Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 128, No. 1, January

Afghan Refugees Find Hope in Camps: Drought, Wars Drive Afghans to Pakistan
Shamshatoo Refugee Camp, Pakistan Everywhere you look in this refugee community, life is a brown monochrome. The simple brown mud walls and mud houses rise from the brown earth, and brown dust swirls in the air, coating everything. It would look...
Budget (of Anglican Church) Hints at Reprieve
Orillia, Ont. The Anglican Church of Canada will remain solvent at least until the end of 2002. A budget presented to the Council of General Synod in November by treasurer Jim Cullen gave a rosier picture than had been painted a year ago. ...
(David) Ashdown Is Chosen to Succeed (Gordon) Beardy: Archdeacon Wins of Third Ballot
Big Trout Lake, Ont. The diocese of Keewatin has chosen its executive archdeacon to be the new diocesan bishop. Archdeacon David Ashdown was elected on the third ballot. There were three other candidates: Archdeacon Sidney Black, Archdeacon Douglas...
Fire's Sequel: Forgiving Is `What We Do': (Says Reverend Marguerite Rea of the Historic Christ Church in Port Sydney, Ontario, the Victim of Arson)
Port Sydney, Ont. THERE'S A GAP in the heart of the village of Port Sydney, in Muskoka, north of Toronto. The tiny community boasts a general store, a restaurant and a beautiful beach, as well as a historic dam and a fine old meeting hall. In summer...
Fund Addresses Legacy of Schools: Lutheran Life Gives $50,000
The Anglican Church of Canada's 10-year-old healing fund, established to address social and personal problems of native Canadians, has received a $50,000 grant from the Lutheran Life Insurance Society of Canada. The grant represents a significant...
Israel Refusing to Accept (Patriarch) Irineos: Patriarchate Disrupted
Jerusalem The Israeli government is refusing to recognize the authority of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Holy Land, more than three months after his election, on suspicion that he is pro-Palestinian. The refusal to approve the appointment...
Love and Theft: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Love and Theft Columbia / Sony IN A 40-year career as a recording artist, Bob Dylan changed contemporary music forever. His landmark works of the 1960s alone make him a legend. Since that time, though, he has been prolific. Some of...
Mission to Seafarers Offers Mix of Services
Christmas boxes, long-distance phone cards and ship christenings -- all have been part of the ministry of the Mission to Seafarers in the past year, according to a report presented to the fall meeting of Canadian Anglican bishops by Archbishop Terence...
New CoGS Sets Church Priorities: Negotiations `Discouraging'
Orillia, Ont. At its inaugural meeting last fall, the Council of General Synod (COGS) elected last summer, wrestled with how to continue guiding the church through the residential schools crisis as well as with contingency plans if negotiations...
New Supporters Are Society's (Anglican Worship Resources Society) Only Chance: Elderly Donors to Group Have Dwindled
Toronto One of the oldest Anglican organizations in Canada is in danger of fading away unless it finds new supporters. The Anglican Worship Resources Society, which provides worship materials for groups and parishes which can not afford them, has...
Offer Prayers with Gratitude
RECENTLY AT A liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox tradition, I heard a story of a kind we do not often hear in the western church. The preacher was a bishop of the Church in Albania, a church only lately emerged from decades of persecution meted out by...
Rebirth of the Church in Myanmar: Missionaires' Legacy Still Lingers 35 Years Later
THE FOREIGN missionaries have been gone for 35 years, expelled from Burma (Myanmar) in 1966 as part of a nationalistic sweep by the military government that plunged the country into decades of self-imposed isolation. But their legacy lingers. Despite...
Secrecy of CoGS Seems a Recurrent Theme
ONE OF THE strengths of the way in which the Anglican church is governed lies in a process for elections to boards and committees that allows, every three years, for a dramatic infusion of new blood, while never completely abandoning the wisdom and...
`Spoilers' in Our Midst Call for Vigilance: Myths Survive Desecration by Eco-Vandals
MY FRIEND Harry was somewhere in his late 70s when he died. He didn't know the exact year of his birth because his records were lost in a fire on his reserve when he was a baby. When Harry departed for the Happy Hunting Grounds (politically incorrect...
Staff Education Funds Termed Safe: Money Held in Trust, Lawyers Say
A General Synod benefit fund that reimburses clergy and lay employees for educational costs is not vulnerable to residential schools litigation, according to legal opinions obtained by the pension committee, which administers the fund. Called the...
Two Faiths Share Concern
Marrakesh, Morocco World Council of Churches delegates to the seventh United Nations climate conference here last fall explored Christian and Muslim perspectives on the issue during a day-long colloquium. Underscoring the importance of the issue...