Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 127, No. 10, December

1700th Birthday: Armenian Church Celebrates
Moscow One of the world's oldest churches -- the Armenian Apostolic Church -- and one of its youngest states -- the post-Soviet republic of Armenia, barely 10 years old -- are celebrating the 1,700th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity by...
3 Episcopal Elections Held: (Fred) Hiltz Will Succeed (Arthur) Peters in Nova Scotia
New bishops have been elected in the dioceses of Brandon and Caledonia, while in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, suffraga bishop Fred Hiltz was chosen in a single ballot to succeed Archbishop Arthur Peters as diocesan. One of three candidates,...
ACT Critical of Mixing Aid, Bombs: Airdrops by U.S. Termed Ineffective
Geneva An international network of church aid agencies criticized humanitarian airdrops linked to U.S.-led military strikes in Afghanistan, saying they compromise other aid efforts in the region. Action by Churches Together (ACT) International,...
Amazing Spirit Arisen from Devastation
ON MY first day at the site, a demolition worker jumped down from his hydraulic grab and tapped me on the shoulder. He said, "Say a prayer for me, Father." (We found out that New Yorkers call anyone with a clergy collar, "Father.") I said, "What's...
Anglicans, Lutherans Celebrate Partnership
Whether Lutherans are many, as in parts of the west, or few, as in the east, many Anglicans heeded the call from the two churches' leadership to use the time near Reformation Sunday and All Saints to celebrate a new relationship. In a letter signed...
Art Used to Fight Stigma Attached to Leprosy: Modern Drugs Can Halt Infection
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL New Delhi Combating the stigma of leprosy is as important as fighting the disease, says a Christian organization in India which is trying a new form of therapy for those living with an infectious disease that has...
Bishops Welcome `First Step': `Oversight' Also Discussed
Edmonton Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, at their regular fall meeting, discussed the residential schools situation in open and closed sessions, considered whether bishops should be able to minister in another diocese and celebrated a...
Christman Songs: Various Artists
ARTISTS AND managers recognize a Christmas album as a great marketing tool. It only makes sense. Consumers purchase albums during the Christmas season at a higher-than-normal rate, and the combination of name recognition and musical hunger makes such...
ECUSA Diocese Elects First Indigenous Woman (Carol J. Gallagher) Bishop
New York (ENS)--The Episcopal diocese of Southern Virginia has elected the first female bishop in its history--and the first indigenous woman bishop anywhere in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Carol J. Gallagher was elected suffragan bishop...
Ends, Beginnings and a State of Being Adrift
What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T.S. Eliot ENDS AND BEGINNINGS are inextricably linked, especially when they are tied to something as arbitrary and as fundamentally...
Fire Guts Landmark: Church Victim of Teen Mischief
Lunenburg, N.S. One of the oldest Anglican churches in Canada has been destroyed by fire, apparently after Halloween mischief. People in Lunenburg, N.S., wept openly on street corners Nov. 1 as they watched St. John church, a 247-year-old landmark...
Hear with the Ears of Shepherds
AS WE MOVE towards Christmas this year, what good news, what good counsel is out there? We are certainly exhorted to maintain the North American tradition of spending as much as possible, but for people affected by the economic bad news, that may...
(Naim) Ateek Proposes Ecumenical State: Palestinian Suggests `Shared Land'
Ottawa A prominent Palestinian theologian says that a good starting point to achieve peace in the Middle East would be for all sides to accept that the land is God's gift to all people -- Palestinians as well as Israelis. Canon Naim Ateek, founder...
Native Network Meets despite Travel Chaos: Gathering Focuses on `New Agape'
Cairns, Australia Like so many other gatherings in the days following the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, a meeting of the Anglican Indigenous Network very nearly fell victim to logistics. But in spite of all the travel headaches and cancellations,...
New Caledonians Fear Inco Mining Project
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) sponsored a visit to Canada by four residents of the South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia -- two of them indigenous -- who are trying to get information from mining giant Inco Ltd. about...
Ottawa Makes Unilateral Offer (to Settle Native Residential School Lawsuits)
The federal government will pay 70 per cent of proven out-of-court damage settlements related to native residential schools and will not limit churches' liability in lawsuits where they are named as plaintiffs. Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray announced...
Sisters Hail New Province in Solomons
It was just after evensong, as formal goodbyes were being offered to visitors, that Sister Michael heard the squealing of a pig and learned that the animal was being slaughtered just off to the side of the worshippers for the pig roast that would follow....
Sudan Church Thrives in Midst of Civil War: Archbishop (Joseph Marona) Travels to Be with Flock
Archbishop of Sudan Joseph Marona says the civil war in his homeland has claimed more than 500,000 victims since his last visit to Canada about a year ago, bringing the total tally to 3 million dead. And yet, in spite of the turmoil, violence and...
Violence Erupts in Nigeria: Casualties High as Muslims, Christians Clash
Kano, Nigeria Thousands of Christians in northern Nigeria were displaced from their homes and took shelter in police and army barracks following violence between Christians and Muslims in Kano City in October. Officials of the Nigerian Red Cross...
Volunteers Program in Trouble: Fears for Future Blamed for Lack of Applicants
Volunteers in Mission, the Anglican program that sends Canadians to work with overseas partners, has a dearth of volunteers for the first time in its 14-year history. General Synod staff who coordinate the volunteers are concerned that fears over...