Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 122, No. 7, September

Acceptance Is a Hard Battle for Female Diocesan Official
There was a village in Tanzania where the people made an urgent appeal to the Anglican diocese of Ruaha for a medical clinic. Along came diocesan development coordinator Christine Kilipamwambu, who surveyed the situation and concluded that the need...
Algoma Settles Costly Lawsuit with Priest
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. An Anglican priest has settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit with the Diocese of Algoma out of court but no details have been released. Rev. Robert Flowers and his wife Marolyn had claimed damages of $4.2 million plus costs...
Alpha Bets on Infusion of Spirit
Toronto They came 700 strong to St. Paul's, Bloor Street, here on a sunny summer morning - from almost every Canadian province, from Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York state, even a visitor from Brazil. There were Baptists, Presbyterians, United,...
Christian Listeners Can Share in Songwriter's Pain
The influence of Patti Smith upon the rock world is remarkable when one realizes that her moment in the sun was brief; she released four biting and heavy albums from 1975 to 1979. A poet who became a musician, she may well have been the first punk...
Church Backs School Amendment
Despite some reservations, the Anglican Church in Newfoundland supports a constitutional amendment put forward by the province which would streamline the province's school system and eliminate religious control of school boards. Currently, the Roman...
Election Historic on Two Counts: Fourth Election in Row for Bishop Doesn't Ensure Speedy Choice
Rev. Paul Idlout made history twice in May, becoming the Anglican Church's first Inuk bishop in a record 29 ballots. (Inuk is the singular form of Inuit.) A former special constable for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he was chosen to be the...
English Prelates Feel (Most Rev. Michael) Peers Pressure
London Primate Attacks English Bishops, screamed the front-page headline in the Church of England Newspaper. The primate being the Primate of Canada, Most Rev. Michael Peers. The story was about a letter the Primate wrote to the paper lambasting...
God Knows I Believe -- Why Should I Go to Church?
THE WOMAN I was speaking with was perplexed. "How can I get my husband to come to church with me?" she asked. "Whenever I ask him, he replies, `Why should I go to church? I'm a good husband and father; I'm a hard and honest worker. Besides, God already...
My God Traces My Journeys and Resting Places
YOU TRACE my journeys and my resting-places ..." Ever since I have been a bishop, I have been meticulous (some have said obsessive) about recording the use of my time and reporting those records to diocesan or national executive bodies. So, when...
Northern Climate Uncertain at Best: Beauty, Harshness of Arctic Land Reflected in Lives of Inhabitants
Iqualuit, N.W.T. Stretching from the southern part of Hudson's Bay in Quebec, north to the tip of Ellesmere Island, from Ungava Bay in the east, west to the Yukon border, the Diocese of the Arctic encompasses some 3.9 million square kilometres --...
One Story with Many Parts: General Synod Update: A`coordinated Communications Policy'
Among the many structural challenges issued by General Synod a year ago was one calling for a major restructuring of the national office departments dealing with information resources. General Synod members embraced the concept of what was rather awkwardly...
Rwandans Still Fear Ethnic Violence
New York The meeting room in New York was thousands of miles from the tortured land of Rwanda where an estimated one million people died two years ago in ethnic genocide, yet the pain in Episcopal Church Bishop David Birney's voice brought that...
Scholars Debate (Montreal Declaration of Anglican) Essentials Impact
Vancouver Since it was published as a result of the Conference on Anglican Essentials in 1994, the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials has caused a great deal of debate, one of the more prominent theological societies even referring to its...
Special Delivery Heralds Close of Season
MIDNIGHT - AND 100 men, women and children are gathered at the main Pangnirtung beach. We want to see if we can catch a glimpse of our sealift boxes among the scattered piles of giant legos strewn around the shore. Huge mechanical monsters, wet...
Spirit Warms Arctic Diocese
THREE BALLOTS into voting at the cathedral for a new suffragan bishop, members of the Arctic synod left the igloo-shaped church and a muddied van backed up to the front doors in a cloud of dust. The undertaker and his helper pulled out a simple casket....
Warm Reception Greets New Bishop
Fiu, Malaita Province Rt. Rev. Dr. Terry Michael Brown, a former staffer with the Anglican Church of Canada's national office, was consecrated here in late May as the fourth Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Malaita. The ceremony took place at...
`We're the Church of the Future,' Teen Campaigner Tells Anglicans
Winnipeg Politically minded teenager Timothy Morgan is campaigning for a motion to be passed at General Synod 1998, which would remove the minimum voting age. Timothy, 13, announced his campaign, Youth Votes '98, in a mass electronic mailing to...
Youth Face Cold Realities of Life
"[Young people] are bombarded by so many different and contradictory messages through television, radio and magazines ... They have very few role models they can look up to. They are ignorant of the old way of life but ill-prepared for the new. Often...

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