Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 132, No. 5, May

Archbishop Reassures Jewish Community: Divestment Not 'On the Agenda for Consideration'
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison recently assured Toronto's Jewish community that no proposal for disinvestment from companies with ties to Israel has come before the Anglican Church of Canada, "nor is such a proposal on the agenda for consideration." ...
Archbishop Urges Fast-Track Payments for Elderly Claimants: Primate Calls for 'Humane Response' to Former Students
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has "strongly" urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reconsider his government's decision not to give advance payments to elderly former students of native residential schools...
Books to Bring Readers Down to Earth
The Spirituality of Gardening By Donna Sinclair Northstone Publishing $40.00 A Mystic Garden Working with Soil, Attending to Soul By Gunilla Norris THE GARDEN AS spiritual autobiography is a common theme explored by Donna Sinclair's The Spirituality...
British Columbia Mulls Fate of Parishes, Congregations: Diocese Cites Declining Revenue and Attendance
The synod of the diocese of British Columbia will decide this month whether to accept recommendations made by a diocesan task force to close five parishes, amalgamate 10 others into four new congregations, create seven new congregations on-Vancouver...
Canada Has Become One Vast Mission Field: Second Part in a Two-Part Series
A NUMBER OF Anglican churches are slowly reflecting the multi-cultural face of Canada. For Patrick Yu, recently elected the first bishop of Chinese descent in the Anglican Church of Canada, ministering to multicultural parishes in Toronto is "really...
Canadians Witness 'Hope and Joy' on Visit with HIV/AIDS Sufferers
A Canadian-Anglican delegation in mid-March visited Kenya to look at the HW/AIDS situation there and came home enthused by the "hope" and "great faith" they saw in people living with the disease as well as the staff of the Anglican Church of Kenya,...
Can You See What I See?
JOHN'S CHURCH was in the midst of a visioning process. The enthusiastic members jokingly let slip that they had already chosen John's vision for him, that he was to be the new Sunday School coordinator. After all, what better way could a retiring high...
Cash Delivers Requiem for Her Father
Roseanne Cash Black Cadillac Capitol/EMI SHE HAS NEVER released a clunker of an album since she burst on the scene with Seven Year Ache in 1981. Like many artists, though, Rosanne Cash's most significant work has been spurred by personal pain and...
Church Officer Steps Down from Senior Post: Peter Irish Cites Church, Family Commitments
Peter Irish, of Minto, N.B., diocese of Fredericton, on March 11 resigned as deputy prolocutor of General Synod, one of the nine national offices of the Anglican Church of Canada. In an interview, Mr. Irish said he was feeling overworked by a number...
Dioceses Question Cost of Synod Meeting: High Price Tag May Prevent Full Participation
A number of dioceses are voicing concerns about the increased cost of attending General Synod 2007 in Winnipeg, with some saying they may have to cut the number of delegates they send. This, in turn, others say, raises questions about whether all dioceses...
Filmmaker Turns Lens on His Own Family
AFTER YEARS OF filming documentaries on such subjects as native housing in the North and Canadian Finns in Russia during the 1930s, Richard Stringer has turned to his Anglican family history for his latest film. The Bishop Who Ate His Boots is a...
Freed Hostage Felt 'Entombed' in Iraq
Freed Canadian peace activist James Loney referred to the Easter story when he likened his four-month captivity in Iraq to being entombed. "My captivity and rescue have helped me to catch a glimpse of how powerful the force of resurrection is,"...
Meeting Urges More Women Leaders
Why are there not more women in leadership roles around the world, both within church structures and secular governments? That was one of the issues considered at the 50th United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, held in New York City Feb....
Parish Marks Martyrdom of 'Voice for the Voiceless'
Tears were shed, applause was heard and songs were sung to honour the "voice of the voiceless" among the Latino community in Toronto. On March 26 at San Lorenzo Anglican Church, hundreds gathered in celebration to commemorate the martyrdom of El...
Synod Questions Must Be Answered
JUST OVER a year from now, the meeting of General Synod, the church's triennial gathering, will begin in Winnipeg with an opening worship service. Some of the 30 dioceses have already crunched the numbers and determined that their costs to send delegates...
Three Gays on California Ballot: National Meeting May Face Issue
Three of the seven candidates for bishop of the Episcopal diocese of California are openly gay, a development that could again focus attention on gay clergy at the church's upcoming General Convention in June. The diocesan episcopal election is...