Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 134, No. 1, January

A Few New Year's Resolutions for the Church in 2008
THE BEGINNING OF the calendar year is often a time to resolve to do things differently, to do better; it's a clean slate, a fresh start, a time to reinvent oneself (just ask the gyms and the weight loss industry). We vow to exercise more, eat less,...
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Anglicans Commemorate Scourge of HIV/AIDS
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Canadian Anglicans marked World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, in a variety of ways that called attention to the immune-deficiency disease, raised funds for those living with AIDS and commemorated the dead in song and prayer. In Belleville,...
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Bequest Expected to Buoy National Budget
Mississauga, Ont. The Council of General Synod (COGS) on Nov. 18 approved a budget for 2008 that anticipates revenues of $8.9 million and expenditures of $10.2 million. A bequest of $4 million that General Synod expects to receive on Jan. 15...
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Canada Calls on Canterbury to Intervene
Canadian church leaders have appealed to the Archbishop of Canterbury to address moves by dissidents to join a South American church and minister illegitimately in Canada. In a pastoral statement dated Nov. 29, a week after the Anglican Network...
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Church Prepares for Truth Commission
An ecumenical "leaders' tour" is being planned this spring in five Canadian cities to generate support and awareness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which the federal government is forming as part of the revised Indian Residential Schools...
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Council Endorses Provincial Autonomy, Vetoes Central 'Curia'
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Mississauga, Ont. The Council of General Synod (COGS) reviewed the Anglican Church of Canada's preliminary response to the Draft Covenant for the Anglican Communion and proposed some changes, among them, that there be a...
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Council Evaluates Youth Ministry
Mississauga, Ont. "What is the commitment of the national church towards supporting and sustaining ongoing youth initiatives and intentional youth ministries? What is the dearest vision for this?" These are two key questions that will be answered...
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Deposed Bishop Still Vexes Zimbabwe
Harare The former bishop of Harare, Nolbert Kunonga, has reportedly resorted to forgery in an attempt to discredit and stop the appointment of Sebastian Bakare as the diocese's interim bishop, the Church Times has reported. Bishop Kunonga's attempt...
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Education Plan Members Will See Refunds
Mississauga, Ont. Members of the General Synod's Continuing Education Plan (CEP) will see refunds of their existing contributions due to changes made to comply with requirements set by the Canada Revenue Agency. The Council of General Synod (COGS)...
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Foreign Province Makes Bid for Canadian Churches
Burlington, Ont. An Anglican province in South America said on Nov. 22 that it will accept as members conservative Canadian Anglican churches that are in "serious theological dispute" with their dioceses or with the national church. Such disputes...
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'Green' Church Honours Early Environmentalist
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Everett, Mass. Twelve years after some committed "green thumbs" at Grace Episcopal Church here began to transform a weedy patch of ground left by builders from the construction of the new parish hall, parishioners dedicated...
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Homeless Share Their Stories and Their Dreams
BOOK REVIEW Dying for a Home Homelessness Activists Speak Out Cathy Crowe Between the Lines ISBN-13: 978-1-897071-22-9 Paperback $26.95 "HOUSING IS A human right". So says Cathy Crowe, author of Dying for a Home: Homeless Activists Speak Out....
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'My Contribution Made a Difference': Retiree, 77 Years Old, Serves Volunteer Placement at Ugandan Hospital
HILDA SHILLIDAY IS no typical overseas volunteer; she is 77 years old, but like many others she has always wanted to help people abroad. "When I was 16, I wanted to be either a medical missionary or a Shakespearean actress. Now I am wondering how...
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Niagara Says Yes to Blessings: Bishop Says He Will Decide Next Steps
Hamilton, Ont. The southern Ontario diocese of Niagara, meeting at its annual synod, on Nov. 17 voted to allow civilly-married gay couples, "where at least one party is baptized," to receive a church blessing. Bishop Ralph Spence, who had refused...
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Totem Pole Felled to Return to 'God's Good Earth'
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Bossey, Switzerland What was perhaps Canada's most visible contribution to the worldwide ecumenical movement now lies in its final resting place. A 15-metre-high totem pole, given to the World Council of Churches (WCC)...
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Young People Give Up (Gasp!) iPods, Food to Raise Money and Awareness
Young Anglicans from the diocese of Huron recently spent a weekend learning how to use the least amount of energy--no iPods and cell phones, in particular--as part of "Off-the-Grid," a new workshop in the youth initiative program of the Primate's World...
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