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. 3, March

Anglican World Magazine Moves to Online Format
Publication of a paper version of Anglican/Episcopal World magazine, published quarterly by the Anglican Communion office in London, has been suspended in favour of an e-mail distribution model, said Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Communion....
Bishop Urges End to Kenya Crisis
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Nairobi An Anglican bishop who chairs the National Council of Churches in Kenya said parliamentary discussion offers a chance to end the political crisis following the bloody unrest after elections at the end of...
Chief Asks Church's Support for Treaties: Primate Promises to Seek Guidance
An aboriginal leader from Northern Ontario has urged the Anglican Church of Canada to support aboriginal Canadians in demanding that both federal and provincial governments recognize and implement court rulings on First Nations treaty rights. [ILLUSTRATION...
Church Receives $9.7 Million Refund: Most Dioceses Will Be Reimbursed for Settlement Overpayments
The federal government has issued the Anglican Church of Canada a cheque for $9.7 million to refund a portion of the church's contribution to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Fund, which had been set up in 2003 under an old native schools...
Clergy Renew Vows after Bishop Lays Down Law
STAFF Clergy in the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador on Jan. 21 declared their loyalty to the Anglican Church of Canada as they renewed their ordination vows and received new licences signed by Bishop Cyrus Pitman. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Commission Is Best Forum for Finding Truth about Schools
IF IT HAD BEEN meant as a test, then a passing grade could be given to the staff and volunteers who agreed to represent the church in a difficult meeting with a group of protestors who had announced only a day earlier that they planned to demonstrate...
Communion Releases Second Draft Covenant
Addressing concerns raised by several provinces, including Canada, about granting more authority to primates and other Instruments of Unity in the Anglican Communion, an international group has released a second draft of the proposed Anglican Covenant...
Diocese Faces Second Lawsuit over Grenville School
STAFF Former students of Grenville Christian College have filed a second class-action lawsuit against the school, the Anglican diocese of Ontario, and two former headmasters claiming that they suffered psychological, physical and sexual abuse during...
God Gives Protection to All Creation
THE RESURRECTION gave the disciples hope at a time of deep despair. Can our understanding of the Resurrection give us hope to confront the great issue that we face in our time, global heating and climate breakdown? Can we bring our great biblical resources...
'I'll Never Stop Being a Justice Advocate'
WHEN ELLIE JOHNSON was growing up in Winnipeg after the Second World War, a book about a doctor who was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, missionary and theologian sparked the prairie girl's imagination, foreshadowing a career that would take her around...
Journal Sees Second Best Appeal Ever
The Anglican Journal's annual fundraising appeal raised its second-highest total in 2007, $565,929, said Larry Gee, the Journal's business manager. Nearly 15,000 donors responded to the appeal, giving an average of $38. "We also noted that we had...
Keewatin Eyes New Structures: Area Ministry Could Become Native Diocese
The diocesan council of Keewatin has voted to modify the structures of the diocese by creating an area ministry in the predominantly aboriginal parishes of Northern Manitoba and preparing another, Northern Ontario, to become a self-determining native...
Modern-Day Sunday School Is Wired
A historic church program in western Canada returned with a modern twist as the diocese of Keewatin marked a century of Sunday School by Post by inaugurating a Sunday school course on the Internet. On Feb. 10, the-first Sunday of Lent, the diocese...
Priest Marks 70th Anniversary: Retirement Barely Slowed 97-Year-Old
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Canon Felix Honeygold recently celebrated a milestone few clerics reach--his 70th anniversary of ordination as a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. Ordained on Nov. 28, 1937, Mr. Honeygold, 97, became a deacon to...
Primate Cites Progress in Week of Unity
The leader of the Canadian Anglican church delivered a homily at a Roman Catholic basilica in Toronto, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), for the first time participated with a pope in a service in Rome, and Christian youth...
PWRDF Staff Say Yes to Union: Employees Vote 13 to 4 in Favour
STAFF By a vote of 13 in favour and four against, staff at the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada, voted on Feb. 8 to unionize and become part of the Canadian Union...
Self-Examination the Goal of Fund's Strategic Plan
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has embarked on a three-year strategic plan that includes a "significant commitment to evaluation and learning," said executive director Cheryl Curtis. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Approved by...
Williams' Response 'Helpful': Hiltz: Canterbury Admits Authority Is Limited
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, said that he "cannot support or sanction" ordinations of priests or bishops that take place outside a national church's jurisdiction, but he has "no canonical authority to prevent these things." In a...