Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal is a Canadian national Anglican newspaper. The Anglican Journal includes local, national, and international news coverage, editorials, arts coverage, and stories of particular interest to the Anglican community.

Articles from Vol. 131, No. 4, April

Book Examines Life of a Statesman and Peacemaker
Nobody's Fool The Life of Archbishop Robin Eames Alf McCreary Hodder & Stroughton ISBN 0 340 86223 8 London, 2004. IN AN AGE when the church agonizes about its seemingly diminishing role in secular society, it is remarkable to read the story...
Canterbury Snubs North Americans
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has rejected an invitation to attend a joint meeting in April of U.S. and Canadian bishops later this month in a move that the Canadian primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, said is clearly linked to the...
Cohen's Elegiac Album Speaks for Itself
Leonard Cohen Dear heather Columbian / Sony AT AGE 70, Leonard Cohen is long past any attempts to be either current or mainstream. In fact, he never tried. That said, the legendary bard's new album Dear Heather is both a statement that will thrill...
Difficult Decisions Ahead for Council Members
MEMBERS OF THE Council of General Synod have some critical decisions ahead of them at their regular meeting next month. This will be only their second meeting together since they were elected at last year's triennial meeting of General Synod. They...
Ecumenical Group May Recommend Public Inquiry into Residential Schools
An ecumenical working group is examining the possibility of a public inquiry into the legacy of the native residential schools in Canada. The Anglican church, one of the churches involved, has asked the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP)...
Flurries of Activity in Labrador Churches
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Nfld. WHEN THE SIX Anglican parishes in Labrador gather for their annual strategy conference in February, they can never be sure who will turn up. This year, the parish of Rigolet, dose to the Atlantic coast, had to fax in...
Former Primate Fills His Days with Parish Duties, Editing Book
AFTER 18 YEARS as primate, or national archbishop, of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Michael Peers now handles some of the concerns of the average parish priest. Among other activities, he is filling in as interim priest-in-charge at...
Groups Weigh in on Meaning of Request
The primates' move to have Anglican churches in the United States and Canada suspended from the Anglican Consultative Council met with a wide variety of interpretations. Liberals on the homosexuality issue generally were dismayed that the North...
Halifax Church Family Welcomes Refugee Home
Sanja Pecelj returned to Canada on Feb. 28 as a permanent resident, putting an end to a period that included 441 days as a refugee in sanctuary in the basement of an Anglican church in Halifax and nearly six months as a temporary resident in Mexico...
Marking the Journal's 130 Years: News of the Canadian Church and the Rest of the Anglican World
IN EARLY JANUARY, more than 130 years ago, Canadian Anglicans were pondering the merits of the plan by John A. Macdonald's government to build the Pacific Railway, reading church news from Europe and across the diocese, as well as accounts of floods...
New Book Showcases Work of Religion News Writers
STAFF The editor of a newly-released book says its existence will help "validate" the role of religion news writers as journalists. "We are not just propaganda writers," says Debra A. Wagner, editor of Changing Boundaries, The Best Religion News...
Primates Call for Breathing Space: Canada, U.S. Asked to Bow out of Council
Asking the Canadian and American churches to "voluntarily withdraw" from the Anglican Consultative Council for at least three years averted a much-feared split within the Anglican Communion last February but the crisis over homosexuality, which has...
Project Aids Brothel Children: Sex Workers' Offspring Will Be Educated
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has agreed to fund a project in Jessore, Bangladesh, that educates children of sex workers to provide them with an alternative to life in the brothels, where they are often expected to work in...
'Reality Check' Needed after Budget Shortfall
With a deficit of more than $500,000 for 2004, the financial management and development committee of General Synod (the national office of the Anglican Church of Canada) may have to amend the 2005 budget, said treasurer Peter Blachford. The 2005...
Teens Believe in Trinity of God, Butler, Therapist
(ENI) -- Most teenagers in the United States believe in God and attend conventional congregations but at the same time have difficulty expressing what impact faith has on their lives, according to a new survey funded by the Lilly Endowment. The...
Thefts Spur Tighter Security: National Office Suffers Losses
A series of burglaries at 80 Hayden, the Anglican Church of Canada's new office in Toronto, has prompted national church officials to tighten security in and around the building. There have been three recent incidents of theft from the building,...
WCC Urges Sanctions over Israeli Occupation
STAFF The World Council of Churches (WCC) has urged its members to consider economic measures to oppose Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory and praised the action of a denomination in the United States that has started a process of selective...
Will We Step Back from the Threshold or Bite the Bullet?
GIVEN ITS LINEAR-bound cultural conditioning, the church is always in jeopardy of losing its kairotic direction, meaning and prophetic voice. The current conflicts over sexual identity and homosexual rights, new meanings of marriage and the blessing...