Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal is a Canadian national Anglican newspaper. The Anglican Journal includes local, national, and international news coverage, editorials, arts coverage, and stories of particular interest to the Anglican community.

Articles from Vol. 134, No. 6, June

Anglican Journal Editor Steps Down
Leanne Larmondin, who served the Anglican Church of Canada's communications department for 15 years, most recently as editor of the Anglican Journal, on May 7 announced her resignation, effective June 13. Noting that she was 23 when she arrived...
Athabasca Explains Synod Move
The leader of the Anglican Church of Canada asked the archbishop of Athabasca for an explanation after its synod passed motions supporting churches that have left the Anglican Church of Canada and criticizing bishops who have gone to court over property...
Beardy Returns to Ministry: Bishop Says He Needed a Break
Bishop Gordon Beardy, who served as the first aboriginal diocesan bishop in the Canadian Anglican church, rejoined the diocese of Keewatin in mid-April to assist the current bishop, David Ashdown. "I know that this appointment will bring great joy...
Bishops Decline Proposal for Talks: Network Sought Alternative to Courts
Niagara Falls, Ont. Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, at their April 14-18 meeting, declined a request for national-level negotiations over church property from the Anglican Network in Canada, a group of parishes that have left the church over...
Bishop's Son Cycles for a Cause: Epic Journey for Polio Awareness
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As he hand-cycled last spring on the scenic Yellowhead Highway leading up to Alberta's steep Obed Summit, it rained, and Ramesh Ferris found himself covered in dirt. "Add to that all of the chain grease that accumulates...
Canada Subsidizes Fossil Fuels at Expense of Environment: Kairos
The federal government will spend $1.5 billion in additional subsidies to tar sands companies that emit greenhouse gases harmful to the environment, far more than it will spend on initiatives to promote energy efficiency, conservation and renewable...
Canadian Bishops Trade Advice before Leaving for Lambeth Conference
Bishops had a wide-ranging discussion about the Lambeth Conference, scheduled for July 16 to Aug. 3 in Canterbury, England. Bishop Anthony Burton of the diocese of Saskatchewan, who attended the last Lambeth in 1998, said that meeting bishops from...
Christian Leaders Petition China to Allow Protestant Chaplains at Olympics
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Hong Kong A Hong Kong Christian leader who works in a sports ministry says Chinese authorities should allow foreign Protestant clergy and faithful to serve as volunteer chaplains at the Olympic Village, to ensure the quality...
Churches Warn of Increasing Violence after Disputed Zimbabwe Elections
Harare/Lusaka Churches and church hospitals are being targeted by supporters of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe who want to ensure their compatriots do not vote against the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party...
Corruption Stunts Growth of New Nation
The cover of the pamphlet makes you want to look away: a naked child--perhaps a teenager--holds a younger child whose skin is stretched taut over his bones. The smaller child is obviously starving, his eyes downcast. "Corruption Cripples Development!"...
Daily Bible Readings
JULY 2008 Date and Reading 1 Colossians 3.5-17 [] 2 Psalm 45.1-17 [] 3 Habakkuk 1.1-2.4 [] 4 Genesis 24.1-31 [] 5 Genesis 24.32-67 [] 6 Matthew 11.16-30 [] 7 Romans 7.1-13 ...
Devastation in China, Burma: PWRDF Working with Local Partners
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is accepting donations to help Burma (also known as Myanmar), which was devastated by a cyclone on May 2 and 3, and in China, where a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck...
Disaffected New West Clergy Transfer to the Southern Cone
Eleven members of the clergy in the Vancouver-based diocese of New Westminster on April 21 resigned due to theological conflicts with the diocese and Bishop Michael Ingham, but said they intend to continue their parish ministry under the jurisdiction...
History Shows the Church Can Change, and It Will Survive
'GLACIAL' IS A term occasionally used to describe the pace of change in the church. Certainly, to people who are advocates for change, the wait can feel like an eternity. But, others remind us, change usually happens in God's good time, not ours....
Honorary Degrees
The spring convocations of several theological colleges and universities across Canada honoured the following Anglicans and other individuals with honorary doctor of divinity degrees: University of Emmanuel College, Saskatoon Benjamin Arreak,...
'How Sweet the Sound' of Anglicans on YouTube
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What began as an exercise in corporate communications could become 'the next sensation on the globally popular YouTube Web site, if the early buzz is any indication. The Amazing Grace Project is a simple idea, designed to...
Illustrated Bible Chases 'Ever-Changing' Youth Culture
The Manga Bible From Genesis To Revelation By Siku Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. $14.95 ISBN: 9780385524315 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IF THE WORD "manga" sounds the least bit mysterious or alien to you, then chances are that...
Journal Wins 17 Awards
The Anglican Journal won a total of 17 awards at two recent national and international church press conventions. The Canadian Church Press (CCP) recognized the Journal with three first place awards at its May 1-3 convention in Cambridge, Ont. The Associated...
Lambeth Scenes
ONE OF MY fondest memories of Lambeth, 1998 was the celebration of holy communion. Canterbury Cathedral was the setting for the opening eucharist. Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch primates, bishops and their spouses from all over the...
Lambeth through the Years-A Chronology
The Lambeth Conference, the by-invitation-only gathering every 10 years of Anglican bishops from around the world, has no constitution or formal powers. "It is not a formal synod or council of the bishops of the Communion," according to the Archbishop...
Lasting Peace Can Be Elusive in Battered Sudan
Pacong, South Sudan From a distance, it appears to be one huge palm tree, perhaps four metres around the tremendous trunk. Upon closer inspection, though, it becomes clear that another tree has grown up and around the palm tree, its gnarly shoots--as...
Niagara to Share Churches: Judge Rules in Diocese's Favour
An Ontario judge ruled on May 5 that the diocese of Niagara must be allowed to share three church buildings where congregations have voted to leave the Anglican Church of Canada over theological issues that include blessing ceremonies for gay couples....
Ontario Court Judge to Chair Truth Commission
Justice Harry S. LaForme, an aboriginal Ontario Court of Appeal judge, has been appointed by the federal government to chair an independent commission that will hear the stories and promote public education about the 150-year legacy of the now-defunct...
Priest Left Province over Theology
While several Canadian churches have sought to join the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone because of theological differences with the Canadian church, Rev. Maurice Francois left Chile, which is part of the southern South American church province,...
Saskatchewan Bishop Heads South
Bishop Anthony Burton, who has served the diocese of Saskatchewan for 15 years as its bishop and two years as its dean, announced on April 20 that he will be taking up a new post as rector of the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. Bishop Burton,...
Sessions on Sexuality Are Closed
Niagara Falls, Ont. Anglican Church of Canada 'bishops decided, at the April 14 opening session of their spring meeting, to close to the public half of their week-long meeting, including all discussions of the sexuality controversy roiling the Anglican...
Tri-Lingual German Lutheran Pastor Will Be New Dean of Quebec Cathedral
Rev. Christian Schreiner, a pastor in the Lutheran Church in Germany, will be ordained into the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada this month and will begin his new ministry in the diocese of Quebec--as rector of Quebec and dean of the Cathedral...
Venables Predicts End of Anglican Communion
Delta, B.C. The South American primate who has welcomed dissenting Canadian Anglican parishes into his province says he sees the beginning of the end of the worldwide Anglican Communion. "I believe we're in the early stages of divorce," Archbishop...
Williams Asks for Prayers on YouTube
In this third feature in a series that examines the upcoming Lambeth Conference, the Anglican Journal looks at the efforts of Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to set the tone of the international gathering of Anglican bishops. The Journal...