Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 133, No. 1, January

AFN Urges Awareness of Settlement Details
The legal counsel for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has urged frontline workers working in reserves and native communities to make sure that former Indian residential schools students know that an "opt-out" period, which will commence if the...
Canterbury, Pope Pray for Unity
Rome (ENI) -- Pope Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, prayed together and remained committed to strengthening Roman Catholic-Anglican ties but they acknowledged division over key issues, including the ordination of women...
Church Statistics Hard to Come By
"At that time, Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Roman Empire ... Everyone, then, went to register himself, each to his own home town." Luke 2:1-3 HOW MANY Anglicans are there in Canada? How many Anglican priests? How many...
Conservatives Balk at 'Vicar' Proposal
STAFF The Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and a group of bishops announced in early December a proposal that would result in the appointment of a "primatial vicar" for those dioceses that feel they cannot accept her...
Crowded Schedule for Synod 2007: Election and Local Option Vote Expected
There are certain constants whenever General Synod, the governing body of the Anglican Church of Canada, meets every three years, said some church leaders who have previously attended many such gatherings. For Sue Moxley, suffragan bishop of the...
If You Can't Say Anything Nice, We'll Listen Anyway
MAYBE THUMPER'S mother was wrong. The commonplace phrase that is traced back to the little bunny's mother in Bambi goes thusly: "'If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Sometimes the not-so-nice things need to be said. Sometimes...
Lutheran Synod Accepts Same-Sex Ruling
The Eastern Synod Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has accepted "with deep regret" the ruling by its National Church Council that its synod's approval of a resolution allowing a local option on the blessing of same-sex unions...
Resort Attracts Snowbirds Seeking a Vacation and a Volunteer Experience
Rev. Dave Conway, an American priest, has come up with a novel idea that is attracting a number of Canadian Christians looking for a way to escape winter: combine pleasure with service in the Dominica; the largest of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean....
Signs of Hope ... in the Form of a Sparrow: In November, We Asked Anglican Journal Readers What Signs of Hope They Saw in the Church, in This Time of Shrinking Membership and Declining Revenues. Paul MacLean Reflects on the Question below and Other Readers Share Their Thoughts Elsewhere on These Pages
THERE IS A famous story recorded in Bede's Ecclesiastical History that marks the spread of the Christian faith into northern England. In 627 the missionary Paulinus met in council with the powerful King Edwin and his wise men to argue the merits of...
Some Simple Secrets Behind Successes in Fundraising
There are times when it seems that the financial news from churchland is all bad: General Synod, the Anglican Church of Canada's national office in Toronto, is trying to stem three years of deficits; Saskatoon's College of Emmanuel and St. Chad came...
The Proposed Anglican Covenant: Some Questions
ONE OF THE more significant items on the agenda of the General Synod in June (and likely on the agenda of the meeting of all Anglican primates next month in Tanzania) will be responding to the Windsor Report, and specifically to that report's proposal...
The Punk and the Professor and What They Say about God
Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant? A Professor and a Punk Rocker Discuss Science, Religion, Naturalism & Christianity Preston Jones & Greg Graffin (Ed. Preston Jones) InterVarsity Press 164 pages, paper, $15.99 ISBN: 0830833773 GROWING...