Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal is a Canadian national Anglican newspaper. The Anglican Journal includes local, national, and international news coverage, editorials, arts coverage, and stories of particular interest to the Anglican community.

Articles from Vol. 131, No. 10, December

AIDS Still a Fact of Life and Death
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. Seventeen years after the United Nations declared it as a day for remembering the victims, increasing awareness, and fighting prejudice against HIV-AIDS, the disease has not gone away. As Canadian Anglicans join churches...
Archbishop Will Serve as Interim Calgary Bishop: Spring Election for Western Diocese
Archbishop John Clarke announced on Oct. 14 that he will act as interim bishop of the diocese of Calgary, assisted by several teams, as the troubled diocese prepares for an episcopal election next spring. Archbishop Clarke Clarke is diocesan bishop...
Bishops Examine Church Growth: Bold Leadership Is Needed, Says Consultant
Mississauga, Ont. Church growth, or the lack of it, emerged as the hottest topic at the regular fall meeting of Canada's Anglican bishops--and it was not originally a large part of the agenda. Following a thought-provoking presentation on declining...
Church Army Training Centre Named for Capt. Ray Taylor
Capt. Raymond (Ray) Taylor, who served as director of the Church Army in Canada for 37 years, died Oct. 31 at the age of 91. "For many of us, 'Captain T' was larger than life," wrote the current national director of the evangelical organization,...
Court Rules Churches Still Liable for Abuse
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that churches are liable for abuse suffered by Indian children in a now-defunct residential school system, but that liability should be shared with the federal government. In a ruling released Oct. 21, the high...
Dreaming of a Simple Christmas: A Look at Delivering the Joys of Yuletide without Ever Visiting a Shopping Mall
EXCITED ABOUT celebrating Christmas but can't face the prospect of another round of shopping and eating frenzy? You are not alone in wanting to get off the consumer-driven holiday train. A growing number of people from bastions of consumerism such...
Ex-Vice Regal 'At Home' in Communion
THERE WERE times in Adrienne Clarkson's life as governor general that people whom she did not know and who were dying would request that she visit them. "I would always go," recalled Ms. Clarkson, one crisp day in early November, more than a month...
Inaction 'Exacerbates' Church Crisis
A meeting of Anglican provinces from the southern hemisphere concluded their gathering by releasing a communique stating that they "see no evidence" that the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church in the United States are "willing to turn...
In the Beginning
The door opened to reveal two bare rooms with a telephone on the floor and I was informed that, actually, there was no budget but it was approved that I could go $60,000 in the hole in the first year. Such was my welcome to Church House when I became...
Not All Tsunami Victims Treated Equally in India
A YEAR AFTER THE killer waves hit the Indian shore killing 10,749 and leaving 5,640 missing, another wave is devastating the poorest Christians in these parts: the tidal wave of religious discrimination. In the aftermath of the tsunami, on top of...
Relief Agencies in 'Race against Time': Disaster Looms in Earthquake Region Unless Help Arrives
Funds are still urgently needed to assist hundreds of thousands of survivors of the massive earthquake that hit villages in the border area between India and Pakistan, with relief agencies warning that a "second humanitarian disaster" looms unless...
Scores Still Homeless a Year after South Asian Tsunami: Groups Raise Concerns about Reconstruction
A new life and hope for some, frustration and uncertainty for others mark the lives of survivors a year after the deadly tsunami that struck parts of South Asia last Dec. 26, leaving over 250,000 people dead and millions homeless. In remote areas...
'The Church Gave Us Dignity': Film Documents Black Church History
THE HISTORY OF black people in Canada has sometimes been sketchy, caught up and trampled in the rush of French, British, Irish and Scottish stories written in the early years of exploration and settlement. The documentary Seeking Salvation: A History...
Trying to Resist the Temptations of Excess
MUSHROOMS in puff pastry. An unlikely symbol of excess, but there they lie in my freezer, a reminder of last Christmas when I went a bit overboard. Our page three feature this issue is about alternatives to what has become for too many of us, a...