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. 127, No. 4, April

Canada's Largest, Most Activist Diocese: Toronto Takes Up the Cause of Thousands of City Homeless
FITTINGLY for an area dominated by a cosmopolitan and multicultural city, the diocese of Toronto's Anglicans demonstrate a flare for activism and social justice. Among the many issues that concern the diocese -- the Canadian church's largest --...
Church Aid Focuses on Rebuilding: Areas at Risk Told to Prepare for Emergencies
Anglican and other church-based aid groups working in two areas devastated by earthquakes are switching their focus to rebuilding efforts and helping communities develop their own emergency preparedness. * The Primate's World Relief and Development...
Church's Future in China Has Last Bishop Worried
China's last Anglican bishop, K.H. Ting, may be moving a bit more slowly these days, but at the age of 85 he has seen the most important developments in the life of the Chinese Christian church and he has deep concerns about its future. At a dinner...
Church to Be `out of Cash' in 2001: Talks with Ottawa Too Slow
Mississauga, Ont. The national church's financial situation continues to deteriorate as talks with the federal government about the residential schools crisis move at a disappointingly slow rate and the pace of litigation speeds up, national officers...
Forgive Your Church Its Trespasses
PERHAPS Mother Church is in fact a child. Think of your church as a teen-ager, a difficult issue; frequently exasperating, often mischievous, often disapproved of, but loved. Always loved, never forsaken. You do not blanket a child with love; nothing...
(George) Carey's Role under Review: Final Report Due Next Summer
London An increasingly time-consuming international and ecumenical role has led Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey to ask for a review of the archbishop's role and for recommendations on how to make it more workable. An eight member review...
Hardships Can Push Faithful towards God
I AM WRITING these notes while attending a meeting of the primates of the Anglican Communion. One thing I don't need to bring to this meeting is a prayer book. We pray together a great deal, but we use the prayer book of the local church, in this...
(John) Clarke Chosen to Chair Council: Bishop Stirred Controversy with Remarks on Schools
The bishop who stirred controversy last summer with an admonition through the media that Anglicans stop "beating themselves up" with guilt over the residential schools issue, will be the new chair of the 11-diocese Council of the North. Bishop John...
Native People Seek a `New Partnership': Wider Church to Discuss Plan
Mississauga, Ont. Should the Anglican Church of Canada appoint a national aboriginal bishop to work with dioceses and parishes on native issues? What does it mean when native congregations call for "self-determination?" Should the church work with...
Parish in Ottawa Protests to PM: Congregation Is Up in Arms over Proposed Payments
The possibility that the Anglican Church of Canada might have to pay Ottawa $95 million to be released from residential schools claims has at least one congregation up in arms. The parish council of St. John the Evangelist, in Ottawa, fired off...
Reports of the Recent Demise of Anglican News Are Premature
CHURCH communications are a complicated business. We who attempt this craft are expected to be informative, erudite, even inspiring. Often, our jobs are made more difficult by forces beyond our control. Unnecessary levels of bureaucracy aggravate...
Retired Scotish Primus Rethinks Authority: `A New Way of Being Church'
IT IS TIME for the church to change, to leave behind a "dying mind-set" of authority over people's private lives and become relative in a pluralistic world, says the recently retired Primus of the Episcopal Church of Scotland. Archbishop Richard Holloway....
Scientist-Priest Garners World's Richest Prize: Helped to Pioneer Work on DNA
London A British scientist who is also an Anglican priest has been awarded the 2001 Templeton prize for Progress in Religion. Arthur Peackocke, 72, an Oxford University Theology faculty member, founded the Society of Ordained Scientists in 1986...
Sexuality Still at Issue: Security Tight as 34 Primates Gather in U.S
As it was in Portugal last year, homosexuality remained a major issue for the primates, or national leaders, of the Anglican Communion, meeting at the Kanuga Conference Centre in North Carolina last month. However, an attempt by conservative primates...
Synod to Focus on Planning for Future
The 21st century's first General Synod will consider the future of the Anglican Church of Canada in light of the residential schools crisis, relations with Lutherans, the rules for marriage and questions of human sexuality, among other things. "There...