Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 135, No. 2, February

Archbishop Reflects in New Year's Day Message on First Full Year as Primate
STAFF Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, gave a New Year's Day address at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa. He used the address, which has become an annual tradition, to reflect on the accomplishments and difficulties...
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Bishop Visits Troops in Afghanistan: Anglican Chaplains Help Soldiers Cope with Grief, Pain
Two Anglican chaplains spent Christmas in Afghanistan, in a month when nine Canadian soldiers died. Peter Coffin, Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces, and Rev. Col. John Fletcher made the trip to support other chaplains as well as the Canadian...
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Churches Develop Resource: Native Study Guide Helps Reconciliation
Even though the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission is stalled as it awaits a new chair, significant work by Canadian churches on the issue continues. The Anglican, United, and Presbyterian churches have completed a creative...
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Churches Push for Gaza Peace: Civilians on Both Sides Are Suffering
The Anglican Church of Canada in January joined other members of the Anglican Communion and churches worldwide in calling for a ceasefire and a redoubling of efforts to secure lasting peace in Gaza, where thousands have been killed or injured after...
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Clinging to Memory
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE DAMP WIND seemed to blow right through Old Cal as he made his way to the front entrance of the nursing home. He shook the snow off his long coat and rubbed his hands together vigorously to get them warm. Old Cal came...
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Hard Times Challenge the Church: Parishes Reach out to Needy despite Limited Funds
BAD NEWS ABOUT the economy has cast a dark shadow over 2009. As Canadians begin to see and feel the impact of stock market turmoil, cutbacks and job losses, people in the church are looking for ways to respond. Communities that depend on manufacturing,...
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Human Rights Advocate Fairweather Dies
Gordon Fairweather, a former Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament from New Bruhswick and the first chair of Canada's Human Rights Commission, died Dec. 24 at the age of 85. A lifelong member of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Rothesay, N.B.,...
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No Indication When TRC Will Resume
STAFF Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has said that it is "deeply regrettable" that implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Troth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has been delayed, noting the implications...
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Praying with the Stereo on, Especially Listening to Jarrett
SOMETIMES I PRAY with the stereo on. I suspect many readers might imagine that I'm referring either to sacred music or to that peculiar genre of ambient "music for meditation" so popular with massage therapists. I'm referring to neither. No, when...
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Street Artists Capture Life of Canada's Homeless: Posh ROM Is Unlikely Venue
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It is unusual, yet timely. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto is showcasing the work of internationally known Canadian street artists depicting poverty and homelessness in the country. With financial uncertainty...
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Vision 2019: RSVP
LAST FALL, MANY of us participated in the Amazing Grace Project. In over 500 places across Canada and beyond, Anglicans gathered to sing Amazing Grace and to put a toonie on the plate to support ministries in the Council of the North dioceses. Renditions...
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When Times Are Tough We Just Give It All Away
JESUS KNEW ALL about our preoccupation with money and possessions. That is undoubtedly why he preached more about money than anything else during his three-year ministry. As reflected in this month's Anglican Journal, Canadians are facing an economic...
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