Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 3, March

Algoma Debate Sexuality: Dioces Defeats Marriage Definition
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Delegates to the Algoma synod solidly defeated a motion declaring that God designed human sexuality exclusively for heterosexual marriages. The vote on the motion was taken by orders and by ballot rather than a show of...
Binder Offers Ideas for a New Relationship with Aboriginals
Pointing the way toward an improved relationship with the Anglican aboriginal peoples of Canada, a looseleaf binder called "A New Agape" has been produced and about 1,000 copies have been distributed so far to diocesan synod offices, members of all...
Catholics, Anglicans Debate Awkward Communion Issue
A photo of Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, a devout Anglican, standing before a Roman Catholic archbishop to receive communion has prompted a renewed discussion in the two denominations over the issue of who may take communion in a Catholic church....
Church's Task Now Is to Convince the People
SO IT IS FINAL. All 30 dioceses have ratified the residential schools agreement, signing on to the liability to which General Synod pledged them more than three months ago. Now comes the church's challenge of persuading its members that the agreement...
Cuban Bishop (Jorge Perera Hurtado) Retires before Synod: Determined His Successor Not Be Appointed
Havana The bishop of Cuba, Jorge Perera Hurtado, has resigned effective Feb. 8, 2003. His resignation became effective less than two weeks before Cuba's annual synod, held this year in Matanzas, to decide if the Episcopal Church in Cuba should rejoin...
Even the Poorest among Us Can Be Rich in Giving
`Alms for the rich?' IN MANY OF THE addresses I have made, interviews I have given, and questions I have answered during the past months while the residential schools issue was focused on the agreement with the government and the request for the...
Forum Energizes Canadian Participants: `I Wish I'd Had Five Students with Me'
Among the tens of thousands of activists at this year's conference aimed at changing the world order, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, was a small Canadian contingent including a priest from Prince Edward Island, a high school principal from Montreal, an art...
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Part Two)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS The Two Towers (Part Two) Columbia / Sony Directed by Peter Jackson Written by Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Stephen Sinclair, and Frances Watsh Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Lee,...
New West(minister) Talks in Limbo
Amid reports that reconciliation talks between the diocese of New Westminster and eight conservative parishes had reached an impasse, cracks have appeared in the parishes' coalition between those who would like to continue dialogue and those who seem...
One-Time Negotiator Calls Accord `Unwise': Church Says Cultural Issues Are Addressed
A former member of the Anglican Church of Canada's native residential schools negotiating team, Canon Bud Smith, has sharply criticized the settlement agreement with the federal government, calling it "unwise" and "wrong." Mr. Smith resigned as chancellor...
PWRDF in Severe Cash Crunch
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund is facing a drop in donations from Canadian Anglicans that is so severe that the organization has no money for disaster relief, said executive director Andrew Ignatieff. Last year, contributions collected...
Same-Sex Blessings Issue Goes before Focus Groups: Clergy Wellness Also on Church Agenda
A series of facilitated focus groups will help determine how the question of same-sex blessings will be handled when it comes before General Synod in 2004. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, director of faith, worship and ministry for the Anglican Church...
Schools Agreement a Done Deal: Calgary Makes Demands Prior to Signing
The last three dioceses to consider the native residential schools agreement -- Eastern Newfoundland/Labrador, Fredericton and Calgary -- voted on Feb. 8 to approve it, completing the ratification process that began Nov. 28 with the diocese of Keewatin....