Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 135, No. 8, October

Adieu, Robert: You Were That Creature, That Remarkable Bear, That Artist
MY DEAR FRIEND, I am writing this letter because I miss you so very much. I have been thinking about the wonderful experiences we shared over more than 25 years. I am reminded of the trips we took to "Dunrovin," your cottage on Emma Lake, Sask., where...
Bishops Say Church Needs to Address Issue of Unpaid Priests: Nearly Half of Clergy from Council of the North Dioceses Are Non-Stipendiary
Port Elgin, Ont. The whole church will need to address the issue of non-stipendiary (unpaid) priests, according to Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and bishops from the Council of the North. "It's clear to me that...
Cryptic Crossword
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Dad a Tough Act to Follow
MUSIC REVIEW BLENDING TIMES Ravi Coltrane Savoy Jazz, 2009 JOHN COLTRANE towers in the jazz world; John Coltrane is "Trane." His son, Ravi, also a jazz saxophonist whose Blending Times has been released is not--nor ever will be--simply...
Deepening Ties with Jerusalem: Primate Calls for Enhanced Relationship and Initiatives to Launch at General Synod
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, ended his first visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a strong commitment to deepen ties with the Episcopal diocese of Jerusalem. As a symbol of renewed partnership,...
Gimme Shelter: What Does It Take to Provide Sanctuary?
"There's a young woman from Africa here who says she has come to claim sanctuary. What should we do?" THAT QUESTION stymied Canon Andrew Asbil of Toronto's Church of the Redeemer one morning this past winter. The question came from the church's...
Governance Report Needs Work: 'Great Western Expression of Ideas'
Port Elgin, Ont. The Governance Working Group (GWG) presentation on ways to enhance the Anglican Church of Canada's national ministry to indigenous peoples was a "great western expression of ideas," says National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark...
'It's a Piece of the Glass Ceiling That Cracked'
When Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan was appointed director for unity, faith and order at the Anglican Communion Office in London, the sound of glass shattering--or at least cracking--could be heard across the 77-million strong Anglican Communion. "It's...
Justice Camp Meets Poverty Issues Face to Face
Justice camp helps people get their heads and hearts around social justice issues. So says Bishop Sue Moxley of the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, which hosted the fourth annual event, Aug. 9 to 15. An initiative of the Anglican...
Listening to the Future
HOW MESSY IS your church? I hope it's gloriously disheveled. The messier the better. I'm talking about Messy Church, of course. You know, the kind where young families feel welcome and anything can happen and usually does. Where children don't...
Native Priest Receives Award for Bridging Gap between Cultures
When he was ordained as a deacon in 1988, the Rev. Arthur Anderson's uncle gave him an eagle feather tied with a cross. It was a symbol of the work that Mr. Anderson was meant to do bringing together aboriginal people and the Anglican Church of Canada....
Questioning Faith, Conscience and Conviction
BOOK REVIEW LEAVING FUNDAMENTALISM Personal Stories Edited by C. Elijah Dann Foreword by Thomas Moore Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-55458-026-2 $24.95 THE 16 essays collected in Leaving Fundamentalism: Personal...
Sacred Circle a Pivotal Moment 'In a Positive and Life-Giving Way'
Port Elgin, Ont. The 6th Indigenous Sacred Circle will be remembered as a historic and pivotal moment in the relationship between indigenous peoples and the Anglican Church of Canada. "We really took a major step towards owning the indigenous...
Sexual Orientation No Barrier to Church Leadership
Gays and lesbians can be leaders within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa as long as they remain celibate, its synod of bishops has declared. The statement marks the first time that ministries by homosexual clergy have been publicly recognized...
Tales of the New Normal: When Our Sacred Cross Becomes a Plus Sign
"WHAT ARE ALL the plus signs for?" the six-year-old asked as he gazed around the church. His mother had called saying she had come to my church once, years ago, and she'd always meant to have him done, but just hadn't got around to it, and now that...
The Golden Rules of Rudeness
WHEN JEAN-PAUL Sartre wrote (in 1944) that there was no need for fire, brimstone, stake, and gridiron, insofar as "Hell is other people" ["L'enfer, c'est les autres"], he anticipated the dawning of the age of bad behaviour by several decades. Rudeness,...
U2charist, Crash the Cathedral, Facebook and More: Youth Ministry Thrives under Guidance of Dynamic Young Priest
QUESTION: WHAT does it take to get more than 700 people into an Anglican cathedral for a eucharist on a Friday night? Answer: U2charist. Featuring the music of the Irish rock band U2, performed live by the tribute band Elevation, the service...