Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 132, No. 7, September

Aid Agencies Enter Fray in Lebanon: Church Leaders Call for Immediate Ceasefire in Region
STAFF The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada, has sent $25,000 in response to an appeal made by a global alliance of churches sending relief to civilians uprooted...
Arctic Seeks Funds to Rebuild Cathedral: Iqaluit's Igloo Church 'Unsalvageable' after November Arson
St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral, the "igloo church" that was a landmark in Iqaluit until it was destroyed by arson last November, has been demolished and the diocese of the Arctic is now appealing for help to finance its rebuilding, estimated at $3 million....
Burmese Addiction Centre Shares Its Practices: PWRDF Partner Seeks Support from Canadian Church
The nature of the global drug trade means that Canadians should be concerned about the political and human rights situation in Burma, especially the Burmese military government's use of opium to support its economy, said a Canadian working with a program...
By Choosing to Forgive, We Choose Not to Perpetuate Cycle of Revenge
ON SEPT. 11th, 2001, five years ago, I was in my office just three blocks south of the World Trade Center site when I heard a loud crack. Once it had been determined that a plane had collided with the World Trade Center towers, I ran up the street...
Canadians Offer Unique Perspectives on Meeting: Observations Could Inform Synod 2007
Columbus, Ohio A dozen or so visitors from the Anglican Church of Canada, including the primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, attended the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States (ECUSA) in various capacities and viewed...
Church That Once Brought Pain Now Soothes Soul of Lay Student
Kingfisher Lake, Ont. LAWRENCE FLETT, a first-time student at the William Winter school's summer session, has seen the worst and the best that Christianity has to offer. Mr. Flett, 52, a tall, cheerful man who wears his black hair in a long braid,...
Claimants Face Quandary over Proof of Attendance
Some former students of Indian residential schools who have applied for a common experience payment have been rejected and a lack of appeal process has put them in a quandary about where to turn to for help, said aboriginal representatives recently...
C of E One Step Closer to Women Bishops: Vatican Warns Move Could Jeopardize Full Communion
London (ENI) -- The Church of England's general synod voted that the appointment of women as bishops is theologically justified, but hurdles remain before the measure can be implemented. "I must pay tribute to Anglican women who have been tested...
ECUSA Decisions Cause More Turmoil: Williams Suggests Two-Tier Church
Columbus, Ohio Some conservative dioceses are attempting to break away from the American Episcopal church following the election in June of a female presiding bishop and the church's indication that it will continue to support liberalizing church...
Faith Communities Call for Action on AIDS
A two-day ecumenical conference in mid-August addressed the moral and spiritual dimension of the worldwide AIDS pandemic, shortly before the opening of the International AIDS Conference in Toronto. Christian leaders, church representatives, people...
Letter from the President and the Acting Executive Director
Dear Friends of PWRDF, IT'S BEEN AN extraordinary year for The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). Transitional times force change that can blossom into transformation. New ways for PWRDF to work in Canadian church alliances have...
National Church Archives Seek School Records: Former Students Require Documents for Compensation
General Synod archivist Nancy Hurn has sought the assistance of diocesan bishops and chancellors in compiling an inventory of residential school records owned by various Anglican entities in Canada in preparation for the implementation of the Indian...
Native Seminary Blends Two Traditions
Kingfisher Lake, Ont. It is a most unusual seminary. For two weeks in July, students at the Dr. William Winter School for Ministry traveled across Kingfisher Lake in northern Ontario to a shoreline camp called Big Beaver that featured classes on...
Ndungane Will Retire in 2008
Cape Town ACNS -- Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane--a liberal African voice on the subject of homosexuality--announced on May 13 that he will retire as archbishop of Cape Town in 2008. In a statement, he wrote "this is my 10th year as archbishop...
New Director Supports Foundation's New Mandate: Focus beyond 'Bricks and Mortar' Will Continue
As the Anglican Foundation approaches its 50th anniversary, its new executive director, Dean John Wright, wants to increase significantly its endowment, bring its image and online presence up to date and forge a somewhat different profile from his...
Questions Stall Naming of National Native Bishop
Progress toward naming the Anglican Church of Canada's first national native bishop slowed over the summer as candidates for the position and a national committee, the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), struggled to define the job's terms...
Quilting Ministries Pull Communities Together
BOOK REVIEW Fabric of Faith A Guide to the Prayer Quilt Ministry By Kimberly Winston Morehouse Publishing ISBN 0-8192-2193-7 US$23.95 May 2006 "This ministry isn't about quilts. It's about the prayers. Only the prayers.' The founders...
'She Has Taught Us Not to Be Afraid of Death'
IT IS NEARLY four months since Captain Nichola Goddard, 26, died in action sewing with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan's Panjway district, near Kandahar. But her mother, Sally Goddard, still cannot say if she has accepted her daughter's death,...
Typical Church a 'Liturgical Bowling Alley': Worship Spaces Need Overhaul, Says Expert
Churches must put a greater emphasis on "how we seek the community" instead of just concentrating on designing a new altar when they are changing their buildings or redesigning liturgical space for contemporary worship, said a leading expert and author...
Uncertainty in Wake of ELCIC Vote
Delegates of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada's (ELCIC) Eastern Synod voted July 6 to allow congregations to decide whether same-sex unions may be blessed in their parishes. However, a cloud of uncertainty remains as to whether the synod...
U.S. Meeting a Glimpse of Our Possible Future
THE FRACTIOUS MEETING in June of the General Convention of he Episcopal Church in the U.S. (ECUSA) and the fallout since has given Canadian Anglicans a glimpse of the potential outcome of our own General Synod, which will take place next June 19-25....