Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 8, October

Bishops Agree to Respect Boundaries
DAVID SKIDMORE ANGLICAN COMMUNION NEWS SERVICE AND DAVID HARRIS Canterbury Bishops should respect the boundaries of dioceses and especially provinces (usually meaning national churches), most Anglican bishops agree. Archbishop Michael...
Bishops Discuss New Model for Native Church
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER Bishops of three dioceses in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario are looking at a new approach to creating a Native Anglican church. The dioceses of Brandon, Rupert's Land and Keewatin are discussing a proposal that...
Change on Arctic Horizon (Diocese of the Arctic)
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER ONE CAN UNDERSTAND why members of the Diocese of the Arctic might use words like gargantuan to describe its geography. After all, the diocese is four million square kilometres - one third the size of Canada and 15...
Christian Mission to Proclaim Gospel of Love
ONE OF THE resolutions of the Lambeth Conference in 1988 was to declare a Decade of Evangelism. Ten years later, critics claim that evangelicals have surged ahead, particularly in Africa and Asia, while more liberal mainline churches in North America...
Coming Face to Face with Effects of Colonialism
BEFORE COMING ON this Canada World Youth exchange to the Philippines, I never really understood the term "colonialism." In fact, I never really thought about it, even when I was learning about development in a high school world issues class or hearing...
Discipleship a Lifelong Process of Learning: Friendship with Jesus Requires Nurturing
IN THE GOSPELS the first followers of Jesus are called disciples. At the close of his earthly ministry, Jesus instructed these disciples (and through them the church) to "go and make disciples of all nations," (Matthew 28: 19). In a culture such as...
Families Praise Nova Scotians: Air Crash Brings out Best in Community
If a disaster of the magnitude of the crash of Swissair Flight 111 had to happen anywhere, from the perspective of the victims' families there may have been no better place than the waters off Peggy's Cove. One of Nova Scotia's most popular tourist...
General Synod Employee (John Vandenberg) Killed
Staff at Anglican Church House in Toronto are mourning the death of their colleague, John Vandenberg, co-ordinator of Asia/Pacific development and global projects for the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. Mr. Vandenberg, 32, was killed during...
Here Is a Selection of Reactions to the Lambeth Conference
Ian Ritchie - religion professor and member of Essentials movement in Canada. What we've seen is a shift in the centre of Anglicanism to the African church. There are 80 million Anglicans worldwide and 65 million are in the Second and Third Worlds....
Lay Presidency Issue Heats Up: Sydney Expected to Vote in Favour
The Diocese of Sydney, Australia's largest, is expected to vote in favour of lay presidency at its October synod, setting up one of the main criteria for the successor to Archbishop Harry Goodhew when he steps down in March of 2001. In an interview...
Ophelia: Natalie Merchant
Elektra / Warner WHEN SHE WAS the lyricist, vocalist and focal point of 10,000 Maniacs, Natalie Merchant was known for topical lyrics and social awareness. With her second solo album, the 35-year-old artist has deepened her lyrical scope while narrowing...
Organ Gets New Home on East Coast
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER A church in Newfoundland is making beautiful music with the gift of an organ donated by a Calgary woman. "The congregation was well pleased with the sound," wrote church organist Gerald Barter of St. Michael and All...
Priests Worry about Becoming Licensing Canon Fodder
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Anglican clergy across the country are feeling upset and betrayed after a new licensing canon was passed at General Synod in May. Canon 17 states priests can be fired by their bishops and have their licences revoked...
Problems Pale in Comparison
Canterbury "We think we have problems in Canada - we don't have problems," said Bishop Charlie Arthurson with a wry smile. "Listening to (African) bishops and their problems of persecution and hunger" put life in Canada in perspective for the first...
Restrained Peace Was Welcome: `Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace'
THE MOMENT IN the eucharist that has come to be called "passing the peace" is one of the indicators that I observe closely when I visit parishes, especially places I have not visited before. Even when it does not happen at all, that is an indicator....
Searching for Meaning in Baby's Death: Loss Drives Mom's Fight with College
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER An Anglican woman whose infant daughter died of dehydration a day after she was sent home from hospital says she does not want the licence of the doctor who treated her removed. Instead, Georgina Hunter and her husband...
Simon Birch
Written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson Starring Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello and Ashley Judd ** (out of five) PG-13 (profanity, mature themes) IN A WORLD where few things are certain, here's one sure bet: if you read and loved...
(St. Anne's) Church (in Toronto) Fights to Save Paintings
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER An insidious problem haunts the coloured walls of St. Anne's Church in west Toronto-a problem that, drip by drip, threatens to damage several valuable paintings by members of the Group of Seven. The roof is leaking,...
Volunteers Urgently Needed: Applications at Record Low
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER When Helen Parker went to work at a health centre in Kenya run by the Anglican Church, she couldn't understand why more villagers weren't coming in. Then she was told the people assumed that - just like at the government-run...