Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 130, No. 7, September

AIDS Conference Attracts Faith Groups
Bangkok (ENI)--Representatives from more than 100 faith-based organizations attended the 15th International AIDS Conference in Bangkok in July. The Geneva-based Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA) said that organizations from Christian, Muslim,...
An Ancient Path to Renewal
IN THE UNREST facing the Anglican church today, one of the most promising paths through the conflict lies in the renewal of Christian spirituality. In his foreword to the book Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, Trappist monk and Centering Prayer...
Church Defends Sanctuary: Hutchison Signs Letter to Minister
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, joined Canadian church leaders in defending the church's time-honoured and biblically-rooted tradition of providing sanctuary to refugees facing deportation. They said the only...
Church in Kenya Has Rejected ECUSA Funds over Sexuality Row
The Anglican Church of Kenya has rejected a total of $75,000 US ($100,000 Cdn) in grants from the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA) in keeping with a vow made last April by African bishops to refuse money from dioceses that allow...
Commission Will Soon Wrap Up Its Work
Archbishop Robin Eames has dismissed criticisms that the Lambeth Commission tasked to find ways of maintaining unity in the fractured Anglican Communion has been partial only to some voices. "Very few people have actually had the opportunity to...
Dissident Priests Asked to Vacate Church Buildings in New West
The New Westminster diocesan council, in a letter sent by Bishop Michael Ingham, has asked two priests who have left the Anglican Church of Canada over the issue of same-sex blessings to vacate the church buildings that they are using and to seek "alternate...
ECUSA Gives Gift 'Of Support'
The Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA) is sending the Canadian church a $250,000 US ($329,000 Cdn) gift "as a show of support" following the native residential schools crisis. ECUSA's Executive Council, its governing body between triennial...
Elder and Chaplain Join Forces for Youth: Grandmother and Padre Exchange Ideas in the Bush
IT WAS A special first for both of them. It was the first time Capt. Fraser Harvey, the Anglican chaplain at the Canadian Forces Base in Borden, Ont., had worked with an aboriginal elder, and it was the first time Stella Blackbird, a traditional...
Existing Commission Will Study Unions
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison has decided not to appoint new members to the Primate's Theological Commission, which has been asked by General Synod to determine whether the blessing of same-sex unions is a matter of doctrine and to submit its findings...
Foundation Changing Its Focus: New Vision Looks beyond Buildings
The Anglican Foundation took a step toward transforming its organization and mission at its annual meeting in Hamilton, Ont. last May. Members of the foundation voted: * to change the term of office for directors to a maximum of two three-year...
Lutheran Church Tries to Avoid Shortfall in Pension Plan
A RECENT REPORT from the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada stated: "Fifty-nine percent of all defined benefit pension plans are running deficits, requiting $160 billion to cover the shortfall." In the Evangelical Lutheran Church...
Move Is Finally a Reality
After a move marked by initial chaos--some staff had no power and no workstations--and confusion (not knowing where to find offices in the labyrinthine layout), national staff of the Anglican Church of Canada have settled into the new office at 80...
Newfoundlanders Open Their Hearts to Ailing Episcopal Church Bishop
American bishop Terence Kelshaw was hospitalized for three weeks in St. John's after falling ill June 4 on a transatlantic flight from Turkey to his home in Albuquerque, N.M. "I had been leading a pilgrimage to the seven churches of Revelation in...
Parish Builds Dream for Needy: St. Clement's Raises Money to Raise a Roof
If I Had a Hammer was the theme song for about 40 members of St. Clement's Anglican church, Toronto, on a hot, sunny July Saturday, as they joined a 150-member crew on a Habitat for Humanity home construction project. "We have church members here...
Pension Fund Facing Demographic Realities: More People Retiring, Fewer Contributing
The Anglican Church of Canada's $480 million pension fund--while currently healthy--is facing several financial and demographic trends that are causing concern, according to fund officials. "It is a maturing plan and it has to do with the state...
Services Mark Life of Former Primate
Archbishop Edward (Ted) Scott's life and work as an advocate for the powerless were celebrated at memorial services at Anglican cathedrals across Canada, with Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu remarking in Toronto that the former primate...
Snowdrifts to Be Added to 'Igloo' Cathedral
The diocese of the Arctic has launched a campaign to raise $7 million for a major renovation of the igloo-shaped St. Jude's Cathedral in Iqaluit, whose capacity is already stretched to meet a growing ministry. The planned structure will reflect...
'Ted' Championed Rights of All People
Archbishop Edward (Ted) Scott, the 10th primate of the Anglican Church of Canada who gave meaning to the words "social conscience," was laid to rest June 29 in Toronto, eight days after he died in a car accident near Parry Sound, Ont., two hours north...
The Charisma and Complexity of Ted Scott
ONE OF THE many memorials during the summer for Archbishop Edward W. Scott--known simply as "Ted" in church and interfaith circles around the world--provided a glimpse into a phenomenon seldom seen outside the secular world: something akin to celebrity....
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund: Annual Report 2003
A Message from the Primate Dear Friends in Christ, ONE OF THE GREATEST privileges in my new role as Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada is to be so directly involved in The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. Archbishop Howard Clarke,...
We Are All God's Apprentices
THE HUGELY SUCCESSFUL reality show The Apprentice has begun its second season. A dispute has arisen over what lessons about business can be drawn from the first series, but what lessons can Christians learn from this show? The television show brought...
Worshipping Summer Style, in God's Country
It is 10:15 a.m. and the entrance to the channels of Hell's Gate and Devil's Elbow at Stony Lake is crowded with canoes full of people paddling their way to a small, white wooden church called St. Peter's-on-the-Rock. THEY ARE WARMLY greeted with...