Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 8, October

ACIP, Church Leaders Examine Relationship: Keewatin Council Objects to Gathering of 'Establishment'
Aboriginal Anglicans and leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada will meet in Winnipeg in early October, seeking to explore a relationship fractured by dissent over the agreement with the federal government that limits church liability in native schools...
B.C. Picks Up the Pieces after Fires: No Churches Lost in Blazes
Churches in the Okanagan region of British Columbia are trying to regroup and determine how to help community residents who were displaced from their homes by forest fires that threatened areas in the diocese of Kootenay and the Anglican Parishes of...
Cruising through the Heart of Europe
THE WATERWAYS of Europe have always been unifying force and have always been used to transport both people and goods across the continent. For many decades travellers have enjoyed the scenery of the Rhine River basin and parts of the "Blue" Danube...
Curriculum 'Meets Different Needs': Educators Give Mixed Reviews to Resources
Aurora, Ont. SEASONS OF THE SPIRIT, adopted by the Anglican Church of Canada as its recommended Sunday school curriculum, is celebrating its first birthday. And while not everyone has given the curriculum rave reviews, it is being used in parishes...
Divisions over Same-Sex Blessings Deepen over 'Illegal' Actions
The split between conservative parishes in the diocese of New Westminster and diocesan leaders widened in September as a bishop from outside the diocese was "commissioned" by two foreign primates and diocesan bishop Michael Ingham moved to exert authority...
Former Cariboo Diocese Requests Episcopal Help
Shulus, B.C. The former diocese of Cariboo, now called the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior, voted last month to ask the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and the Yukon that it be allowed to elect a suffragan (or assistant) bishop....
Gay-Positive Conference Aims to Influence Lambeth Agenda
Organizers of an international conference scheduled for later this month hope not only to put homosexuality issues on the radar of the world's Anglican bishops but to affect the agenda of their next international meeting in 2008 and sway church leaders...
Jamaican Churches Deal with Violence Tourists Never See
Kingston, Jamaica THERE WERE 1,045 murders last year across this island nation of 2.6 million--one of the world's highest murder rates per capita. The grim statistic may mean nothing to the tourists in the secured resort areas of Jamaica's north...
On Coffee, Politics in Two Disparate Places: 'Two Solitudes, One Church'
Friday I am writing this on a flight from Havana, Cuba, to Seattle, U.S.A. Of course, I jest. There is no flight from anywhere in Cuba to anywhere in the United States. It just seems like one flight because I arrived home yesterday at 2:25...
Primates May Push for Separate Province
Conservative primates, or national leaders, of the worldwide Anglican Communion are preparing to pressure the Archbishop of Canterbury this month to create a new province for traditionalist Anglicans, according to published reports. Some may call...
Quebec Crab Fishers Face Grim Future
Blanc-Sablon, Que. REV. DOUGLAS PAINTER is cordial but grim. A change of plans. "I was hoping to have four days to show you around but I've got four, maybe five hours--tops--before I fly out," the Anglican priest and champion of the cause of...
Readers Get Only Part of the Story
NEXT MONTH, in these pages, we would like to tell readers about the Oct. 7-10 meeting between the Anglican Council of Aboriginal Peoples (ACIP) and leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada. But our efforts to keep you, the constituents, informed have...
South Africa: Dream Destination-Yes or No?
WHILE SOUTH AFRICA has often been described as "the world in one country," describing both the country's physical and cultural diversity, many people ask us about personal security and whether it is a safe country to visit. The press often plays upon...
Toronto Blessing Passes Quietly: Couple Fought for Right to Marry
Toronto A Toronto parish has performed what may be the first public blessing of a same-sex marriage in Canada's largest diocese. Alison Kemper and Joyce Barnett, two Anglican deacons who have worked actively for the recognition of same-sex marriage,...
Tutu Commends Kenyans for Confronting 'Painful' Past
(ENI)--Former South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu has commended Kenya's attempt to confront its "painful" past through a truth commission, following the ousting of a decades-long government in elections last December. "You have made a...
WCC Finances Looking Brighter
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is in a healthier financial position and is on the road to overcoming the difficulties it has faced over the past two years, its leader told a recent meeting of its governing body. Forecasts are "modestly encouraging,"...