Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 126, No. 4, April

Appeal Donations Steady but for Journal
Drop attributed to change in package Toronto Canadian Anglican giving to the national church's main appeal and development arm was steady last year but donations to the national newspaper fell dramatically. The Primate's World Relief and Development...
Cup
The Cup Directed by Khyentse Norbu Starring Orgyen Tobgyal rand Jamyang Lodro **** (out of five) Parental Guidance. In Tibetan and Hindi, with subtitles YOU KNOW you're in the global village within the first few moments Of The Cup, when you...
Dialogue on Same-Sex Unions Criticized
The dialogue on same-sex unions has exposed a split in the Diocese of New Westminster that shows no signs of repair. Conservatives have called for the dialogue to be shut down and the rector of the diocese's largest parish acknowledges there has...
Failure to Sanction Talisman Criticized
Primate's Fund to recommend strategy on shares Aid agencies, including the Anglican Church's Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, are angry the federal government has failed to sanction Calgary-based Talisman Energy Inc. for its oil drilling...
Funny Kind of Invitation from Ottawa (Third-Party Suit)
IF YOU WANT to invite someone to dinner, apparently you sue them. That seems to be the latest in etiquette from the federal government. A government spokesman told the Anglican Journal that the reason Ottawa is suing the churches in residential...
How Secure Is Your Computer Anyway?
YOU CAN PULL your blinds and shut your door, but when you go online you still might be sacrificing your privacy, often without your knowledge. From advertisers and other corporations tracking your movements on the Web by placing innocuous sounding...
Lots More to New Westminster Than Debate over Gays
WITH A high-profile and controversial bishop at the helm and the hot-button issue of what to do about same-sex blessings hanging over it, the Diocese of New Westminster has featured in the press a lot over the last couple of years. In its diocesan...
Mother's Union Aims to Clear Up Misconceptions
No need to be a mom; not a trade union, says local president WITH ONLY 1,000 members in Canada, Mothers' Union may have the dubious honour of being the least-known group within the Anglican Church of Canada. Ethel Nelson, the president, thinks...
New Federal Tax Rules Released on Clergy Housing
New rules governing the clergy housing deduction don't change much for Anglicans, but they also don't override troubling proposals to change the amount of the deduction and how it is calculated. The new rules, released as interpretation bulletin...
Niagara Confronts Cash Woes
Commenting that "the Visa bill has come due," Bishop Ralph Spence has begun trying to dig the Diocese of Niagara out of a $2-million hole. In a Feb, 10 pastoral letter sent to the diocese's 117 parishes, Bishop Spence said Niagara "is experiencing...
Ottawa, Not Natives, Behind Many Lawsuits
Churches face third-party claims The federal government, not aboriginal plaintiffs, is behind many of the residential schools claims facing the Anglican Church. Tony Merchant, a Saskatchewan-based lawyer who represents about half the aboriginal...
People Should Embrace Diversity, (Desmond) Tutu Says
Most world conflicts relate to who is `in' and who is `out' Archbishop Desmond Tutu already has "honorary degrees enough to paper a cathedral," in the words of Primate Michael Peers; his February visit to Toronto brought him two more. Archbishop...
Seafarers Adapt to Changing Times
REV. J. DAVID Mulholland is conducting the weekly pub lunch at the Missions to Seamen on the Toronto docks and he's waving_raffle tickets at the 25 or so lively guests assembled in the mission's somewhat cramped dining area. Before he draws for a gift...
Should the Anglican Church of Canada Survive?
IN MY theological college, nearly 50 years ago, there were those with romantic notions about how wonderful it must have been to be a Christian in the early church, uninhibited by cultural restraints. It strikes me that Anglicans may soon experience...
Singapore Consecrations Called `Valid but Illegal'
Canterbury, other primates weigh in London (ENI)--The Archbishop of Canterbury--the leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion--has refused to recognize the consecration of two new bishops in Singapore. The two new American bishops, John H....
Trusting in God Involves Letting Go
I WAS SITTING with a young friend in a street cafe at a main intersection in Havana. I have been to Havana many times, but it never loses its charm, and there are always different observations to make of its changing life. So it was partly the...
United Religions Gets Canadian Start in B.C
A new interfaith movement, championed by Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster, aims to parallel the idea of the United Nations without its bureaucratic structures. Episcopalian Bishop William Swing of California began the United Religions Initiative...
Veggie Tales: Larry Boy Soundtrack
Veggie Tales: Larry Boy Soundtrack Big Idea Productions THERE MILLENNIA ago, the writer of the Book of Proverbs said, "Train children in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not turn from it." Three decades ago, Crosby, Stills,...
Veggie Tunes
Veggie Tunes Big Idea Productions THERE MILLENNIA ago, the writer of the Book of Proverbs said, "Train children in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not turn from it." Three decades ago, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young sang,...
World Responds to Mozambique Floods
Churches call for debt cancellation The devastating floods that recently hit Mozambique have prompted immediate aid from Anglican relief agencies and galvanized calls for debt forgiveness. In Canada, the Primate's World Relief and Development...