Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 132, No. 8, October

A Graphic Look at Scripture
Marked Steve Ross ISBN: 1-59627-002-0 Paperback, 180 pp NO ONE LOOKING at the cover of Steve Ross' comic book, Marked, would assume it was a work of faith based on one of the gospels. In fact, any comics aficionado would associate the illustration...
AIDS Activists Urge Protection of Women; Religion's Role in Epidemic Debated
The 16th International AIDS Conference ended Aug. 18 in Toronto with calls for more funding for global AIDS intervention programs, as well as for immediate, universal and equitable access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and research for women...
Constitutions Are Not Set in Stone
WHEN CONVICTION, like certainty, is not informed by critical thought and an evaluative process, it can be more dangerous than half-truths or even lies--to paraphrase Nietzsche. In the current controversy outlined in the September issue of the Anglican...
ECUSA Meeting Ends with No Resolution
STAFF Bishops on both sides of the Episcopal Church's divide over homosexuality met with church leaders Sept. 11-13 in New York City, but failed to agree on a plan to move forward. "We had honest and frank conversations that confronted the depth...
Epitaph Will Be the Final Word about Loved Ones; Carved in Stone, the Phrases Last an Eternity
HOW DO YOU choose words to be carved in stone for eternity? Recently I tried to find an epitaph for my father's gravestone. When I agreed to help my mother, I thought it would be easy, being a wordsmith, but it was not. Do you try to sum up an individual's...
Federation of Schools Reviews Mission after Director's Early Departure; Christopher Lind Served Three Years of Five-Year Contract
STAFF The Toronto School of Theology (TST) has announced the resignation of Christopher Lind as director. "Dr. Lind and the Board (of Trustees) have agreed that a fundamental review of the mission and governance of the school is needed and that...
Former Students Urge Fairness in Settlement
Ten former students of Indian residential schools, among them former Keewatin bishop Gordon Beardy, took the podium on the last day of the Ontario hearing for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and raised objections to parts of the...
Generous Donation Fills Air of New Convent with Gift of Music
A couple of years ago, as the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, an Anglican order of nuns, was settling into their new convent/guest house building in Toronto, they faced an unusual problem. They were worshipping in a beautiful new chapel and had...
Group Prays for Healing in Land Claim Dispute; Caledonia Community 'Torn Apart'
Oshwegan, Ont. Church leaders, including Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, joined native and non-native Caledonia and Six Nations residents on the banks of the historic Grand River Aug. 30 to pray for a peaceful...
Indigenous People Discuss Unique Approaches to HIV/AIDS
Indigenous activists and people living with HIV/AIDS from Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States ended a conference in Toronto in August with a call for more "culturally-based" AIDS prevention, treatment and education as well as more access...
Ingham Files Complaint against Retired Harvey; Bishop Won't Seek Permission to Visit
New Westminster bishop Michael Ingham has asked the primate and the archbishop of the ecclesiastical (church) province of British Columbia and the Yukon to address an issue involving a visit by retired Bishop Don Harvey to Hope, B.C. last July. ...
Keeping the Faith in 'Next Year's Country'; Rural Churches Face Fear for the Future
Porcupine Plain, Sask. "It was like someone turned on the tap and forgot to turn it off," Lillian Fleck describes the floods that came last spring in eastern Saskatchewan, leaving nearly two million acres of land too wet to seed and destroying others...
One Man, One Chair, One Gospel
Oakville, Ont. The idea of sitting in a theatre for 90 minutes listening to one man recite the Gospel of Luke in the Elizabethan language of the King James Bible would seem to be a cure for insomnia, but actor Bruce Kuhn makes it a compelling evening...
Parish Reaps Rewards of Garden Project; Harvest Just in Time for Hearty Fall Soups
IT IS REMARKABLE how much goodness can sprout from a few seeds sown in good ground and in good faith. Behind St Thomas's Church, Toronto, a once-bedraggled patch of grass blossomed into a lush garden this summer, producing ripe vegetables for the...
Pluralism a Major Shift in South
Geneva (ENI)--Latin America was once considered a Roman Catholic continent but is now characterized by a religious pluralism that can lead to hostile competitiveness, the main governing body of the World Council of Churches has heard. "An astounding...
Readers Eager to Receive Their Journal; 'Terrific' Response to Readership Survey
The Anglican Journal held up a mirror to its readership recently and found a group that is, in the main, quite fond of the church's national newspaper. The Journal has been doing a "good job" of meeting the expectations of its readers across Canada...
Survey Provides a Snapshot of Journal Readers
YOU KNOW THE province--the one whose inhabitants would be most likely to appreciate and explore so-called "alternative" forms of spirituality, like labyrinths, meditation and yoga. It's that province out west. No, not that one. It turns out that...
'You Can Hear God Speak' in Abandoned Community
GREEN, YELLOW AND lavender blue, with patches of brown are the dominant colours of Saskatchewan from my airplane window on this bright mid-July day. Rev. Joanne Beacon, parish priest of St. Andrews's, Humboldt, explains that the green patches are mostly...

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