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. 125, No. 5, May

Anglicans Aid Kosovars: NATO Action Criticized
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund has responded to an appeal for emergency aid by the International Orthodox Christian Charities to help the people of Kosovo. The initial PWRDF grant of $5,000 has been increased by $15,000 in donations...
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(Anne) Cools Defends Monarchy: St. James Hosts 47th Anniversary of Accession
Ottawa IF SENATOR ANNE COOLS is ever asked to swear on a stack of Bibles, she'll be prepared. The outspoken Liberal senator from Toronto Centre, an Anglican, keeps several versions of the Bible on a bookshelf in her Parliament Hill office and is...
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Apple Venus V1: XTC
TVT Records Universal WILFRED LANGMAID LITTLE SEEMS to have gone right for XTC charter member, principal songwriter and frontman Andy Partridge in the 1990s. Record company woes left the band on hiatus until its contract with Virgin Records expired....
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Asking the Right Questions Key to `Open Table' Issue
SHOULD WE be inviting the unbaptized in our worship services to receive communion? Until recently this question would have been answered with an immediate and unequivocal "no." But in some quarters this is being rethought and the no is not so immediate,...
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Assault Charges Laid
Representatives of the diocese of Winnipeg and Toronto have expressed shock and sadness following the arrests in March of a priest and former priest on sexual assault charges. The arrests follow a five-month investigation by the Winnipeg police. ...
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Aussie Pilgrimage Highlights Goal of Racial Healing
In their first major project together, the national heads of Australia's main churches will make a pilgrimage to Uluru, in the heart of Australia's central desert. The trip is designed to highlight the need to heal divisions: between black and white...
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Biblical Scholars Aid Talks on Human Sexuality Issue
Biblical scholars have been invited to help the church's Faith, Worship and Ministry committee widen the biblical discussion on human sexuality, including homosexuality. The action is in response to growing calls for an examination of the "highly...
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Calgary Diocese Faces Three School Lawsuits: Claims Involve Residential Schools on Siksika and Blood Reserves
Three new lawsuits have been added to the growing number of claims against the Anglican Church by former residential school students. The latest claims involve former residents of schools on the Blood Reserve and the Siksika Reserves in the Diocese...
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Charges Discussed Openly: Abuse Claims Not Pushed under the Carpet as Happened in the Past
After two priests from the Diocese of Rupert's Land were charged with sexual offences that dated back to the 1960s, Bishop Patrick Lee did two things: he held a press conference, and he wrote a pastoral letter to the diocese which was read aloud at...
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Christians Work toward Common Easter Date
"If we time it right, we can usually get our children's Easter eggs at half price," jokes Peter Bouteneff, executive secretary with the Faith and Order team of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and member of the Orthodox Church in America. Like other...
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Churches Call for Halt to NATO Bombing
Geneva International church bodies with headquarters here today appealed to the United Nations (UN) to initiate immediate efforts to reach a just and lasting peace in the Kosovo conflict. "The NATO-led intervention in the Federal Republic of...
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Clergy Housing Deduction Expanded
Evangelical Protestants are claiming a major victory in tax court on the clergy housing deduction. But observers say the latest decision has little impact on the Anglican community. In a Feb. 26 decision, Judge D.G.H. Bowman ruled in favor of 38...
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Cradle of Christianity Proud of Heritage, Sustaining Faith (Dioceses of Central Newfoundland)
LEGEND HAS IT that in 1497 explorer John Cabot and the crew of his ship, the Matthew, weighed anchor off Bonavista, Nfld. They were astounded by the sight of the waters teeming with codfish. One merely had to lower a bucket to catch them, said the...
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Design Contest Focuses on the Power of the Media (World Association for Christian Communication)
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL London The World Association for Christian Communication has launched a world-wide design contest to find a symbol that sums up its big idea: in political conflicts, media can make the difference. WACC, whose...
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EDtv
Directed by Ron Howard Starring Matthew McConaughey ** (out of five) Audience rating: AA PETER ELLIOTT FIFTY-SEVEN channels and nothing on" sang Bruce Springsteen earlier this decade anticipating TV's cable and satellite revolution. Television...
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Mainliners, Evangelicals Unite for Millennium
In a unique show of unity, Christians from across the theological spectrum are teaming up to encourage joint celebrations to mark the 2000th anniversary of Christ's birth with the turn of the millennium. The Canadian Council of Churches and the...
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Medical Choices Raise Issues of Human Dignity
THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Tyrell Dueck has a virulent cancer like the one that killed Terry Fox. But when Tyrell refused traditional medical intervention in the form of amputation and chemotherapy, the government stepped in and took the case to court, suggesting...
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(Michael) Ingham Accuses (Anglican) Journal of "Unethical Journalism"
The Anglican Journal has been accused of "unethical journalism" for a story in the April issue on statements by the Bishop of New Westminster at an Integrity gathering. The unbylined story was condensed from an article posted on the Internet by...
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Peace No More Certain Today Than at That First Easter
PEACE I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives." Christians were celebrating last month the mystery of faith that Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, was put to death by a military power in an occupied country,...
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(Peter) Coffin Elected on Eighth Ballot: Advocates Grassroots Ecumenism
Ottawa It took eight ballots and 10 hours for 350 synod delegates to elect Ven. Peter Coffin, the rector of Christ Church Cathedral, as coadjutor bishop and the person to lead the Anglican Church in Ottawa into the new millennium. The 52-year-old...
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PM Urged to Seek Alternative to NATO Strikes: Bombs Won't Stop Serbian Leader, Church Heads Say
Ottawa Archbishop Michael Peers and other church leaders have urged Prime Minister Jean Chretien to press for a unilateral moratorium on NATO's bombing campaign in the Balkans during a rare meeting on Parliament Hill, but came away without a commitment....
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Primate's World Relief and Development Fund: 1998 Annual Report
THE WORK OF THE PRIMATE'S FUND Development Program/Parish and Diocesan Partnership Program IF FILIPINO FARMERS' TEARS for John Vandenberg water the growth of justice and sustainability in the Philippines, can our tears for children enslaved by...
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Sexuality, Women's Roles Occupy Assembly: Recommendations Oppose Violence, Discrimination
SEXUALITY ISSUES and women in positions of theological and church leadership are contentious matters at most church gatherings and the World Council of Churches' festival to mark the end of the Ecumenical Decade in Solidarity with Women was no different....
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Valid Process Crucial to Debating Homosexuality Issue
HOW PEOPLE and organizations arrive at decisions is often as important to the final outcomes as the data used in resolving an issue. The contemporary code word is process. The cartoon strip Dilbert, which gets its gags from poking fun at the corporate...
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Violence in Colombia Will Worsen: IPC (Institute for People's Empowerment): Last Year Saw 3,200 Assassinations
Ottawa Colombia already has a reputation as being one of the most violent countries in Latin America but a human rights official from a church-supported agency in Medellin says the violence will get worse unless the international community speaks...
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Words of Life on Tools of Death
" `Happy Easter' graffiti" HAPPY EASTER is a greeting that we Western Christians have used already this year, and that Orthodox Christians share later in the year. (In fact, we could still be using it because Easter is not just a day; it's a...
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