Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 128, No. 8, October

Agreement with Ottawa Drafted
Government and church negotiators have drawn up a 29-page draft agreement on limiting church liability concerning Indian residential schools, but a final agreement has not yet been reached, according to General Synod general secretary, Archdeacon Jim...
Bishop Resigns in Protest: A Quesiton of Credibility, (Margot) Kaessmann Says
Geneva Lutheran Bishop Margot Kaessmann of Germany, one of the most prominent women in the World Council of Churches, has resigned from the ecumenical body's central committee to protest against proposals intended to smooth over differences with...
Bishop Says Violence Denigrates Terror Victims
New York Continuing violence in the U.S.-led war on terrorism is denigrating the memory of the victims of Sept. 11, says a New York-based bishop who conducted memorial services recently for firefighters, flight crews and other victims of the terrorist...
Dynamics of Hate Still Alive and Well
IN THE PAST month we have had "more than we can ask or imagine" of commemoration of the attacks on New York and Washington. How helpful this will be in the long term is, in my mind, very much an open question, but in this hyper-informed age we are...
Finances Forces Program Cuts by WCC
Geneva In an emotional annual meeting Aug. 26 to Sept. 3, the World Council of Churches' central committee contended with differing view of ecumenical worship and decision-making and approved major program cuts to help alleviate a severe financial...
General Synod Not a Priority: Environics Surveys Anglicans
A survey conducted by the Environics consulting firm that describes how Canadian Anglicans feel about their church and details the issues they think important shows a troubled institution in which members have grown skeptical about the value of a national...
(Gordon) Beardy Elected Chief of Band
Gordon Beardy, former diocesan bishop of Keewatin, has a new title to add to his signature: chief. He was elected to the position by his small First Nation community last summer. Bishop Beardy stunned Anglicans in 2001 by resigning only weeks after...
John Rye: Love of Mission, Love for Africa
WATCHING JOHN RYE at work in Africa was an experience like nothing else. He was a huge and volatile weather system in human form, soothing and soft one moment, stem, correct, formal the next, then changing to the balmiest pastoral wind only to shift...
`Let the Little Children Come to Me': Anglicans Adrift over Young Worshippers
At Holy Trinity Church in downtown Toronto, Ian Sowton, 73, helps 4- and 5-year-olds hunker down at a table with scissors and glue as they listen to the story of Sarah and Isaac. At St. Paul's Calgary, where Colleen Eggerton and her husband take...
Our Stories Must Be Told More Aggressively
THE ENVIRONICS survey of how Anglicans feel about several major issues (which is reported elsewhere in this edition) is described in its subtitle as "A snapshot of Anglican issues and visions in Canada." It's a faulty analogy. What the survey reveals...
Shingwauk: A Reunion with a Difference. Painful Past Is Recalled by Alumni
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. IN SOME WAYS, the fifth reunion of former students of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School, held here in August, was like any school reunion: grey-haired adults looking up classroom buddies, exchanges of where-are-you-now...
There and Back Again: Phil Leah & Friends
Phil Lesh & Friends There and Back Again Columbia / Sony A NEW GIFT of life is always something special. A case in point is the first studio album by the quintet fronted by Phil Lesh, charter bassist for the pioneer jam band The Grateful...