Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 130, No. 2, February

Aid Agencies Respond to Iran Quake: PWRDF Grant of $15,000 Already Sent
Responding to calls for emergency relief efforts for survivors of the deadly earthquake that ravaged the city of Barn, Iran, the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has released an initial grant of $15,000. The grant was channeled...
A Journey Worthy of Ulysses
MOVIE REVIEW Cold Mountain Miramax Films Directed by Anthony Minghella Starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger COLD MOUNTAIN is a small story set against a huge backdrop of events and the nurturing sweep of landscape and nature. At...
As We Enter This Divisive Debate, What Are the Rules?
ANGLICANS in Canada are facing a divisive controversy. The issue has come onto the General Synod 2004 agenda following a decision in the diocese of New Westminster, where the bishop and that diocese have implemented the blessing of same-sex unions....
Believing There Is a Better Way
FINE PRINT THE HUMAN RIGHT TO PEACE by Douglas Roche Novalis 271 pages, $24.95 At the end of this month it will be Lent again and, as always, I am haunted by that question in the Book of Prophet Micah (6:8b) "... and what does the Lord require...
Big Changes Await Many in the Church
The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada retires this month, after a remarkable 18 years in office--a period that has seen him make his mark on his church, nationally and internationally. Without a doubt, the church owes Michael Peers, his wife...
Bishop Faces 'Most Challenging' Task Ever: Group Asks 'What Best Serves Church Unity?'
They have not spent sleepless nights yet, but they all agree that they are faced with "a most daunting task." Bishop Victoria Matthews of Edmonton, who heads the task force created by the house of bishops to consider alternate episcopal oversight...
Canada's Reputation Damaged: Communion Won't Meet Here
Ottawa Canada's reputation of welcoming strangers is in serious trouble following the federal government's treatment of certain delegates to the Lutheran World Federation convention held last July in Winnipeg, Archbishop Michael Peers told a New...
Church Takes No Action on ADR Dilemma
The officers of General Synod--the national church's top managers--in late December deferred a decision on a thorny problem concerning an alternate dispute resolution process available to native people who allege they suffered physical and sexual abuse...
Commission Meets, Charts Path: Group Will Bring Native Concerns to General Synod
A group of native Anglicans charged with bringing native concerns before General Synod 2004 began its work in December, according to Donna Bomberry, co-ordinator of indigenous ministries at the national church office in Toronto. The Indigenous Covenant...
Her Vocation Was a Ministry of Quiet Participation
OUR primate's recent retirement has generated many well-deserved tributes for his years of gifted and dedicated ministry to our national Church, our worldwide Anglican Communion and to other churches. Less public but no less important has been the...
Interim Primate Will Serve until Election
Upon the retirement of Archbishop Michael Peers on Feb. 1, the Anglican Church of Canada will have a new leader--for four months. Archbishop David Crawley, metropolitan (senior bishop) of the Crawley church province of British Columbia and the Yukon...
Kairos Launches Ambitious Agenda for Peace
Ottawa Kairos, the largest ecumenical justice organization in Canada, is urging the federal government to consider the organization's proposed Agenda for Peace. The two-year action plan called Cultivating Just Peace was unveiled in Ottawa at a roundtable...
Light's on as New Bishop
Parishes in the former British Columbia diocese of Cariboo will once again have a bishop. Now called the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI), representatives from the parishes on Jan. 10 nominated Canon Gordon Light to the Light position...
Making Connections with the Primate: 'Michael Knows the People and Their Stories'
IN A CHURCH that places great importance on its records, its archives, Archbishop Michael Peers can trace every town and country he has travelled, every rectory he has slept in, each night spent on an airplane, and how many nights he has spent away...
Meeting Postponed as Dialogue Hits Speed Bump
The official dialogue between Roman Catholics and Anglicans has hit a speed bump, although both sides insist that they are committed to further conversations in their common search for Christian unity. A meeting of the Anglican Roman Catholic International...
New Westminster Ceases Mission's Funding
The parish priest of a church mission in Abbotsford, B.C. that was shut down by Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster has vowed to keep his congregation going even though it has lost its official status with the Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop...
No Move Yet for National Office
Toronto The outer wafts on the first four floors of 80 Hayden St. in Toronto are up and some have been given a touch of paint; concrete floors are firm, awaiting the finishing touches of hardwood or carpet, and stairs are in place. Still the...
Primate by Numbers
HOW DID Archbishop Michael Peers spend his days as a primate? The Anglican Journal gives you a bird's eye view, based on reports he submitted to the National Executive Council from September 1986 to December 1995 and the Council of General Synod from...
Task Force Queries All Sides in Troubled Diocese
"How have recent events helped or hindered the ministry of Jesus Christ in this place?" This was the key question asked recently by the task force mandated by the house of bishops to "identify the range of possible circumstances in which alternative/adequate...
Turning a Page on a Churchman's Career
Toronto MICHAEL PEERS has three questions he commends to potential candidates in episcopal elections, questions they might consider before allowing their names to stand: Can I do it? Do I want to do it? Do I need it? They are questions he asked...