Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 126, No. 7, September

Apartheid's Survivors Work toward Healing: Individuals Need Reconciliation
Trudy Govier Philosopher EVERY South African has a story to tell about the apartheid years. It is the story of what we did, what was done to us, and what we failed to do." So reads a brochure describing reconciliation workshops offered by the Institute...
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Bishops Lobby Government Ministers: Some Report Sympathetic Reaction
Primate Michael Peers' late-May pastoral letter about the Native residential-schools crisis has produced a wide range of reactions among clergy and laity across Canada, diocesan bishops reported. The most common emotion has been concern for victims...
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Chicken Run
Chicken Run Directed by Nick Park and Peter Lord Voices by Miranda Richardson and Mel Gibson *** (out of five) Parental Guidance IT'S CALLED claymation or model animation: a technique of working with clay or plasticine models and filling...
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Churches Shouldn't Be Scapegoats for Society
THE CHRETIEN GOVERNMENT is playing hardball with churches on the residential schools issue and so far is outhitting and outpitching them in the public relations battle. Shawn Tupper, residential schools director for Indian Affairs, has said worshippers,...
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Convention Recognizes Relationships Other Than Marriage
Denver In a move hailed by many as evidence of a new way of doing business, General Convention engineered a compromise giving hope to gay and lesbian members while affirming traditional church teaching on the sanctity of marriage. By an overwhelming...
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Diocese of Cariboo Plans Own Shutdown: Bishop (Jim Cruickshank) Will Be out of a Job
The Diocese of Cariboo is expected to approve a plan to wind itself up during a synod Oct. 13 to 15. The diocese is being bankrupted by residential school lawsuits. It was found jointly liable last year with the national church for 60 per cent of...
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God: Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash God Columbia / Legacy / Song IT MAY WELL be that Johnny Cash will soon be going to meet his Lord. If that is the case, he wants his career legacy to be clearly stated. Cash, 68, is battling Shy-Drager syndrome, a degenerative nerve...
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Jubilee Continues Journey of Many Steps: Debt Relief Yet to Materialize
You shall hallow the fiftieth year and proclaim liberation in the land for all its inhabitants. You shall make this your year of Jubilee. (Leviticus 24:10) The year 2000 was to be a year of Jubilee. However, the ambitious worldwide campaign has...
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Lutherans, Episcopalians Link: Interchangeability of Clergy Most Visible Result
Denver On a commanding vote in both houses, the 73rd General Convention approved the landmark agreement Called to Common Mission (CCM) between the 2.3 million member Episcopal Church and 5.2 million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America....
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National Church Cuts Jobs, Grants and Program: (Anglican) Journal Editor Leaves in Shakeup
The Anglican Church is eliminating the equivalent of eight full-time positions at its national office and cutting $500,000 in grants to northern Canada and overseas in an effort to balance this year's budget and cut next year's by about 11 per cent....
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Native Professor Lambastes Churches' Response: Aboriginals Disagree on Route to Redress
Faced with the evidence of thousands of Aboriginals suing the churches and federal government, some people have asked, was the Indian residential school system really all bad? Were there no redeeming features? Didn't some Aboriginals graduate and go...
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No Response Yet: Offical Says Ottawa Will Soon Have Reply for General Synod (on the Mounting Residential School Litigation Bills)
The federal government will give the Anglican Church an answer in the "near future" on what it plans to do about the mounting residential school litigation bills, says a top government official. Asked whether the near future means before the end...
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Ontario Recovering from Impact of Sex Scandal: (Peter) Mason Offered Public Apology (for the Suffering Caused by John Gallienne)
THE FIRST bishop of the Diocese of Ontario, John Travers Lewis, didn't have an easy time of it at the beginning of his term in 1862, and neither did the 10th, Peter Ralph Mason. On May 31, 1992, Bishop Mason had to cross a picket line outside St....
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Rite Proposal Stirs Passion: (Proposal to Substitute Gender Neutral Language Changes to Baptism Rite Fails)
The United Church has dropped an attempt to substitute gender-neutral language for "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" in the baptism rite -- a proposed change that caused concern among the church's ecumenical partners, including the Anglican Church. ...
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Small Steps Taken toward Greater Unity: Anglican, Catholic Bishops Meet
A historic, week-long meeting in Mississauga, Ont., of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops from around the world produced many statements of goodwill and small steps toward the long-held goal of uniting two churches that have been divided for nearly...
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Study in Contrasts
MY FIRST EVER visit to the Czech Republic was an experience in contrasts. Some time was spent in Prague as a guest of various Czech churches, Protestant and Orthodox, but most was in an Orthodox monastery in a village of eastern Moravia. Attached to...
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U.S. Bishops Send Letter of Support (to the Anglican Church of Canada)
This summer American Anglicans debated two of the major issues Canadians will face next year, welcoming Lutherans into full communion while cautiously acknowledging the presence of unmarried committed couples in their pews. Bishops at the Episcopal...
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