister. Bishop Linda [Nicholls] fulfilled this role. She was always there for me, with kindness, presence, and support. This is how our friendship began.”

The Church Under Construction in Colombia

Bishop Elias Garcia Cardenas: “We have new projects, like a construction in Barranquilla, apartments, and a house of hospitality, a kind of hostel.”

After COVID and Other Setbacks, Sacred Circle 11 Gathers

The first order of business was the consecration of the Rt. Rev. Chris Harper as Canada's National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop.