Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 135, No. 6, June

ACC Ends with Cautious Optimism: Planned Covenant May Still Undergo Revision
Kingston, Jamaica The 14th Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) has not "given evidence of any belief" that Anglicans worldwide "have no future together," said Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, even as he warned that it would be "inevitable"...
ACC Rejects Proposal for Halting Litigation: Close Vote Reflects 'Range of Views' among Delegates
Kingston, Jamaica The 14th Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) by a close vote on May 8 rejected a move to add a fourth moratorium on issues related to divisions over human sexuality that would have asked for a "cessation of litigation" among member...
Amazing Grace Funds Will Be Used for Suicide Prevention: Council of the North Receives $91,000 Gift
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Niagara Falls, Ont. Proceeds from the recent Amazing Grace project, which captured the interest of Anglicans across Canada and raised more than $91,000 for the Council of the North, will go towards the establishment of a suicide...
Anglican Episcopate Reflects on 105 Bishops
Niagara Fails, Ont. IT'S NOT A dream book for a publisher," said Archbishop Michael Peers, former primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, of his latest book, the fourth volume of The Anglican Episcopate in Canada. Still, he acknowledged that...
Anglican Journal Wins 19 Awards at Two Church Press Conventions
STAFF The Anglican Journal won 19 awards at two recent national and international church press conventions. The newspaper received 11 awards, including five first place awards at the Canadian Church Press (CCP) convention in Winnipeg May 14 to 16...
'A Once and Coming Spirit'
"ONCE AND coming spirit." That's how New Testament scholar Raymond Brown describes the Holy Spirit--poured out on the apostles gathered in an upper room on the day of Pentecost, and on gatherings of the Church through time. Members of the Council...
A Taste of Jamaican Culture and Mission: Diocese Awes Delegates with Hospitality
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Kingston, Jamaica From opening and closing eucharists that showcased this island nation's prodigious musical gifts and liturgical expressions to "mission encounters" and parties that gave new meaning to the word "hospitality",...
Bishops Say Rival Group Can't Represent Churches: Economic Downturn Affects Some Dioceses
Niagara Falls, Ont. The Canadian house of bishops, at the end of its five-day spring meeting, issued a "Message to the Church," reflecting on a range of topics including mission, the effects of the current economic crisis in their communities, residential...
Canadian Delegates 'Optimistic': Return from ACC Filled with Hope
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Kingston, Jamaica The Canadian delegates to the 14th Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) meeting echoed sentiments expressed by other attendees of hope and optimism, albeit tempered by the reality that outstanding issues...
CoGS Won't Ask for Change to Marriage Canon in 2010
Mississauga, Ont. Council of General Synod (COGS) wrestled with the blessing of same-sex unions and marriage when it met here May 8 to 10 and in the end decided not to ask General Synod 2010 to amend the marriage canon to allow for the marriage...
Cuba Si: PWRDF Meets Partners from Latin America and the Caribbean
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Last March I attended the PWRDF Latin America/Caribbean roundtable consultations in Cuba. Hearing what the nine partners had to say was truly inspiring for me. I learned that I don't need to speak the same language to share,...
Delegates Urge Israel to End Occupation of West Bank, Gaza: Toned Down Language Averts Damage to Dialogue
Kingston, Jamaica The Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) averted what some delegates feared could seriously damage Anglican-Jewish dialogue by passing a toned down and pared down alternative to a resolution on the ongoing crisis in the Middle East....
Distribution of Anglican Covenant Delayed: Clarity Sought on Who Can Sign On
Kingston, Jamaica The Ridley-Cambridge draft of the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant will not be sent to member churches for consideration, pending consultation and possible revision of a controversial section dealing with dispute resolution...
Election of APCI Suffragan Bishop Moved Up to June: Response to Request from Clergy and Laity
Niagara Fails, Ont. The election of a new suffragan bishop for the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI) will take place in June. Archbishop Terence Buckle, Metropolitan (senior bishop) of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia...
Fifty Refugee Families Will Receive Aid from PWRDF, Government
As celebrations of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund's (PWRDF's) 50th anniversary get under way, PWRDF representatives and Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, met with Jason Kenney, minister of Citizenship...
'I've Never Met Kinder People'
Burundi is one of the world's 10 poorest countries. With a population of almost nine million and very little land, it is just now re-stabilizing after years of genocidal civil war and present-day battles against malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. Yet if you...
Journal Readers Respond Generously: PWRDF, Partners Set Up Plan to Help Burundian Woman
A front-page story about the plight of Francine Nijimbere, a 26-year-old woman from Burundi, in the May issue of the Anglican Journal has evoked an emotional response from readers, and the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is working...
Just between Us
Our diocesan and parish representatives, who work as ambassadors for The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) on a volunteer basis, form a vital lifeline within the Anglican constituency in Canada. They tell us that sometimes, our name...
Large Bequest Leaves Church with 2008 Surplus
"You have faired quite well compared to the losses in the general marketplace. The loss represents about a 16 per cent loss on the portfolio, but that's considerably, lower than the average loss which is somewhere between 30 per cent and 40 per cent.'...
Leonard Cohen Points a Way Forward for the Church
THERE ARE 6,000 of us gathered in this sterile gray sports arena. We are mostly in our 50s. We are drawn here to listen to a 74-year-old singer who has been part of our lives for the past 30 years. No one would say he is the greatest musician who...
Let the Stones Cry Out
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Let The Stones Cry Out is the title of an ecumenical report on human rights in the Philippines. It is also a call to action. Drawn up by churches in the Philippines and supported by churches in Canada, it details the campaign...
Like Jars of Clay
HIGH IN THE mountains of Guatemala, a young boy named Juan made a trip twice a day down a steep path to haul water from a stream. His father made a number of clay water jugs on his potter's wheel many years ago and they were neatly set in a row...
Native Activist Gladys Cook Dies: Among First to Speak about Abuse
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Gladys Cook, who helped many native people as a counsellor and touched the lives of many more people throughout Canada by courageously being among the first to speak publicly about the abuse she and other native people suffered...
Pope Expresses Sorrow for Residential School Abuse
Pope Benedict XVI met privately with a delegation of Canadian native people to express his sorrow for the suffering of native children in Canadian residential schools. The delegation, which included Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil...
Singing Sensations: By Sharing the Gift of Their Glorious Music, This Talented Foursome Embody the Joyful Spirit of Uplifting PWRDF's Mission
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Most people have heard of the Three Tenors, the famous opera singers. But there's another group of three talented singers (plus one accompanist!) in the Anglican Church of Canada who are delighting audiences and raising money...
The Birth of a New, Conservative Denomination
A NEW, THEOLOGICALLY conservative, North American Anglican denomination is being born this month. It is a move that is to be both respected and mourned. The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) is the result of a marriage of 12 church organizations...
With Help from CAIXA: In Mozambique, a Microcredit Union Is Helping Women
It all began with cassava cakes. Lots and lots of cassava cakes. As many cassava cakes as 147 women could produce and sell. Eventually, they raised $7. Not much but enough to start a micro-credit union where the five-cent fee to open an account...