Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 131, No. 3, March

A Glimpse of the Unexplainable
MOVIE REVIEW Hotel Rwanda United Artists Directed by Terry George Starring Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte THE MOST TEMPTING mistake when one looks at an event like the 1994 genocide in Rwanda is to think that if you talk to all the...
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Anglican Church Stays out of Marriage Debate
The Anglican Church of Canada does not intend to join other faith communities in the brewing debate over the federal government's plan to legalize same-sex marriage in Canada, said its primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison. "We haven't weighed in...
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Appeal Donations Jumped in 2004
Donations to the Anglican Appeal rebounded in 2004, increasing four per cent to $760,000, compared to $730,000 in 2003. However, donations to the Anglican Journal Appeal continued to decrease, raising $460,119 compared to $490,976 in 2003 or a drop...
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Auschwitz a 'Shadow' on Europe's History
Warsaw/Bielefeld, Germany (ENI)--Church leaders joined heads of state on Jan. 28 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp in Poland. "The silence of the victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau impels us...
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CCC Faces Uncertain Financial Future
The Canadian Council of Churches, a major ecumenical organization, recently adopted a deficit budget for 2005 and is considering looking for additional sources of funding beyond its member churches. The Anglican Church of Canada contributes about...
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Challenge Post-Tsunami Is Identifying Needs
Anglican dioceses affected by December's deadly tsunami have expressed appreciation for the outpouring of support from Canada but are requesting patience in terms of identifying what their needs are and how they may best be assisted by their church...
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Church Hall Pulses with New Life
Saskatoon WHEN REV. Michael Stonhouse, rector of St. James Anglican church, wants to use his own parish hall, he has to make an appointment. That's because a tai chi class might be warming up, or an opera singer might be practising, or a French-language...
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Hutchison Brings Canadian Response to Windsor Report to Global Primates
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison has expressed hope that the primates' meeting, which he was scheduled to attend in Belfast Feb. 20-26, would have a "moderating influence" on the current debate over the issue of homosexuality, which has deeply divided the...
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Leaders Must Challenge Disconnect between Life and Liturgy
FOR THOSE OF us looking for some relief to the current malaise afflicting the Anglican Church, January's issue of the Anglican Journal was not encouraging! The litany of new symptoms ran all the way from financial woes at the national level, through...
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New Westminster Replaces Priests Who Resigned
The diocesan council of New Westminster has approved the appointments of new wardens and priests-in-charge at two parishes whose rectors have left the Anglican Church of Canada after disagreeing with a diocesan decision in 2002 to authorize same-sex...
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On Being Wholly Holy at Work
BOOK REVIEW Working with Spirit Engaging Spirituality to Meet the Challenges of the Workplace Lucy Reid and Fred Evers Path Books, 2004, 208 pp., 1-55126-417-X The Hidden Pierre Elliott Trudeau The Faith Behind the Politics, edited by John English,...
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Overseas Volunteering Program Sees New Life
Volunteers in Mission (VIM), the Anglican Church of Canada program that sends Canadians to work with overseas partners, has been on an upswing lately, after experiencing a dearth of applicants since 2001. "For whatever reason, God is answering the...
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Primate Notes 'Dark Legacy' at Holocaust Anniversary
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate (national bishop) of the Anglican Church of Canada, has urged peo\ple to remember the Holocaust saying ongoing conflicts in places like Burundi, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone and Israel and Palestine show that...
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Primate Reaches out with Web Casts
About 4,000 people from 31 countries have viewed the Web casts of Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate (national bishop) of the Anglican Church of Canada since it was launched last October as a vehicle for communicating with Canadian Anglicans about...
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Services Focus on Church Unity: Foundation of Christ Is Theme for Week of Prayer
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams attended solemn vespers and preached at a service at the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January. The Week of Prayer was observed Jan. 18 to 25, although...
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Sisterhood Turns Key on New Toronto Convent: Oakville, Ont., Nuns Still Weighing Options
Members of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, an Anglican order of nuns, will hold an open house in May to welcome friends and associates to their new convent in north Toronto. They moved into the house and celebrated the consecration of their...
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Suzuki Rallies the Faithful
World-renowned Canadian scientist David Suzuki has challenged faith communities to get involved in the protection of the environment saying it is a spiritual issue that is reflected in various religious traditions that hold the earth as a sacred trust....
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Theology Books Headed for Melanesia
ARCHDEACON William Portman of Regina has donated his theological library to the Airahu Rural Training Centre, at the diocese of Malaita, Church of Melanesia in the South Pacific. "I've been thinking about sending these (books) to some place in the...
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Uber Site Marks 10 Years in Cyberspace
TEN YEARS AGO, Tod Maffin was unemployed, living near Vancouver and fooling around with something called the Internet. Participating in an online discussion group, he discovered that the founders of something called Yahoo were looking for Web sites...
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We Believe Because We Are an Easter People
A COUPLE OF POTTED crocuses in the newspaper office have just opened their petals, their rich purple brightening up the dreary late weeks of winter. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind knew what it was doing when it set up tables in nearby...
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