Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 131, No. 8, October

ACIP to Examine Native Bishop Idea
The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), during its regular fall meeting later this month, will begin to discuss the idea of a national indigenous bishop--a position that was requested by the native Sacred Circle meeting in August and supported...
ADR Hearings, Claims 'Speeding Up': Partial Release Dialogue Continues
The number of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) hearings concerning former students of the Indian residential school system is increasing and the Anglican Church of Canada's national office is canvassing bishops about a particularly sticky issue...
A Letter from Taize: Brother Roger's Funeral
JUST A POSTCARD from Europe, in the midst of my travels, to share a remarkable experience. On Aug. 23, I was one of more than 10,000 people who attended the funeral of Brother Roger at Taize in Burgundy. How horrified I had been, just a week earlier,...
Anglicans Reflect on the Value of Food
Winnipeg A HANDFUL of earth and a sprinkle of water from farms, food banks and fisheries across southern Manitoba aren't dements of your usual communion service. But on August 21, participants of a Food Justice Camp shared their stories in a...
A Tradition of Hospitality
KUNMING, otherwise known as the "City of Eternal Spring" is by far the most colourful place we've seen seven days into our 13-day journey last April visiting China's Protestant churches. With a year-round temperate climate, Kunming is home to more...
Churches Work to Fill Void in Social Services
Kunming SOME HAD THEIR hands outstretched as though imploring, others closed their eyes as they sang a hymn whose refrain, translated from Mandarin, said, "I will praise you all my life." They could have been members of any choir, this group...
Do People Simply Forget the Church?
A STROLL THROUGH the obituary page of the Globe and Mail can be instructive when one is a member of a non-profit organization like the Anglican Church of Canada. One is not necessarily looking for members of the faithful who have gone to glory,...
Fundraising Programs under Review
General Synod has asked a leader in the area of gift planning and annual giving in Canada to conduct an independent audit of the Anglican Church of Canada's annual fundraising programs to look at ways of improving the way Canadian Anglicans are approached...
Hurricane Fund Set Up; Task of Reconstruction 'Monumental'
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is accepting donations to support church-backed relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina, the enormous storm that in August devastated New Orleans and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Archbishop...
In Katrina's Aftermath, Hope: 'We Will Recover from the Ruins'
EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE Gulf-port, Miss. Surrounded by scenes of devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina, more than 50 parishioners of St. Mark's Church here were joined by police, military and relief workers Sept. 4, as they worshipped on...
Nfld. Diocese Gets New Bishop: It Took Three Ballots to Elect Torraville
After a one-year delay, the diocese of Central Newfoundland, in an electoral synod held September 9-10, finally chose a new bishop: Rev. David Torraville. Last year the synod was unable to elect a bishop since no candidate received more than two-thirds...
Poetic, Encyclopaedic and Edgy
GRACE NOTES Journeying with the Primate, 1995-2004 by Michael Peers ABC Publishing, 2005 I HOLD MICHAEL Peers in high regard--not on a pedestal but in high regard. He is a poet in his way of thinking--and a veritable encyclopaedia of history and...
Primate, Church Leaders Visit Armenia
Looking for support and greater dialogue with Canadian churches, the Canadian diocese of the Armenian Orthodox Church invited a group of church leaders, including the Anglican primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, to visit Armenia in late August. ...
Primate Seeks Big Donors
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, is inaugurating a fundraising dinner in Toronto aimed at major donors that he hopes will support such special projects as an Anglican youth network, his Internet broadcasts and...
Religious Leaders Vow to Help End Global Poverty
Religious leaders from a wide range of denominations, including the Canadian Anglican primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, met in Washington D.C. from Sept 11 to 13 and urged governments to work with churches to eliminate extreme poverty around the...
Struggle for Justice Leads to Journey of Faith
Winnipeg RAVEN THUNDERSKY steps forward from the pews of St. Matthew's Anglican Church to light a candle. Pausing in the dim, flickering light, she glances down at the photo in her hand. It is her sister, Malvina, who died 10 years ago at the age...
The Last Anglican Bishop: K.H. Ting Remains a Key Figure in China
Editor's note: An ecumenical delegation from the Anglican, Presbyterian and United churches in Canada visited Christian churches in China last April. During a stop to Nanjing, the delegation met briefly with Bishop Ding Guangxun (who in the Wale-Giles...
Three Anglicans Receive 2005 Order of Canada
STAFF Three Anglicans--an environmental activist, a politician, and a priest--are among the recipients of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian award. Administered by the Governor General and an advisory council, the Order of Canada...
We Are All God's People
The Anglican Appeal is THE way to support your church's mission and ministry Every year the Anglican Appeal helps to fund our church's vital mission and ministry work in Canada, especially in the North, and with our overseas partners: * Theological...