Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 128, No. 9, December

Bishops Admit Division on Same-Sex Issue: General Synod Asked to Decide
Mississauga, Ont. Canadian Anglican bishops, at their regular fall meeting, acknowledged they are deeply divided on whether to offer blessings to gay couples and urged eight dissident parishes to seek reconciliation with the diocese of New Westminster,...
Cabinet OKs Church Offer: Agreement Now Goes to Dioceses
Ottawa The federal cabinet has approved an agreement with the Anglican Church of Canada that will limit the church's liability over Indian residential schools. Public Works Minister Ralph Goodale, minister in charge of the federal Office of Indian...
CoGS Ponders Cuts to Programs: Budget for 2003 Discussed in Private
Mississauga, Ont. Council of General Synod passed a hold-the-line budget for 2003 but acknowledged that there might have to be decisions about program cuts early next year if a settlement is reached with the federal government over residential schools....
Family Histories in a Shoebox: AIDS Victims Leave a Legacy of Memories
Johannesburg "I wonder who would be interested in this set of silverware, Mum said, polishing a fork before a recent family dinner. Dad was elsewhere in the house trying to load up my eldest brother with some of his future inheritance -- a magnificent...
First Woman Bishop (Barbara Harris) Receives Fond Farewell from U.S. Church
New York With just the right blend of sass and sentimentality, the diocese of Massachusetts bid farewell to its outspoken suffragan bishop, Barbara Clementine Harris -- the first woman to be elected a bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion....
Full Communion with Lutherans as Seen on the Ground
IN MY PARISH, the historic Waterloo Declaration simply made legitimate something that we have been chipping away at for more than 30 years. To push the word "legitimate" one more step, we can finally stop living common-law and enter into the marriage...
(George) Carey Warns Bishops: Same-Sex Issue Dominates Toronto Visit
Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, who retired at the end of October, warned the primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, and Canadian bishops to go slowly in deliberations on same-sex blessings and to consult broadly with the worldwide Anglican Communion....
Grace and Strength from the Plaster Dust
`ready or not, here it comes ...' IN our household, getting ready for Christmas is taking more effort this year than in any of the 40 years we have been a household. As well as all the usual pressures of cards and presents and celebration, we...
Jingle All the Way: Crash Test Dummies
Crash Test Dummies Jingle All The Way Koch International MOST Christmas albums that are released in. today's secular market are more a case of marketing savvy than a statement of faith in the Incarnate Lord. However, there is something particularly...
Life after Canterbury Unlikely to Be Retiring (for George Carey)
George Carey has no intention of slipping into a genteel retirement in an English cottage with afternoons of scones and tea round the fireplace, graduate students sprinkled rapturously at his feet while he reminisces. The newly retired Archbishop...
May God Grant Us Sanity to Rebuild a Center
FOR MORE THAN 400 years the genius of Anglicanism has been its redemptive ability to live with diversities of theology and liturgical practice. Finding its roots in the reformation of the 16th century, the reformed Church of England held up the dream...
(Michael) Ingham to Delay Same-Sex Blessings
Mississauga, Ont. Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster says that he will delay same-sex blessings in his diocese "as a gesture of goodwill" toward eight dissident parishes until a process of mediation has begun. In an interview at the Council...
Moments from a Trip to Africa
THE MAJOR airport in Uganda is at Entebbe, half an hour from the capital, Kampala. Driving along the highway to the city, I'm struck by the huge number of people walking alongside the road, pedalling bicycles (sometimes with women riding sidesaddle,...
Ottawa Synod Delays Same-Sex Discussion
Ottawa Four months after the diocese of New Westminster voted to permit a formal blessing ceremony for homosexual couples, Ottawa is the second Canadian Anglican diocese to consider the idea, but decided it needs more discussion and study. Delegates...
Our Divided Bishops: Sympathy and Regret
IT MIGHT BE possible -- or relatively easy -- to feel sympathy for the house of bishops' failure after three days of discussion, to come to a consensus on the issue of same-sex blessings. However, it is equally possible to deplore that failure and...
Sustainable Development Starts with a Cow
Nanziga, Uganda IT IS sustainable development in its simplest form, an African take on the "give a man a fish" parable. In this case, give a family a cow and their whole lot will improve. The Ugandan church's heifer project is one with variations...
Youth Termed First Priority: Anglicans Polled on Their Church
Mississauga, Ont. An Environics poll of national church members shows that people want church leadership to put more energy into reaching out to youth, Council of General Synod members were told. At the request of General Synod 2001, Environics...