Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 5, May

Aid, Prayers, Vigils in Wake of War. (World)
(ENS, ENI, staff)--Churches around the world held prayer vigils, clergy and lay people marched in anti-war demonstrations and the Canadian Anglican primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, asked for prayers "for all who are in harm's way" as war broke out...
Basics of ADR Process. (Canada)
In the mid-1990s, as the number of lawsuits alleging abuse in native residential schools began to pile up, the concept of an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process was raised. Hearings would take place in meeting rooms rather than courtrooms....
Church Leaders Talk Full Communion. (Canada)
The Lutheran World Federation Assembly, which meets in Winnipeg from July 21-31, is expected to draw more than 1,000 Lutherans from around the world, and Anglicans are helping in a significant way. Among the 500 guests and visitors to the conference...
Church Reacts to Native Boycott; Sense of Betrayal Felt on All Sides since Signing
The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples' (ACIP) rejection of the native residential schools agreement and its rebuke of the primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, is stirring up both support and criticism in the Canadian church. Support, from natives...
Cockburn's Songs an Antidote for Troubled Times. (Culture)
"What's been done in the name of Jesus/What's been done in the name of Buddha/What's been done in the name of Islam / What's been done in the name of man/What's been done in the name of liberation / And in the name of civilization / And in the name...
Committee Examines Anglican Identity. (Canada)
The national church's faith, worship and ministry committee wants to know if there is such a thing as common worship or prayer across the Anglican Church of Canada; if there is, what it looks like and if there is not, why not. Eileen Scully, consultant...
New West Situation Simmers
Seven out of eight dissident parishes in New Westminster have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting an offer from Bishop Terrence Buckle of the Yukon to be their bishop until General Synod in 2004, but the diocese calls both the bishop's offer...
Obituaries
Walter Heath Jones Retired archbishop Walter Heath Jones died on March 22 at the age of 74 as a result of injuries suffered in a skiing accident near Flagstaff, Ariz. Archbishop Jones was known for his strong emphasis on stewardship and work...
Ottawa Youth Group Just a Bunch of Holy Terrors. (Feature)
AT AN AGE when church becomes boring and starts losing priority over hockey practice or sleeping in, the youth group at Ottawa's Christ Church, aka the Holy Terrors, has been defying the trends and growing both in number and in popularity. Felan...
Praying for Victory Brings Mixed Blessing: 'Dulce et Decorum ...'. (Grace Notes)
THE ROMAN POET Horace used these words in a famous phrase, "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori", which translates as "Sweet and honourable it is to die for one's country." I learned those words as a schoolboy during the Second World War, and they...
Priest Hopes Work in Guyana Continues; Clergy Needed to Train New Priests. (World)
This July, when Rev. Philip Rowswell and his wife Adriana close the gate of their compound in Georgetown, Guyana, and return to Canada for perhaps the last time, it will be with the fervent wish that another Canadian priest will soon come to carry...
'Something Is Very Wrong Here': Christian Law on Sexuality 'Not Right': Bishop. (Opinion)
WHAT DO I DO (what do you do?) when I realize (when you realize) that a relationship, a touching, an intimacy--which is experienced by me (or you) as grace-giving and filled with love--is for another Christian, equally devout, an act of great sin and...
Sri Lankan Bishop Tries to Model Peace. (World)
Bishop Kumara Llangasinghe, of the diocese of Kurunagala in Sri Lanka, is one of a newly emerging breed of Anglican bishop/statesmen: a religious leader, he also acts as intermediary between opposing factions in his country, and walks the talk of peace...
Vestments Hold a Special Place in Our Hearts
IT WAS A SURE THING: we asked you about your favourite vestments and your letters came in droves. We heard from deacons, priests, bishops, archbishops, artists and members of altar guilds. Dozens of photographs of copes, stoles and chasubles were sent...
What the Church Is Wearing
In A church steeped in history and symbolism, it should come as no at surprise that church vestments often tell a story. The garments on these pages have been skilfully crafted to represent clergy's past and present, a Scriptural passage or the world...
Whither the Downtown Montreal Churches?
Montreal ARHCHBISHOP Andrew Hutchison has a problem in the heart of old Montreal: too many churches, not enough people. It is an issue that plagues many dioceses--beautiful, historic buildings that are expensive to maintain but have dwindling...
Women's Activism Alive at UN. (World)
THE COMMISSION on the Status of Women, part of the United Nations Social and Economic Council met in New York recently. The Anglican Consultative Council, as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) accredited to the UN, had delegates to the Commission...