Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 4, April

Ban All Nuclear Weapons, Primate (Michael Peers) Urges: Take a Firm Stand, He Tells Parliament
Ottawa Canada must take a "strong, principled stand against the continued possession of nuclear weapons by any state," Archbishop Michael Peers told a House of Commons committee. The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and six other Canadian...
Bishop (Gordon Beardy) Denies Improper Use of Funds: (Winnipeg) Free Press Got It All Wrong, He Says of Page 1 Article
Bishop Gordon Beardy and members of the Diocese of Keewatin vigorously deny there is anything improper in the expenditure of funds raised by the bishop's recent Sacred Walk for Healing on flying lessons for a victim of abuse. The Winnipeg Free Press...
Bishop (John Baycroft), Israeli Envoy's Talks Cordial
Embroiled in controversy over a Christmas sermon denouncing Israel's treatment of Palestinian Arabs, Bishop John Baycroft of Ottawa met Israeli Ambassador David Sultan recently in an atmosphere of cordiality underscored with tension. Bishop Baycroft...
Bishop (Michael Ingham)'s Multi-Faith Book Prompts Protest Calls: Exclusive Grace Theory Challenged
Bishop Michael Ingham's new book, Mansions of the Spirit, The Gospel in a Multi-Faith World, has prompted several letters and phone calls to the Anglican Church's hierarchy, many of them protesting both the book's perceived content and the bishop's...
Brutality, Oppression Outrage Visitors: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Walk Arabs' `Via Dolorosa'
SABEEL CONFERENCE STATEMENT Bethlehem At the invitation of Sabeel Liberation Theology Center and its local and international partners, more than 900 people (Christians, Muslims and Jews) from diverse parts of the world gathered in Bethlehem from...
Child Poverty - No Quick Fix: Faith Leaders Leave Meeting Empty Handed
British Columbia's government should devote more time to child poverty, Archbishop David Crawley said after a meeting with Premier Glen Clark Feb. 23 that yielded no ready solutions. That was the view of many of 40 faith community leaders who joined...
Child `Slaves' Trek to Talks: Global Walk Said History's Biggest Action
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL London Children are travelling to Geneva, on foot and using other forms of transport, from as far away as Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines in a campaign to stop the abuses of child labour. Four children,...
Christianity, Other World Religions `Dysfunctional', Claims (Louis) Farrakhan
As those inside the CNE Coliseum prayed in Arabic to Allah, latecomers lined up for a thorough body search. "Sisters to the left, brothers to the right," a clean-cut young man in snappy suit, white shirt and bow tie said politely. "Sorry for the...
Christians' Faith Not `Reasonable, Rational'
THE STORY OF EASTER is an outrageous one. On Friday, a man was executed and buried. On Sunday, he was alive again, and out walking around. The story of the resurrection is at the heart of the Christian faith and it is an outrageous story. But that's...
Council Holds Last Meeting before General Synod
Better palliative care, rather than permitting euthanasia or physician assisted suicide should be the focus of medical care for the dying. That's the recommendation of a group of experts and staff to the Anglican Church. Commended for study throughout...
`Ethical' Investing Shows Remarkable Growth
Social investment is not a new idea. Forty or 50 years ago, Canadians were putting their money into social grassroots movements to help create agricultural, housing and worker co-operatives. What is new is the remarkable growth over the past 10...
Eucharist Ruling Fuels New Debate
Should lay people be permitted to celebrate the eucharist? The answer to that question, posed recently to an ecclesiastical court of the Anglican Church of Australia, could cause another rift in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Australian court...
Grizzlies and Gales Hamper Anglican (Chris Robertson)'s Unity Campaign
Anglican Chris Robertson battled enraged grizzly bears, defied roaring transport trucks and stood firm in the teeth of howling gales to promote Canadian unity during a year-long, 6,000-kilometre mountain bike odyssey from the southernmost to the most...
Group Yes Muses Mucically on Life
WILFRED LANGMAID Yes Open Your Eyes Beyond / BMG THE MUSICAL GROUP, YES, was one of the standard bearers of the '70s genre of musical excess known as progressive rock. Neo-classical song structures and a constant search for instrumental...
Hard Questions Behind the (Nancy) Morrison-(Paul) Mills Case
IT'S NOT THE WAY one would choose to have the proverbial 15 minutes of fame but then again that was probably the furthest thing from Nancy Morrison's mind when she made the fateful decision to inject a dying Paul Mills with nitroglycerin and potassium...
Hectic Lives Can Seem like Busy Holiday Airports
IT WAS A NEW YORK-MIAMI flight, and it was turning out badly. Snow at La Guardia airport forced passengers to switch to JFK, where the facilities were said to be better able to cope. The resulting delay on our flight and several others was long enough...
Labyrinthine Approach: Church Adapts Ancient Device
Vancouver The sound of a softly squeaking floor mingles with the music of 12th century visionary Hildegard Von Bingen. Shoeless people wander within the design pointed at their feet; some bow their heads. A man and woman stand facing each other...
Oscar and Lucinda
Directed by Gillian Armstrong Starring Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes *** (out of five) (R rating for a scene of sexuality and for brief violence) MAYBE IT'S JUST by chance that the paper has opened to this page and you are reading...
Ottawa's Budget Disappoints Many: Unemployed, Poor Children Not Helped
Ottawa's failure to tackle unemployment and aid an estimated 1.5 million children living in poverty with its latest budget has disappointed many Canadians, the Anglican Journal has found. This is despite targeted income tax relief and elimination...
Prayer Video Takes on Its Own Life: `Huge Job' Just Got `Bigger and Bigger'
Lisa Barry, senior producer of Anglican Video, didn't expect the group's latest production to almost take on a life of its own - but, over the past year, it has. The new one-hour video, slated for presentation on Vision TV in September, looks at...
Sharing Responsibility for Third World Debt
THE RECENT SERIES of financial crises in Asia have brought the issue of Third World debt once again to the forefront of the global agenda. With the help of speedy financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the major...
Synod's $9-Million Budget Up Less Than 1%: Appeals, (Anglican) Journal Hit by Mail Strike
General Synod has set a budget of $9 million for 1998 - a figure representing an increase of less than one per cent over last year, according to synod treasurer Jim Cullen. The budget consists of two sections - a voluntary apportionment and a mandatory...
Violence Still Threatens Bethlehem, 2,000 Years After
Bethlehem, Palestine FEBRUARY 6, 1998: The city of Bethlehem is quiet tonight. There are rumours of war in the area. Armed soldiers hover around the checkpoint, ever alert. Few people walk the dark streets. In my mind I imagine that somewhere a...
Way It Was -- as Seen by the Churchman
100 years ago: April 1898 Canadian Churchman reported that a proposal is under consideration that a representative body - partly clerical and partly lay - of ecclesiologists should be constituted into a college of rites for the Anglican Church....
World Bank and World's Faiths Promise to Work Together
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL London The World Bank and the world's major religions are to establish joint working groups on development issues, it was announced today at the end of a two-day dialogue at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's...