Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 127, No. 8, October

AIDS Gathering Ends Churches' Silence: Governments Told to Declare Emergency
Boksburg, South Africa A conference on HIV/AIDS held here last summer, has forever wiped out the Anglican church's silence and denial surrounding the pandemic, church leaders say. The conference in August, marked a sea change in attitude and...
Cariboo, 1914-2001
FOUNDED A.D. 1914. Area of Diocese, 65,000 square miles; Population, 300,000; Anglican Population, 9,000; on Parish Rolls, 4, 711; Clergy: Full-Time 11, Part-Time 9; On Leave, 4; Retired, 7; Lay Ministers of Word and Sacrament, 42; Pastoral Elders,...
End of Cariboo Termed Inevitable: Diocese to Fold Dec. 31
Kamloops, B.C. The now inevitable demise of the bellwether diocese of Cariboo will happen with little local fanfare on Dec. 31, instead of Oct. 15. "It was impossible for us to do it by Oct. 15 because the talks with the government over the summer,...
Inroads by Women Fall Short of Leadership Positions
Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all -- Dr. Samuel Johnson IF Dr. Johnson, the great 18th-century author and lexicographer, were to visit the Anglican...
Life's Sweet Smell Found outside the Institutions
SOME months ago at a family get-together an old friend asked me "Is it true what I hear about the death of the Anglican Church?" I was tempted to reply something benign like "Well, that is a little exaggerated!" But it is a question that won't go away....
Moment's Emotionalism Proves Surprising
LAST month I wrote about one somewhat-anticipated joy of General Synod 2001. That surprise was followed by another joy, this time utterly unanticipated. One day of synod belonged completely to indigenous members and partners. It began with a re-telling...
Native Elder Translating the Bible into Cree: Work on New Testament Still Seven Years from Completion
IN 1929, when Margaret Ducharme was only 11, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis and dispatched by train to a sanatorium in Prince Albert, Sask. It was hundreds of miles from her family on Red Pheasant Reserve near North Battleford. She arrived in...
Palestinian Christians Get Support (from the World Council of Churches)
Jerusalem (WCC, ENI, Staff)--The World Council of Churches has taken steps in support of Palestinian Christian families, which are emigrating from the Holy Land at the rate of two or three a week under threat of ongoing violence and economic pressure....
Pro-Palesinian to Lead Church: Israelis Opposed Irineos's Election
Jerusalem (ENI, Staff)--Against the wishes of Israel, the Greek Orthodox Church has come under the leadership of a pro-Palestinian patriarch, Irineos I, a 62-year-old bishop. With his appointment, Irineos becomes one of the most powerful Christian...
Religious Themes as Theater: An Evil Force or Liberating Influence?
RELIGION proves to be as thought-provoking, inspirational and potentially offensive as ever this year at the Stratford Festival, North America's largest summer theatre. Located in the town of Stratford, in southwestern Ontario, the 14-production playbill...
Scent-Free Parishes in Vogue
FOR people whose throats virtually close up at the first whiff of incense or heavy perfume, going to church can not only be a health risk but lethal. Many churches are becoming aware of medical problems some people have with scents and chemicals...
Schools Talks Inching Forward: Progress Made in Latest Round
Negotiations between Canadian churches and the federal government on native residential schools liability issues inched forward in mid-September after nearly breaking down in August. Anglican Archdeacon Jim Boyles, general secretary of General Synod...