Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 130, No. 9, November

A Search for an Undefined 'Something' in Melanesia: Readers Left Asking Why Author 'Can't Let the Stories Be'
SOME BOOKS SEEM to bite off more than they should attempt to chew. When it works, the book becomes magisterial, something that captures a topic so well and so comprehensively that it becomes a de facto reference on whatever topic has been gobbled up....
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Australia Says No to Women Bishops
Conservatives dominated the Anglican Church of Australia's triennial General Synod, where delegates declined to allow female bishops, blessing ceremonies for gay couples and the ordination of homosexual men and women. The synod, meeting Oct. 2-8...
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Bishop Describes AIDS Scourge: 'Our Ministry Is to the Dying'
The scourge of HIV-AIDS remains in South Africa, with new infections emerging even among grandparents who are often not adequately protected when they care for children afflicted by the disease, according to Bishop Thabo Makgoba, the new bishop of...
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Brookstone 'Reconnects' Theatre and Spirit
YOU'LL NEVER SEE a typical nativity pageant--with the Three Wise Men in bathrobes--at Toronto's Brookstone Theatre, although the theatre's mandate is to present work with a Judeo-Christian perspective. Founded in 1988 by actor/playwright Dennis...
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Churches Meet with Government over Sanctuary Issue: Appeals Process Urged for Refugees
Canadian church leaders--including the Anglican primate--have agreed to meet again after an initial meeting Sept. 29 with federal Immigration Minister Judy Sgro in Ottawa to discuss concerns about Canada's methods for reviewing refugee claims. "I...
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Church, Primate's Fund Appeal for Funds for Areas Ravaged by Hurricanes
The Partnerships department of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) continue to appeal for donations for Caribbean countries severely affected by hurricanes in September. The church, responding...
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Ecumenism Lives at Local Level: Journal
Rev. Laverne Jacobs tells of a First Nations community where divisions that followed the arrival of a Pentecostal church eventually began to ease. Members of "historic" churches began to attend the occasional revival meeting at the Pentecostal church....
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Emmanuel College Faces Financial Squeeze: 125th Anniversary Touches off Appeal for Future Funding
AT THE END of October, the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, one of the Anglican Church of Canada's most venerable theological colleges, celebrated its first 125 years--and kicked off a fundraising campaign it hopes will enable it to contemplate another...
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Essentials Delegation Meets Primate: Retiring Bishop Plans to Provide Oversight
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said that he is not alarmed about the decision by Essentials to form a network and federation which would provide alternative episcopal oversight to disaffected conservative parishes...
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Financiers Discuss Fundraising
Mississauga, Ont. The Anglican church's rainmakers--financial consultants across the country who advise potential donors on various methods of giving--met near Toronto in September to plan strategy for the national church's new funding plan called...
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Former UN Translator Waits in Mexico to Return to Canada
Sanja Pecelj, the Kosovo woman who sought sanctuary in the basement of St. Mark's church in Halifax more than a year, is now living with her sister in Mexico, where she will wait for the Canadian government to process application as a permanent resident....
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Foundation Issues Clarion Call for Artists
CALLING ALL Anglican dancers, drummers, flautists, painters, sewers, composers, singers--the Anglican Foundation's Sacred Arts Trust wants to know what you are up to. The foundation, which is based at the church's national office in Toronto, is...
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Harvey Will Oversee Episcopal Parish: Small Congregation at Odds with Bishop
Donald Harvey, who will retire as bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador at the end of this month, has accepted an offer to become an episcopal visitor to a conservative parish in Marlborough, Mass., whose diocesan bishop--Thomas Shaw--was among...
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Ingham Says New Westminster Regrets Consequences, Not Actions: Conservatives Call Report 'Toothless'
Archbishop Robin Eames said his Lambeth Commission's report would "have teeth," but conservative Anglicans blasted it for not being tough enough on churches with liberal attitudes toward homosexuality and liberal Anglicans thought major areas were...
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I Remember ... My Community: Holding Dear Our Sources of Strength
IN THE EARLY morning hours of Nov. 11, 2003, my eyes opened to the sight of the room I had lived in for the past four months. I had awakened in a small Canadian Forces Camp in the Arabian Gulf and to another day of serving as an Anglican chaplain to...
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Kobia: WCC Must Regain Its Moral Voice: Says Canadians Have Much to Offer Ecumenical World
The Anglican Church of Canada and other churches in Canada that are dealing with the painful legacy of the residential schools agreement have much to share with the rest of the ecumenical world about healing and reconciliation, according to Rev. Sam...
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Liturgy Available to Parishes Marking World AIDS Day
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has created a vigil liturgy, with a special focus on women, girls, and HIV-AIDS, for use by parishes and groups on World AIDS Day this Dec. 1. The vigil service, designed for use during the...
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Network Pushes for Values-Based Health Covenant
An ecumenical health care network is urging Canadian Christians to sign a petition urging the federal government's National Health Council to begin the work of involving Canadians in the creation of a Health Covenant. The Canadian Council of Churches'...
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Newfoundland Diocese Threatens to Quit Council
Edmonton Number crunchers and members of the Council of the North narrowly averted a crisis here at their recent meeting, reaching a tentative compromise after one diocese said it would quit the group. A disagreement arose at the Oct. 3-6 meeting,...
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Northerners Urge Action on Salaries: Stipends in North Called a 'National Scandal'
Edmonton The Council of the North will ask the Council of General Synod (CoGS) to address the issue of the "continuing erosion" of the salaries and benefits of its clergy brought about by the failure to adjust rates for inflation and to bridge the...
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Report Urges 'Expressions of Regret': Blessings Moratorium Suggested
Apologies from the diocese of New Westminster and the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA) for the "deep offence" their decisions regarding sexuality have caused to "many faithful Anglicans," and a moratorium on same-sex blessings as well...
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Somerville House Opens Soon at VST
IN THE 1930s, David Somerville negotiated a summer job as caretaker of grounds and buildings at the Anglican Theological College on the University of British Columbia campus. In return, he was allowed to live in the college residence. Today, the...
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Stipend Issue Divides AClP, Bishops
Edmonton Talks have collapsed between the house of bishops and the Anglican Council of Indigenous People (ACIP) after the two groups were unable to agree on issues around non-stipendiary, or unpaid, priests. A joint task force of the house of...
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St. John's Develops Diploma in Applied Theology: Program Also Offers Third Year
Winnipeg THROUGHOUT ITS LONG and varied history, St. John's College has maintained its concern for theological education not only for ordained ministry, but also to equip the ministry of all baptized persons. Students have often been hindered in...
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Where Does Light Need to Shine?
IN HIS BOOK, The Life of Reason, George Santayana made the following observation, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." As we mark Remembrance Day this month those words seem to take on an unfortunate significance. Those...
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Why It Was Impossible for Us to Sign Declaration
A HANDFUL OF READERS have written to Anglican Journal about our decision not to cover the recent gathering of Essentials in Ottawa due to the organization's requirement that participants (including media) sign a declaration of faith that included the...
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Wycliffe to Offer Program for Parish Leaders: Course Begins in Spring 2005
Toronto IN THE LATE spring of 2005, Wycliffe College will launch an annual program called Inter-Session. The college offers this time and its program as a direct contribution For the support of parish leaders. Our intention is For this to be an...
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