Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 131, No. 9, November

A Communion on the Verge: Recent Events Change Church Dramatically
SOME SIGNIFICANT events have taken place in the Anglican Communion during the past year. The primates have asked two member provinces to withdraw from the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). The ACC has changed its membership. And the Archbishop of...
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Bishop Decries Corruption: Problem Is Not Simply an African Phenomenon
Problem is not simply an African phenomenon Bishop Mvume Dandala, general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), has urged Canadians to join African churches in condemning the role of developed nations in perpetuating corruption...
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Bishop Uses Artillery in Peace Message: Helped End Mozambique War
Bishop Dinis Sengulane of the Anglican diocese of Lebombo, who was involved in negotiations that in 1992 brought an end to the 16-year civil war in Mozambique, has invited Canadian Anglicans to join in peace and disarmament efforts in Africa and around...
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Bookstore Suffers Staff Cuts after Financial Losses: Toronto's ABC Pursues Recovery
In a move that General Synod said was meant to save the Anglican Book Centre (ABC) from being shut down, six of its employees were laid off last September and the bookstore's hours trimmed. "The future of the book centre was on the line," said the...
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Books Trace Footprints of Two Complex Peoples
DEAREST AUNTIE FORI is a history of the Jews written in the form of letters. Fori, to whom the letters were addressed, was the mother of Ashok, an Indian student that Sir Martin Gilbert, one of Britain's most prolific historians, befriended while studying...
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Candles' Flames Help Spread Peace: Concept Began in Cold War Odessa
If, by chance, you visit St. Mary Magdalene church in Picton, Ont., do not be surprised if a parishioner invites you to take a candle away to your home church. It is a peace candle, the parishioner will say, and your only obligation is to light it,...
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Can Ministry in the North Survive? Council Mulls Worst-Case Scenario
The Council of the North, anticipating a further erosion of support grants from the national church in the future and a worst case scenario of no funding at all, are working on a plan to be presented to General Synod in 2007 that would radically transform...
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Churches Join First Nation in Push for Water Policy
The Council of the North voted to join the Tataskweyak Cree Nation, a native community in Manitoba, in "advocating for the establishment of a national public policy, which clearly recognizes the inherent and inalienable rights of First Nations regarding...
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Church Leaders Welcome IRA 'Decommissioning'
Ecumenical News International Dublin Two prominent Northern Ireland clergy chosen to monitor a key part of an internationally-backed peace process say that "beyond any shadow of doubt" the arms of the Irish Republican Army have now been put beyond...
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Church's Reputation for Transparency Takes a Hit
IN THE END, it will probably amount to a small black mark on the church's reputation for transparency. Management at General Synod, the Anglican Church of Canada's national office in Toronto, last summer commissioned a report on the state of the Anglican...
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Cuts to Postal Subsidies Called 'Arbitrary'
The Anglican Journal, along with other members of the Canadian Church Press (CCP) and Magazines Canada, a lobby group of mainstream Canadian magazines, are protesting recent cuts in their annual postal subsidies from the Department of Canadian Heritage,...
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Disaster Plans Urged for Church
Las Vegas (ENS)--The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church in the United States (ECUSA) said during its fall meeting in Las Vegas that hurricanes Katrina and Rita have demonstrated the need for dioceses and congregations to have disaster plans....
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Essentials Appeals for Funds While Brandon Bishop Slams Its Actions
As it faces disapproval from one Canadian bishop for its activity in one western diocese, Anglican Essentials Canada (AEC), a conservative group within the Anglican Church of Canada, is appealing for funds and members, according to an open letter "to...
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From Halifax to New Delhi: An Intern's Story: Three-Month Tour Expands Student's Worldview
DAWN DICKIESON, a theology student at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, had mixed feelings last spring when her application to go abroad as part of The Anglican Church of Canada's international intern program was accepted. She was glad to...
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'It Is out of Love for These People That We Watch with Them'
IT IS FALL in Kabul. The stars are bright in the dome of the sky, and the city lights twinkle in the distance. I gaze at these lights from the steps of the Pastor's Offices tent inside the compound known as Camp Julien. I am currently deployed with...
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Man's 25-Year Detour from Priesthood Nears an End
JIM HOLLAND will not be ordained an Anglican priest till February but already he feeling the effects--all of them good--of returning to the path he first embarked on when he was 14 but abandoned when he was 25. At that point he was already a deacon--in...
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New Faculty, Programs and Plans Blossom at AST
"NEW" IS THE operative word these days at Atlantic School of Theology (AST) in Halifax, where a new president is hiring new faculty and developing several new initiatives, including a fresh approach toward continuing education for clergy. Canon...
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New Headmaster Sees 'Thriving' College: Mintz Plans 'Hands-On' Management to Support Quality Education
Brockville, Ont. REV. GORDON MINTZ, an Anglican priest in. the diocese of Ontario, has been involved with Grenville Christian College in a number of ways--parent of a student, faculty member, board member and spouse of an alumna. Last July, he added...
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'Pretty Tough Year' Expected in 2006, Reports Treasurer
There will be no reprieve for General Synod in 2006 with the financial outlook pointing to what treasurer Peter Blachford predicts as another "pretty tough year." That reality resulted in a five per cent cut to the proposed 2006 budget and the layoff...
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Prisoner-Turned-Priest Finds Path Behind Bars: Calls Himself a 'Sign of Hope' for Inmates
EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE THE CONGREGATION is small There are about 42 communicants, and between 15 and 20 show up on any given Sunday night for Eucharist. "In that respect, it's very much like any other parish in the Episcopal Church," said Rev....
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Question: Who Wants to Be a Lutheran Minister?
Q: How long does it take to become a Lutheran pastor? A: a) 6 years; b) 3 years; c) 4 years; d) schooling not required Q: How much does it cost to become a pastor? A: a) it's free! (the church pays for everything); b) $40,000--$50,000; c)...
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Relief Agencies on the Ground in Quake Region
STAFF The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has released an initial grant of $10,000 in response to an appeal by Action by Churches Together (ACT) for funds to assist 10,000 families displaced by the massive earthquake that killed...
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Sisters Sell Residence and Turn to New Ministries
The Canadian branch of the venerable Community of the Sisters of the Church--an Anglican religious order for women--has sold its residence and retreat house in Oakville, Ont., is moving into a smaller residence a stone's throw away in Burlington, Ont....
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Water More Expensive Than Gas in Canada, Says Primate
Ottawa Canadian church leaders including the primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, helped launched a national campaign last month near the Rideau River aimed at protecting public access to safe water in Canada and elsewhere. Speaking on Oct....
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Window Offers 'Vision of Hope': Stained Glass a Welcome Sight after Hurricane
WHEN HURRICANE Camille devastated the GulfCoast on Aug. 17, 1969, among the landmarks it destroyed in Biloxi, Miss., was the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, where only the bell tower survived. Before the bulldozers ploughed away the debris, however,...
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