Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 130, No. 3, March

Accountability and Accounting for Your Dollars
IT IS TAX TIME in this nation and many Canadians are understandably consumed with questions about how their money--taxes paid on everything they do, earn, purchase or consume--is used by the government. Auditor-General Sheila Fraser last month released...
Andrew Hutchison Values the Dialogue
Why Christian? For Those on the Edge of Faith by Douglas John Hall Fortress Press 203 pages, $22.95 "IT'S ... DOUBTING faith--or faithful doubt--that I want to dialogue with here. I think I understand it. It's where I live too, most of the time."...
Bishops React to Plot to Dismantle ECUSA
Conservative bishops in the Anglican Church of Canada had mixed reactions to recent reports that Episcopalians opposed to the consecration of a gay bishop in New Hampshire are preparing to replace the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA)....
Churches Gather to Pray for Unity
An inter-religious choir performed at a solemn evensong, a first for the Basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. A small Roman Catholic parish in Sorel, Que., heard a woman priest preach, also for the first time. Thirteen different churches gathered...
Communion Goes Online with Calendar
The wheels are failing off the printed version of the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, but the Anglican Communion office in London is hoping that a new electronic version of the world prayer calendar will avoid embarrassing errors. In the 2004-2005 print...
David Crawley Continues the Quest
For the Time Being by Annie Dillard Viking Press 176 pages, $17.99 ANNIE DILLARD is my favourite contemporary writer. Her work is impossible to categorize. She has an astounding eye for the intricacies of nature, but she is not a biologist. Her...
Donors Remain Loyal to Appeals
Toronto Donations to the Anglican Journal Appeal suffered a small decrease during its 10th anniversary in 2003, and gifts last year to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) are projected to exceed the previous year's total. The...
Genocide in Rwanda Happened to All of Us
Shake Hands with the Devil The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire Random House 562 pages; $39.95. I HAVE LONG wanted to meet Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire. Our paths briefly crossed in October of 1993. I was standing in front of...
Government Will Appeal Court Ruling
STAFF The government of Canada will appeal the so-called Blackwater court ruling which found that the federal government was 100 per cent liable for abuse suffered by students at the Alberni Indian Residential School and that the United Church of...
John Clarke Revisits a Faith Journey
The Mosaic of a Maverick by John H. Long Initiative Pub. House, 205 pages (out of print but may be available in public libraries) THIS DELIGHTFUL book is the autobiography of Canon John H. Long, priest and handyman at Bishop Horden Memorial School...
Keynoter Lewis Will Challenge Church about AIDS Crisis
It has been more than 20 years since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) began to appear and Andrew Ignatieff is hoping that General Synod 2004 will be a turning point in the church's response...
Lutherans Struggling with Sex, Too
STAFF The National Church Council (NCC) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), just like the Anglican Church of Canada, is now in the thick of a church-wide process of "engagement" with the issue of same-sex blessings. "We will...
Ministry Is All Downhill: Skiing 'A Very Meditative Act,' Says Chaplain
WHILE MANY Canadian families take advantage of March break to head to warm, sunnier climes, nearly as many hit the ski slopes. But what to do when that cold weather activity takes a family away from their regular church? Surely skiers should not have...
Plenty of Room at the Inn: Cathedral Finds Makeshift Worship Space
THE PARISHIONERS of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver are, metaphorically, keeping their running shoes on as they attend services in a public library, a hotel and a United church while the cathedral is undergoing a year of renovations. Their...
Second Generation a Welcome Addition
Steve Bell and Sarah Bell Sons & Daughters Signpost Music BOTH CHANGE and constancy have marked the life and work of Manitoba-based musician Steve Bell. In his teens, he was honing his skills as a world-class guitar picker. In his twenties,...
Synod Site Takes Advantage of Local Scenery: St. Catharines Holds Place in History Books
St. Catharines, Ont. Delegates to General Synod 2004 may need intense powers of concentration as they meet at Brock University here, a short drive from the wineries of the Niagara peninsula, the Shaw Festival repertory theatre and the multiple attractions...
Terry Finlay Sees Hope in God's Love
Ponder These Things: Praying with Icons of the Virgin By Rowan William Published by Canterbury Press, Norwich 74 pages, $26.75 I UNDERSTAND THAT, as the congregation left Canterbury Cathedral after the enthronement Service for Archbishop Rowan Williams,...
Unusual Thesis Blends Snow, Spirituality
IN A NEW AGE world where people can find spirituality anywhere from indoor fountains to backyard gardens, Rev. Nell Elliot managed to convince his superiors to approve a PhD thesis in the spirituality of snowboarding. A chaplain at the University...