Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 123, No. 8, October

Chaplaincy Divisions Join Forces
SPECIAL REPORT The first question Canadian Forces chaplains used to ask someone wanting to see them was: "What denomination are you?" Today, the question is: "What's your problem?" If the issue is denominational - say, baptism - they'll refer...
Chaplin Ordered by CO (in Somalia) to Wear Gun or Be Charged
SPECIAL REPORT Conflict in Yugoslavia tested chaplain's faith, p. 3 Having his picture taken standing over several bound Somali teenagers wasn't the only hot water Padre Mark Sargent got into during his Somalia tour. He also found himself embroiled...
Church, Diocese Fight Abuse Lawsuits: Government Ran Schools, Church Says
STAFF WRITER Toronto Controversy over church-run native residential schools could erupt again as the Anglican Church of Canada defends itself against two potentially costly lawsuits by former students - one in British Columbia, the other in Ontario....
Churches Mourn Mother Teresa
`India will miss its mother; its people feel orphaned' ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Geneva Church leaders, politicians and the Indian government have expressed their deep sense of loss at the death of Mother Teresa and their praise for her...
Church Needs to Focus More on Orthodoxy, Says Theologian
A strong dose of orthodoxy is needed if the ailing Anglican Church in North America is to survive, says noted theologian Prof. John Webster. Like other like-minded, "Gospel-centred" Christians, Prof. Webster fears that today's Anglican Church has...
Clear Signs of Global Warming: Dandelions at the Arctic Circle
REBECCA, OUR DAUGHTER, has delighted in her summer treasures: an explosion of flowers across the tundra. My wife, Annie, is surprised to discover these plants. She wonders aloud why they weren't in those places when she was a child in Pangnirtung....
`Commended to God': (Mother Teresa and Diana, Princess of Wales)
STAFF Two of the world's best known people died within a few days of each other a few weeks ago, once again making life, death and religion some of the most talked about issues of the day. A memorial service for the Princess of Wales was held...
Comments Sought before Synod: Consultations Provide Chance for Feedback on Issues
STAFF WRITER Toronto As the Canadian church inches closer to another General Synod, some of the decisions of the last gathering will come under scrutiny in coming months. And it is the people in the pew who will have their say. A series of...
Depth of Evil Severe Test of Faith: God Hard to Find amid Horror of Yugoslavia
SPECIAL REPORT When Capt. John Organ went to the former Yugoslavia in 1994, he carried with him a certain sense of God: God as partner, God as co-worker. He also went with the conviction that he'd be able to do some good there. The reality of the...
Diana, Mother Teresa So near, So Far
DAVID HARRIS IN THE SPACE OF ONE WEEK last month, the world wept over two of the best known - maybe the best known - people in the global community. Both were women. One old, one relatively young. Both had public funerals in churches. They had met...
Fighting Child Prostitution
WHEREAS the Parliament of Canada has grave concerns regarding the prostitution of children, whether in or outside Canada ... Preamble, Bill C-27 (An Act to Amend the Criminal Code particular to Child Prostitution, Child Sex Tourism, Criminal Harassment...
Grosse Ile Pilgrimage: Grim Anniversary; Pilgrimage Marks 150 Years after Famine
STAFF WRITER Grosse Ile, Que. "There are about 1,800 sick on the island, (besides a great and increasing number in the ships) of which about one tenth are Prot(estant)! Many in the ships, and sometimes whole families, sick, who arrived here from...
Habitat Group Builds More Than a House: Seven Homes Built in Five Days in Latest Newfoundland Project
It's a modern-day version of old-style barn-raisings, when a whole community joined forces to build a structure for one of its members. People would leave their own work and concerns for the day and rally to aid a neighbour. But even today the appeal...
Happy Birthday, Dear Earth: Six Thousand Years since Creation, Some Still Believe
THE EARTH WILL be 6,000 years old on Oct. 22. The anniversary may get scant notice from most Anglicans, but there really are people who believe this - despite all the scientific evidence of a four billion-year-old universe. In conservative evangelical...
Jail Found Where St. Paul Held
Caesarea, Israel Israeli archaeologists excavating the ruins of the Mediterranean port of Caesarea here have identified the praetorium - the Roman administrative complex where St. Paul was incarcerated for two years before being sent to Rome for...
Kenya's Churches Urge Arrests in Attacks: Suspicious Killings Thought Orchestrated by Government
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Nairobi Kenya's churches have told the country's government to arrest the "masterminds" behind an outbreak of violence in the coastal town of Mombasa and the surrounding area following an August attack on the town's...
Mrs. Brown
Starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly **** (out of five) ALTHOUGH it has been widely studied, most famously by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, and although its dynamics are predictable, grieving is an intensely personal act and no two people experience...
No Apology Offered (by United Church of Canada) to Natives (for Its Role in the Operation of Residential Schools)
Camrose, Alta. The United Church of Canada wants the federal Income Tax Act changed so that it treats same-sex partners the same as spouses. But it couldn't bring itself to completely respond to another justice issue - an apology to Native people...
Ponette
Starring Victoire Thivisol, Xavier Beauvois. **** (out of five) ALTHOUGH it has been widely studied, most famously by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, and although its dynamics are predictable, grieving is an intensely personal act and no two people experience...
Reminder That Everything but God Is Finite: `Our Island Home'
LIVING ON AN island is really different. I have had a number of happy experiences of living for a while on quite small islands, and while I am not certain that as a way of life it would be my cup of tea, I have learned a lot in the process. Strangely...
Watchfire
Grateful Dead Records / Relix PETE SEARS is an English-born music journeyman whose chief claims to fame were band membership on Rod Stewart's pioneering early '70s solo albums and membership in Jefferson Starship from 1974 until 1985. Since that...