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. 124, No. 3, March

Address Poverty, Faith Leaders Urge (Paul) Martin
In January, the leaders of several national faith groups wrote letters to federal finance minister Parul Martin in an unprecedented effort to influence the expected February budget. A letter written by Anglican archbishop and Canadian Council of...
Canadian (Bev Hunt) Helps Sudanese Refugees Living in Cairo
Often they have only water in the refrigerator, but displaced Sudanese living in Cairo happily share it with Canadian Bev Hunt when she visits. Ms. Hunt, 35, works at All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Cairo, as administrator and pastoral worker on...
Christians Persist in Refugee Lobby: Church Works to Help `Poorest' in Home Countries, Canada
Among the overwhelming refugee cases in Canada and other countries, there are the inevitable success stories. "Vigil saved my life," Angolan medical doctor Georgina George - one of those successes - told Vigil Toronto's annual general meeting. Ms....
Clergy Face Tighter Tax Scrutiny, Churches May Be Asked to Compensate
The tax man cometh! Moves by Revenue Canada to tighten up clergy taxable benefit regulations have some people wondering what's next on the horizon for financially strapped religious organizations. For many church officials, the first indication...
Don't Attack Iraq - General (Lewis MacKenzie)
Would U.S.-led air strikes against Iraq improve the existing situation in Iraq and the Persian Gulf? As the dogs of war strained on their leases, retired Maj.-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie answered with a resounding "no" as he called for the phasing out...
Drop, Drop Slow Tears
$$ Illegible Word $$ $$ Illegible Word $$ $$ Illegible Word $$ IN OUR HOUSEHOLD this was the Christ mas from hell. Christmas Day was splendid, but the next day a fearful car accident killed three people, among them our uncle, and seriously injured...
Dropout Scholar Retires after 26 Years: Liturgical Officer Had Major Hand in BAS, New Hymn Book
Little did a night desk editor at Canadian Press, back in the 1940s, know that the tall skinny kid he was teaching to write was a future Anglican theologian of national repute. The kid, 16-year-old Paul Gibson, was a high school dropout in flight from...
General Synod Agenda Open Right Now
Anglicans attending the church's General Synod in Montreal this May are gearing up for a nine-day marathon. Some 450 clergy and lay members, bishops, synod and support staff, visitors, ecumenical and overseas partners, presenters and spouses will attend....
General Synod Wants to Hear What You Think
IN LESS THAN THREE MONTHS, about 450 people from across the Canadian church will gather in Montreal for nine days at General Synod to help chart the future of the national church. For most Anglicans, General Synod is probably as remote and benign...
Good Will Hunting
Directed by Gus Van Sant Starring Robin Williams, Stellan Skarsgard and Minnie Driver *** (out of five) HOW HUMAN IDENTITY is shaped and formed continues to be one of the most mysterious dimensions of life. Ongoing debates about the relative...
Hymn Book Hits Delays: Goal of Publishing by Synod May Be Tough Deadline
Common Praise, the church's new hymn book, could still roll of the presses and be in the hands of Anglicans for General Synod in late May. But don't hold your breath. While a pre-synod release date has not been written off, Doug Tindal, director...
Jesus Goes Video in Arabic
The best-seller at the 1997 Cairo International Bookfair, second-largest event of its kind in the world, was a well-advertised Jesus video in Arabic, packaged with a New Testament. Tens of thousands were sold by the Bible Society of Egypt. In Egypt,...
Kundun
Written by Melissa Mathison Produced by Barbara de Fina Directed by Martin Scorsese Starring Tenzin huthob Tsarong *** (out of five) HOW HUMAN IDENTITY is shaped and formed continues to be one of the most mysterious dimensions of life....
Landmine Nobel Sweet Irony
CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST landmines, who recently received the Nobel Peace Prize, hailed a new ban treaty as a gift to future generations. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, some 60 to 100 million mines are still scattered throughout...
Lord and His Prayer
by N.T. Wright Eerdmans/Forward Movement $11.89 (paper) ISBN 0-8028-4319-0 THESE VOLUMES represent the pastoral concern of a teacher perhaps known better in an academic context. The Lord and His Prayer began as a set of Advent meditations...
(Louis) Farrakhan's Support for Sudan Draws Fire
Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, has raised the ire of the Inter-Church Coalition on Africa. The coalition said remarks he made recently in Sudan, during his tour of Africa, indicate Mr. Farrakhan is supporting the...
Moosonee Natives Chop Wood for Cold Fellow Quebeckers
Following January's devastating ice storm, residents of Mistassini, Que., a Native community in Diocese of Moosonee, worked for about two weeks to send 900 cords of wood (more than 12 tractor-trailer loads) to their cold and shivering neighbours to...
Natives Allege Injustice, Walk out of Meeting
Winnipeg It was a culture clash that left people on both sides frustrated as Anglicans meeting to deal with injustice in society were charged with being unjust towards each other and several Native delegates walked out on the proceedings. Sixty...
Primate, Religious Leaders Pan Military Solution
Condemning U.S.-led military attacks on Iraq as unjustified, Anglican Primate Michael Peers has urged continued diplomatic efforts to resolve the standoff. In an interview, Archbishop Peers said there is wide concern about what any such attacks...
(Primate's World Relief and Development) Fund Collects $50,000 for Storm Relief: Three Dioceses Benefit from Generous Help
An initial grant of $50,000 has been announced by the Primate's World Relief and Development fund for emergency relief work in three dioceses affected by the recent ice storm. The Dioceses of Montreal, Ottawa, and Ontario will receive funds to help...
Reviving Canadian Roots: (Ian) Bell Brings Warmth, Charm to Eclectic Roots Release
WILFRED LANGMAID Ian Bell Free Range Free Range Recordings / Independent WHEN THE FOLK festival scene suffered a bit of a decline in the 1980s, Ian Bell took his traditional music career in a different direction. Since that time, he has...
Students Cross Continent for School
ARTHUR TURNER was an Anglican priest and missionary at Pangnirtung from 1928 until his death in 1953. The theological school that bears his name opened in 1970, and since then has graduated one woman and 19 men to serve as ordained priests in the Diocese...