Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 135, No. 4, April

A Day in the Life ... of Cynthia Haines-Turner
I was on our church vestry when we received an update from our diocesan representative about the amount we had donated to The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. It was zero. I thought that there was something very wrong with that, so I took...
Amazing Grace: The Sequel-Transforming Lives
IMAGINE. Imagine one young aboriginal teenager who, while contemplating suicide, heard words of hope and encouragement from a church leader. Imagine a community support group for mothers struggling with depression and hopelessness over the future...
Anglican Delegation Moved by Recent Visit to Burundi
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Bujumbura, Burundi Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, expressed the support and solidarity of Canadian Anglicans to the people of Burundi as they continue the difficult task of rebuilding their...
Anglicans Encouraged to Create Vision 2019
The logo captures the church's goal: having Anglicans envision the future. SASKIA ROWLEY The Anglican Church of Canada has embarked on an ambitious project to create its next long-term strategic plan, Vision 2019. The church is asking for input...
Burundi Archbishop Supports Canadian Church in Opposing Cross-Border Interventions
Bujumbura, Burundi Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has thanked his Burundian counterpart, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, for the Anglican Church of Burundi's stance against cross-border interventions, notwithstanding...
Burundi: Rebuilding, a Nation, Restoring Hope
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] Bujumbura, Burundi A HUGE SMILE breaks out on Edmond Bayisabe's face when he is told of his uncanny resemblance to a young Martin Luther King. It is not the first time that Bayisabe has received this compliment and...
Cuban Church Needs Materials
Archdeacon Michael Pollesel, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, returned from Cuba where he represented the Metropolitan Council of Cuba at the annual synod of the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba in February. The Metropolitan Council...
Diocese of Ottawa Appoints Committee to Consider Blessings: Two B.C. Parishes Vote to Leave
The bishop of the diocese of Ottawa, John Chapman, has appointed a doctrine and worship committee to determine whether same-sex unions can be blessed on a limited basis in the diocese. If the committee recommends that such blessings be allowed "in...
From Bangladesh with Love: A PWRDF Partner Advocates for Women's Rights
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Farida Akhter is the executive director of UBINIG (Policy Research for Development Alternatives) in Bangladesh, an organization that works with rural and urban women. She also runs Nari Grantha Prabartana, the first and only...
Going Where the Action Is
THE MIDDLE-aged man at the next table overheard the conversation that Old Cal and I were having over coffee and muffins. We were talking about church and the lack of young people. "Which church are you from?" he asked. I told him that I work at...
Never a Dull Moment: For Canada's First National Indigenous Bishop, It's All about Recognizing the Primal Authority of First Nations People
The position was officially created two years ago, but already there is one well-established fact: when you are Canada's first National Indigenous Bishop, you are never at a loss for things to do. In fact, few were prepared for the overwhelmingly positive...
Play Captures the Tension around Change within a Local Church
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "THE VERY PLACES we imprison ourselves are where God will set us free." This quote from You Don't Know The Half of It expresses the theme of the play. This play had its premier performances in February at the Market Hall Theatre...
Reflections
Who do I work for? It is a question I am often asked. In truth, I work for many people. Let me tell you about some of them. In January 1994, I met Maria in the war-torn southern Mexican state of Chiapas. In the wake of the Zapatista Indigenous uprising,...
This Easter Candle
THE GREAT VIGIL of Easter is a magnificent liturgy. It begins with the kindling of a new fire and the lighting of the Paschal candle. For those who have made the journey through all of Holy Week, it is a dramatic moment when the deacon lifts the candle...
Traveller's Notebook
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Kaze What seemed like a whole village, just about the entire staff of the diocese of Bujumbura turned up to offer a warm kaze (welcome) to members of the Canadian Anglican delegation upon their arrival at the Bujumbura...
Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners Speak Out
Truth and Reconciliation commissioners Jane Brewin Morley and Claudette Dumont-Smith came to the Anglican Church of Canada General Synod office in Toronto on Feb. 13 to consult with an ecumenical group that helps the churches engage in the truth and...
Vital Church Planting Conference Says It Is Time to Become More Creative
It takes all kinds. Of types of churches and services, that is, to speak to and serve people of diverse backgrounds, tastes and past church experiences, and that's what 135 people gathered to discuss at the third annual Vital Church Planting Conference...
'You Were My Miracle'
Thank you is what I can say to all who contributed to my freedom ... I couldn't do it alone. No big enterprise is individual. In Swahili we say "aksanti." Humble, sweet and grateful word. --Annie Kashamura Zawadi The story of Annie Kashamura...