Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 9, November

ACIP Finds Energy for Indigenous Church
Winnipeg Native and non-native leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada at a two-day meeting in October aired grievances that stemmed from the residential schools settlement agreement, but agreed to work together to bring native concerns before...
Anglican Serves at Luther College: Chaplain Hears Student Concerns, "Hangs Out"
AS THE FIRST Anglican chaplain at Luther College in Regina, Rev. Cheryl Kristolaitis is living the meaning of "full communion" in a campus setting. In August, 2002, Ms. Kristolaitis became the first Anglican clergy person to be officially called...
A Thank You from a Frequent Traveller: 'Tribute to Whom Tribute Is Due'
I AM WRITING THESE notes in a retreat house in the foothills of the Rockies and have spent some of the time in self-examination, (something I always do on retreat) looking back over my time in the office I hold. With a long list of failings to choose...
Canadian Conservatives Plead Case to Sympathizers at U.S. Conference
Dallas A three-day meeting of conservative Anglicans in early October denounced the Episcopal Church of the United States' (ECUSA) approval of an openly gay bishop, called on the primates of the Anglican Communion to intervene in the United States...
Contagious Album Showcases a Guitarist Playing through His Pain
FROM INCREDIBLE pain often comes the most important art, be it painting, prose, music, or any other medium. Don Ross is a well-respected acoustic guitarist--the first person to ever win the prestigious U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship...
Crash Victims Mourned: Funeral Held for Seven Dead
The predominantly Anglican native community of Nibinamik, also known as Summer Beaver, in northern Ontario was shaken Sept. 11 when seven members of the village and a pilot were killed in a plane crash. A Wasaya Airways Cessna Grand Caravan was...
Enrolment, Construction Increase at Thorneloe: Latin Is an Oddly Popular Course, Says President
Enrolment is up at Thorneloe University in Sudbury, Ont. and more students are taking Latin, a development that mystifies the new president, Rev. Stephen Andrews. "We have 34 people enrolled in first-year Latin. Latin is making a comeback," he said...
Faith Schools Challenged in Europe
Warsaw (ENI)--An Austrian theologian and sociologist says attacks by a British academic on faith schools is part of a growing "crisis of secularism" in the face of renewed spirituality in European culture. "Secularism is in crisis when its proponents...
Indian Churches Fight New Law on Conversions
New Delhi, India Churches in India face a mighty challenge as the nation's government plans to bring in a new law to prevent religious conversions among Hindus across the nation. The law has no approval yet from the Indian parliament but proposal...
New Beginnings for a Sometimes-Divided Church
While last month heralded some new beginnings for indigenous Anglicans in Canada, recent events elsewhere might well be remembered as the beginning of the end for the Anglican Communion as we now know it. First, the good news. Despite some initial...
Primates See Threat to Unity
London While declaring "a deeper commitment to work together," leaders of the worldwide Anglican church at an emergency meeting in October warned that liberalizing attitudes toward homosexuality "jeopardize our sacramental fellowship with each other."...
Queen's Provost May Expand Distance Learning: Rev. John Mellis Sees Gains in Enrollment
St. John's, Nfld. THE NEW PROVOST of Queen's College theological school hopes to explore the possibility of expanding distance education programs at the college as another way to equip men and women for pastoral and other ministries. Rev. John...
Remember ... to Learn to Forget to Be Selfish
BEING ASKED TO write a effective remembrance article, just four days before the end of my six-month tour as the senior chaplain for ROTO 12 (the 12th rotation of troops for the task force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as Operation Palladium) seemed...
Senior Bishops Warn off Those 'Dividing' Church
In an unusual open message about the same-sex blessing issue in New Westminster, the primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, and the four metropolitans, or senior bishops, of the Anglican Church of Canada, criticized Bishop Terrence Buckle of the Yukon...
Sexuality Row Hits Home for St. John's Priest
Mount Pearl, Nfld. Amid the global row over same-sex marriage and homosexuality that threatens to break up the Anglican Communion Rev. Robin Barrett came out. Mr. Barrett 44, who has been a priest for 21 years and is still married to a woman--they...
Spirit Lives on in Erstwhile B.C. Diocese
Shulus, B.C. Nearly two years ago, the diocese of Cariboo in British Columbia suspended operations, financially wounded by lawsuits concerning a former Indian residential school. A landmark court decision had found the Anglican church 40 per cent...
Stories Help Communicate Deep Truths
NANCY COCKS LISTENS to children and takes them seriously. Their thoughts and what they are experiencing of life all around them is where their questions about God take root. She believes that story-telling is a way of meeting those questions. After...
Synod Speaker Sparks Debate
Quebec Members of the ecclesiastical province of Canada debated the choice of the senior bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA) as the guest preacher at the closing ceremony of General Synod next year. The debate, which took...
The Challenge of Cariboo: Two Cultures Co-Exist in One Church
Shulus, B.C. One theme of the first assembly of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI) was "healing and reconciliation"--a theme running through much of the Canadian church's work. The theme was particularly significant since this...
What Price Unity?' Asks Irish Primate
Here, reprinted courtesy of the Church of Ireland Gazette (www.gazette.ireland. anglican.org), is an excerpt of an essay by the Archbishop of Armagh and senior primate of the Anglican Communion, Robin Eames. It was released just prior to last month's...
Winds Whip through Halifax
Halifax Parishioners waited nervously for Bishop Fred Hiltz to arrive for the 125th anniversary celebration of St. James church in Herring Cove, N.S. The previous two visits in as many years by a diocesan bishop were occasioned by the worst snowstorm...
Yukon Bishop Faces Discipline
The controversy in the diocese of New Westminster over whether to bless gay relationships took a grave turn last month as Archbishop David Crawley moved to discipline the diocesan bishop of the Yukon, Terrence Buckle, for asserting "episcopal authority"...