Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 133, No. 2, February

Amid Palestinians' Despair, One Sees Signs of Hope
I AM IN PALESTINE with the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) this year from Christmas until the beginning of Lent. By the time you read this, you will be observing the Lenten season. Being in this place at this time of year when we follow Jesus' footsteps...
A New Day for Indigenous Canadian Anglicans
A NEW YEAR MARKED a new day for Canadian Anglicans who are Cree, Inuit, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Dene, Inuvialuit, Slavey, Dogrib, Blood, Haida, Peigan, Sioux--indeed, for all aboriginal Anglicans. As reported elsewhere in this issue, on Jan. 4 the church...
Bishop and Wife to Visit Uganda
STAFF Bishop Colin Johnson, diocesan bishop of Toronto, and his wife Ellen are scheduled to visit the Church of Uganda from March 5 to 15, a visit that may have great significance, wrote Rev. Isaac Kawuki Mukasa in an article on the diocesan Web...
Cartoon Outrage Top Story; List Also Cites Amish Tragedy
(ENI) -- Muslim outrage at the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad was voted the top religion story of the year by the U.S.-based Religion Newswriters Association. The indignation and the violence it triggered, resulting in the deaths...
Churches Take Grapes from Vine to Chalice
'The bread shall be the best and purest wheat bread, whether leavened or unleavened, and the wine pure grape wine with which a little water may be mingled.' Book of Common Prayer WHEN YOU BUY A bottle of wine for the table, you probably care...
Church Receives 'Rare' Photo Archives; Former School Principal's Family Donates Collection
The daughter of a former principal of an Anglican-run Indian residential school in Alberta has donated rare and unique photographs depicting students and life at the school to the archives of the Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod in Toronto....
Eight Courts Approve Indian Schools Deal
An agreement that will compensate former Indian residential school students and limit legal" liability for the churches that ran the institutions took a step closer to finalization when eight courts approved the arrangement. Courts in British Columbia,...
ELCIC to Revisit 'Local Option'
ALTHOUGH A NEW year has dawned, the National Church Council (NCC) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) will revisit a seemingly perennial theme: same-sex blessings. It was to meet last month in Winnipeg to consider a new same-sex blessing...
George Snell Recalled as 'A Real Missionary Bishop'
STAFF Bishop George Snell, who served as the eighth bishop of the diocese of Toronto from 1966 to 1972, died on Dec. 26 in his 100th year. Toronto's diocesan bishop, Colin Johnson, led his funeral service on Dec. 30 at St. James' Cathedral. Bishop...
Group Eyes Church Priorities; Stewardship Program Could Face Changes
A group analyzing how General Synod operates in a time of financial constraints discussed changes to a national financial-development program, potential fundraising scenarios and such efficiencies as cutting down on the number of face-to-face committee...
Little Mosque Puts 'Fun' in Islamic Fundamentalism
Little Mosque on the Prairie Directed by Michael Kennedy Starring Zaib Shaikh, Carlo Rota Airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBC (check local listings) PERHAPS THE MOST telling line in the first episode of the CBC's new situation comedy, Little Mosque on...
Lutherans Issue Sudan Alert: Aid Workers Are Being Harassed, Federation Says
Geneva (ENI) -- The Lutheran World Federation has expressed concern at reports of harassment of aid workers in Sudan's western Darfur region and has criticized the Khartoum government for "failing to provide humanitarian agencies with the support...
Moving Bio Details 'Uniquely Tutu' Model of Peace
Rabble-Rouser for Peace The authorized biography of Desmond Tutu John Allen Simon & Schuster, 481 pp., $34.99 ISBN 0743269373 JOHN ALLEN WRITES of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's passion and compassion, his enormous charisma and his extraordinary...
National Native Bishop Named
Mark L. MacDonald, the bishop of Alaska, has been named the Anglican Church of Canada's first national indigenous bishop with pastoral oversight over all native Anglicans, a move that was described by the primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, as "an...
Primates' Meeting Likely to Be Difficult
The 38 primates of the Anglican Communion have yet to meet this month in Dar Es Salaam, but events leading up to the meeting scheduled Feb. 14-19 already indicate that it will be a tough one, particularly for Katharine Jefferts Schori, the new presiding...
Synod to Consider Framework and Nets
Delegates to the Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod 2007 in Winnipeg will get progress reports on two linked initiatives--the six-year national strategic plan called The Framework and a financial-development program called Letting Down The Nets....
UN Convicts Rwandan Priest of Genocide
Nairobi (ENI) -- The United Nations war-crimes court for Rwanda has convicted a Roman Catholic priest of genocide and sentenced him to 15 years for his role in the 1994 mass killings in the central African country. The International Criminal...