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. 136, No. 3, March

'A Crime That Shames Us All': MP Asks Churches to Help Educate Families
Last month, the Journal reported on human trafficking in an international context and on calls to action within the global Anglican Communion. This month, staff writer Leigh Anne Williams reveals how and why human trafficking is also happening in Canada....
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An Act of Praise and Celebration
FIVE YEARS AGO, saint benedict's table was formally established as a congregation within the diocese of Rupert's Land. Since then, it has been a church community with a vision for cultivating, encouraging and producing art. So it is fitting that the...
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A Spiritual Movement
AT GATHERINGS OF indigenous Anglicans across Canada, there is excitement. It really doesn't matter what the gathering is for or where it might be held; this excitement comes from a growing recognition that this is a time of growth and fulfillment....
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A Tale of Two Parishes: Two Very Different Responses to Restructuring
The Rev. Chris Parsons is witnessing two different responses to recommendations for re-structuring in the diocese of British Columbia. Parsons has been working for more than four years serving two parishes that the B.C. report has now earmarked for...
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Communion
SHE WAS TINY, old and had difficulty walking. She'd been missed as the plate was passed through the congregation. Determined to make her offering, she came forward, with the assistance of a friend, and climbed the steps to the altar. She dropped her...
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Don't Touch That Dial! Inside and outside Church Walls, We Walk in Faith, with Fear
DR. RACHEL JORDAN'S clear, beautiful singing voice pierces the quiet. Startled, my head snaps up as a shiver runs down my spine. I thought we were having a moment of silent prayer. What is she doing? Jordan is singing, all by herself, at the front...
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Inside Haiti, the Church Continues to Work Tirelessly
THE WORLD HAD largely forgotten about Haiti and its decades of misery. But with the powerful earthquake of Jan. 12, there was no denying Haiti's unspeakable poverty, its unremitting history of dictatorships, corruption, political instability and violence...
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PWRDF Streamlines
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has announced a 26 per cent cut to its 2010-2011 budget along with major organizational changes that include a leaner staff structure. In addition, Cheryl Curtis, PWRDF executive director, has...
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Reality Check in B.C.: Diocese Restructures
The diocese of British Columbia has announced a plan to close 13 churches. While the dramatic restructuring is a response to declining church attendance, Bishop James Cowan says it goes beyond cost-cutting, addressing how the church can best allocate...
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Requiem for a Biker
THE FUNERAL HOME parking lot contained more motorbikes than the local Harley-Davidson dealership. That was appropriate. The funeral was for a biker in his early 30s who had dropped dead of a heart attack as he left a bar in the city. He was loved...
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The Anglican Response
Anglicans have been quick to respond following the 7.0 earthquake that tore apart the tiny country of Haiti on Jan. 12. In this special report, Marites N. Sison documents the outpouring of support from across Canada as well as the efforts of the Episcopal...
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Where Haitians Sought Solace
JOURNALISTS WHO covered the devastating earthquake in Haiti have written that among the saddest scenes they witnessed was the destruction of places where Haitians prayed and sought solace. That included the Episcopal diocese of Haiti's Cathedrale...
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Work Cut out for General Synod 2010
When General Synod meets in Halifax this June, there will be lots of work to do. Anglican Journal staff writer Leigh Anne Williams spoke with with Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, to find out what tasks lie ahead. ...
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