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. 128, No. 2, February

(Anglican) Journal Gifts Top $500,000
For the first time ever, readers' donations to the Anglican Journal Appeal topped half a million dollars in 2001, beating the previous years record by more than $60,000. At press time donations totalled $504,802. More than 16,000 readers responded...
Archbishop to Be Chosen by E-Mail: Province of Canada Anticipates Electronic Election Will Save $20,000
In a move designed to save thousands of dollars in travel expenses, eliminate an extra meeting and preserve summer vacations, the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada plans to vote for a new metropolitan by fax and e-mail. The idea came from Rev. Alan...
Books at a Premium in Myanmar: Theological Education Thriving despite Adversity
IN A REVERSAL reminiscent of Ray Bradbury's story Fahrenheit 451, in which fire departments exist not to put out fires but to burn books, the duty of the postal service in Burma (Myanmar) is as much to block mail as to deliver it. "We are used to...
Emotional End for Cariboo (Diocese)
ON DEC. 21, three people sat in a small circle on wooden chairs in an empty, stripped office in Kamloops, B.C. and noted the passing of an era with sad smiles and prayers of thanksgiving for the past. For Bishop Jim Cruickshank of the now-closed...
Faith Should Not Be Ignored: (Michael) Peers
Ottawa Archbishop Michael Peers, the Anglican primate, said in a New Year's Day sermon at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa that Canadian leaders are committing "folly" if they think they can ignore religion in the public sphere. He noted, as...
Faiths Urged to Reflect on Violence (between Christians and Muslims)
Geneva Christian-Muslim dialogue should focus on mutual interpretation of each other's religion discussion of the history of violence, the notion of jihad and "just war" and the impact of global religious confrontation on local relations. These...
Melanesian Brothers Hold Birthday Bash
Honiara, Solomon Islands The Melanesian Brotherhood celebrated the 75th anniversary of the community's founding at Tabalia in West Guadalcanal last fall. A homegrown Anglican religious order which now numbers more than 300, the Melanesian Brotherhood...
Neighbours to Those Fallen among Thieves: Church's Tune Called by Higher Source
ON JULY 11, the final day of General Synod, a brackish editorial in the National Post suggested the Anglican church had "met its Waterloo" in Waterloo, Ont. It suggested the impending bankruptcy of several dioceses, and the threat of bankruptcy of...
Others in Mind: `The Giftie Gie Us"
IN DECEMBER last year I attended a service of scripture and music created for the Advent season. The music was powerful in content as well as splendidly presented. The lessons were thoughtfully chosen and intelligently read. We were sitting with...
Ramallah School Shut Down: (Frank) Griswold Files Complaint
New York Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop of the U.S. Episcopal church, has written to Secretary of State Colin Powell complaining about the Israeli closing of an Episcopal school near Jerusalem. The Arab Evangelical School in Ramallah, 10 miles...
Sale of General Synod Offices Completed
The Anglican Church of Canada's governing body, General Synod, has completed the long-planned sale of its three-storey building in downtown Toronto, netting $3.65 million, and is moving ahead with plans for new headquarters. The purchaser of the...
Stalled Negotiations Call for New Strategy
THE CHURCH enters a new year in the saga of residential schools lawsuits and seemingly endless talks with the federal government aimed at finding some sort of solution that all parties can live with. Readers of this newspaper and of the secular...
Talks Now Focus on Alternatives to Court: Formal Negotiations at an Impasse (on Residential School Issue)
The federal government and churches involved in native residential schools negotiations are now wrangling over who should pay for "alternate dispute resolution" processes and whether the churches can guarantee that they will pay a portion of out-of-court...
Will Qu'Appelle Follow Cariboo?
The diocese of Qu'Appelle's synod, meeting in Regina late last year, approved a reduced budget for 2002, reflecting the serious financial toll residential schools litigation has taken on the diocese. "The diocese of Qu'Appelle is facing a very uncertain...