Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 135, No. 3, March

Amazing Grace Gifts Support Programs; Suicide Prevention, Training Leaders
Council of the North members gathered in Edmonton from Feb. 9 to 11 to decide how best to use donations from Anglican parishes, groups and individuals that amounted to $160,000. Council chair David Ashdown, bishop of Keewatin, said the overwhelming...
Anglican Relief and Development Bodies Weigh Formation of Anglican Alliance: PWRDF among Presenters at Global Gathering
An Anglican alliance among member provinces of the Anglican Communion is being proposed to "better co-ordinate and strengthen" existing relief, development and advocacy activities of Anglicans worldwide. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in...
Ashes, Palms and Tapers
WHEN VISITING older people, my eyes often catch the sight of a palm cross tucked behind a picture of our Lord, family photo or dresser. I see their faith and their gratitude for the self-giving love of God in Christ. Many of those seniors, through...
A Vibrant Youth Ministry Essential for Today's Church
THE QUESTION SEEMED naively simple: How many young people are there in the Anglican Church of Canada? It was an attempt to dispel the notion that we are a dying church. It was quickly discovered that parishes and dioceses simply do not track those...
Epiphany and Lent in Edge Habitat
THE INTERPRETIVE SIGN in Thomas and Ezekiel Jobe's old meadow commanded my attention. In 1835, the Jobe family cleared for farmland part of a spit of sand and limestone that juts sharply into Lake Ontario. When the meadow was abandoned, the forest...
Hiltz Welcomes Proposed 'Mediated Conversation'
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said he was "encouraged" by the proposal for a "professionally mediated conversation" involving North American churches at odds over the issue of sexuality and...
Lessons in Truth and Reconciliation: University Brings Non-Natives and Natives Together to Begin Healing
It wasn't your average academic conference. When about 450 students from The King's University College in Edmonton attended their school's interdisciplinary conference, "Truth and Reconciliation: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools," on Jan....
No Consensus on Separate North American Anglican Province: Primates Agree to 'Mediated Conversation'
The primates (national archbishops) of the Anglican Communion ended their Feb. 1 to 5 meeting with no consensus on how to deal with a coalition of Anglicans who have left their churches in North America because of differences over such issues as sexuality...
Patriarch Kirill I Heads Russian Orthodox Church
Ecumenical leaders, including Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, welcomed the election of Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and of all Russia. Patriarch Kirill I, 62, was elected...
The Bible and Qur'an Compared
NOAH'S OTHER SON Bridging the Gap between the Bible and the Qur'an Brian Arthur Brown T&T Clark / Continuum International Publishing Group ISBN: 10-0-8264-2797-9 $21.95 US. 244 pages This book may represent the first comparison...
The Church Is at Its Best in Hard Times, Says Philanthropy Director
It may be all gloom and doom on the global and Canadian economic front, but the Anglican Church of Canada's new philanthropy director has expressed confidence that financial support for the church's various ministries will not decrease but will, in...
Women on the Road to Peace: Women's De-Mining Team Is Determined, Efficient and Careful
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When members of a 35-woman de-mining unit remove their protective equipment at the end of another day of clearing mines in southern Sudan, their achievement is both remarkable and ordinary. Remarkable in that the work is dangerous,...