Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 6, June

... and Why Does It Matter to Your Church? No Anglican Parish Can Really Be Described as "Typical." Each Is Unique, with Its Own Ethos, Its Own Flavor, Its Own Personality. (Work Building Meeting People)
LIKE MANY OTHERS among the 1,800 parishes that comprise the Anglican Church of Canada, St. Stephen, Calgary, serves a wide catchment area. Its congregation is a mixture of young and old with differing racial and cultural backgrounds as well as varied...
Bishops Back Ingham's Choice of Episcopal Visitor
Mississauga, Ont. At their spring meeting, bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada voted to support Bishop Michael Ingham's appointment of Bishop William Hockin as an episcopal liaison with parishes in Bishop Ingham's diocese of New Westminster...
'Catholic' Fridge Symbolizes Unity in Combined Parish. (Full Communion: Two Years Later)
Winnipeg I CAN'T BEGIN TO count the number of times over the past year that I have had to explain what it means to be the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede in Winnipeg: an Anglican and Lutheran worshipping community. I've made countless explanations,...
Compassion, Information Are Antidote to Fear: SARS Outbreak Points Up Need to Assess Risks. (Opinion)
EVENTS OVER THE last several weeks in Canada, and particularly in Toronto, have reminded us of the power of infectious disease to disrupt far more than the lives of those infected. In addition to the tragedies of sickness and death we have seen the...
Council Moves to Mend Fences with ACIP
Calgary Steps were taken at Council of General Synod (CoGS) to heal tensions over the refusal of the Anglican Council of Indigenous People (ACIP) to support the church's agreement with the federal government over native residential schools. When...
ECUSA Ponders $1M Gift: U.S. Church Will Examine Idea in October. (Council of General Synod)
Calgary Canon Stephen Lane, partner to CoGS from the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA), stunned the Canadian primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, when he announced that the executive council of ECUSA had introduced a motion to give $1...
Evangelicals Ask Williams to Speak: Olive Branch or 'Shabby Tokenism'? (World)
CHURCH TIMES The Archbishop of Canterbury will have the opportunity to win over some of the hard-line British evangelicals who vigorously opposed his nomination after he was invited to speak with them. However, some say the invitation is not...
General Synod Agenda Filling Up: Same-Sex Blessings Sure to Be Raised. (Council of General Synod)
Calgary Same-gender blessings are expected to occupy a major portion of General Synod 2004, and Council of General Synod (COGS) considered ways to handle the contentious issue. People are concerned about both the process and content of the same-sex...
Highlights of Council Meeting. (Council of General Synod)
* STEPHEN LEWIS, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, has been invited to be guest speaker at General Synod 2004. The theme for General Synod 2004 will be "See! I am Making All Things New!" * COGS DIRECTED that the planning and agenda team provide...
Human Need Is Immediate, Direct and Personal: 'Thank You for Acknowledging Me'. (Grace Notes)
ONE OF THE MOST upsetting phenomena of city life today is the presence of people sitting on the street holding out a hat or a cup, either with a request for change or simply in silence. Sometimes I hear other people lamenting their presence as a...
Journal Wins 'Best in Class' in North American Competition: Anglican Media Pick Up Total of 22 Awards. (Canada)
Anglican media, including the Anglican Journal, MinistryMatters magazine and the General Synod Web site won a total of 22 awards in two competitions. In Indianapolis on April 29, the Associated Church Press, an international association of religious...
Jump N' Jive, Poetry Pulls Folks in at Nashville Cathedral. (Culture)
Nashville (ENS)--On the first Friday of each month, after the work day is done, worshippers come to 109-year-old Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, not knowing what to expect. Last time the worship music was medieval. Next month it might be...
Lutherans, Anglicans Closer Still: Most Happy a Year after Full Communion. (Full Communion: Two Years Later)
Ask leaders and members of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) how their new, closer relationship is working and you get answers that sound like family: warm ... comfortable ... a little dismay ... working...
Parishes Reject Episcopal Offer: 'Disappointed' with House of Bishops. (Canada)
Calgary While the Council of General Synod (COGS) endorsed the house of bishops' support for Bishop William Hockin of Fredericton as episcopal visitor to the diocese of New Westminster (see related story, p. 1), seven conservative parishes in New...
Primate's Fund Sees Better Bottom Line but Still Looking at Changes. (Canada)
The Primate's World Relief and Development. Fund received generous responses from Anglicans who read about its financial difficulties, however the fund is cutting expenditures and working on an expanded fundraising strategy. "We've put a lid on...
Primate Will Retire Next February
Archbishop Michael Peers said he intends to resign the office of primate as of Feb. 1, 2004, the year in which he will reach the Anglican Church of Canada's mandatory retirement age for bishops of 70. The church's national governing body, General...
Students Gain Pastoral Skills in Overseas Program
Recent Wycliffe College theology graduate Emma Vickery said her three months as a pastoral intern in Jamaica last summer taught her what it feels like to be an anomaly in a different culture. "I am a white Canadian," she said. "It's easy to forget...
What Is a General Synod, Anyway? General Synod: Is It a Meeting? A Building? A Group of People? A Body of Work? and Whatever It Is, How Does It Matter to You and to What You Know as Your Church? (Work Building Meeting People)
This special supplement to the Anglican Journal, jointly produced by the newspaper and General Synod Communications, is meant as a tool to answer these questions. It is an introduction, or primer, to General Synod, what it is--(actually all of the...
What's General Synod? ... Time to Find out. (Editorial)
THERE IS A television commercial for a wireless phone company that opens with a man walking down a sidewalk testing his telephone. He is saying, "Can you hear me now?" Then he takes a few steps and repeats into the phone, "Can you hear me now?" ...