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. 127, No. 5, May

Appeal Down, Relief Funding Up
Donations to the national church's main appeal declined, but givings to its relief and development agency were up in 2000. Officials at the Anglican Appeal said the decrease was due to concerns about litigation costs stemming from the residential schools...
Biotech Calls out for Integrity, Transparency: Social Vision Is Needed
RECENT developments in the biological sciences, including genomics, the science of gene mapping and manipulation, have the potential to change human life in ways that make the industrial revolution look like a Sunday school picnic. They offer enormous...
British Priests Drawn to Far North: `Just Knew' This Was the Place
AFTER AN AD in the Anglican Journal seeking priests did not pay off, the diocese of the Arctic decided to go further afield and in 1999 ran ads in two British newspapers -- Church of England News and Church Times. This time, the diocese struck gold....
Charleston to Preach at Synod: Native American Bishop Plans Message of Hope
BISHOP STEVEN Charleston, a Native American Choctaw and outspoken advocate for healing the long-lasting after-effects of early Christian colonizers on North American native peoples, will preach at the opening service of General Synod in July. As...
CubeSat Launch
An American who recently completed a personal mission of carrying a 40-pound cross around the world and made the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's longest trek, will next send a four inch version of the cross into space. The cross is...
Delegation to Mexico Sees Free Trade Evils: Archbishop (Thomas) Morgan "In Turmoil" over Poverty and Despair
An unprecedented level of exploitation in the Americas awaits if free trade is expanded, says Archbishop Thomas Morgan. Archbishop Morgan, back from a fact-finding trip to Mexico with the Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America in...
Essentials Conference Planned for June
ESSENTIALS, a group of Canadian Anglicans hoping to direct the church back to its more orthodox roots and teachings, will hold its second national conference June 14-19, 2001, just two weeks before General Synod, with a full program and the theme "Lift...
Fear of Violence Curbs Holy Land Pilgrimages
London (ENI)--Violence between Palestinians and Israelis has caused a sharp reduction in pilgrimages, says an ecumenical delegation from Britain after a visit to the Holy Land. The high-level group, representing Churches Together in Britain and...
Journalism a Ministry for Western Priest: Retired Priest's Writing Career Flourishing
WHEN Archdeacon William Gordon Portman, generally known as Bill, attends General Synod 2001 as a writer for this newspaper, he will bring more church journalism experience to his assignment than the entire staff of the Anglican Journal combined. ...
Partnership, Not a Merger
AT A RECENT bishops' meeting near Toronto, irrepressible Bishop Ann Tottenham of Toronto, explaining she was "dead keen on Lutherans," asked whether Anglicans couldn't do more than just talk with their Lutheran counterparts at General Synod 2001 in...
Reflection on Future Failure
WHEN THE DAY comes, as it looks increasingly possible it might, that the sun rises on a landscape devoid of major churches as national institutions, Canadians should look to Ottawa for a large measure of responsibility for the new world created They...
Sex Offenders Salvaged by Circles: Prevents New Crimes
MALCOLM Savage cannot imagine anyone more dangerous than a man who is released from jail with nowhere to live, no friends, no job, and a fear that people will find out who he is and hound him. Sex offenders like that, he says, are walking time bombs....
Sudan War Criticized: Group Seeks Canadian Action
A group of Canadian church leaders, including Anglican representative Alice Jean (A.J.) Finlay, called for an end to the conflict in Sudan and a moratorium on oil development there, after a week-long trip in April to the war-ravaged southern area of...
Transparency: `-- Know E'en as Also I Am Known'
LUNCH AT the monastery. But this lunch was on a Friday in Lent, so it was somewhat different, and not just in the simplicity of the food. The meal was in silence, in contrast to the usual pattern of the monastery, namely, that one of the brothers...
Western Newfoundland: Hope amid Challenges: Whitten Sees Lower Numbers but Commitment
IN THE COURSE of being interviewed for this profile of the diocese of Western Newfoundland, Bishop Leonard Whitten summed up the diocese in one phrase: adjusting to new challenges. In the nearly four years since Bishop Whitten was elected, he and...