Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 10, December

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PETER ELLIOTT Directed by Nadia Tass *** (out of five) SAME PLANET, Different Worlds was the theme of the 1998 Vancouver International Film Festival. With more than 300 films from 40 countries, it was an apt theme in a time when we're so often...
Anglicans Consider Whether Centre Vanishing: Conference Attracts Delegates from across Canada
"The centre may appear to be vanished, but the only thing at risk of vanishing is us," said Bishop Anthony Burton of Saskatchewan at a recent Essentials conference in Prince Albert, Sask. More than 100 people from across Canada attended The Vanishing...
Archbishop (Barry) Curtis Announces Retirement
Archbishop Barry Curtis closed the 62nd Synod of the Diocese of Calgary by saying he will retire June 30, 1999. "After 40 years of active ministry, it is time for me to retire," he said. The archbishop has also tendered his resignation as metropolitan...
(Archbishop George) Carey Lends Political Clout (Hurricane Mitch)
Relief now getting to Anglicans in wake of Mitch DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Frustrated by lack of government assistance and dwarfed by the Roman Catholic population, Anglicans in Central America turned to the Archbishop of Canterbury for...
Bishop (Daniel Zindo)'s Death Sparks Fear for Sudanese Church
Anglicanism in Sudan, a country embroiled in civil war, has been thrown into turmoil after the primate of Sudan was killed in a car crash in late October in Uganda. Bishop Daniel Zindo, 54, was the acting archbishop of the Episcopal Church in the...
Bishop (Malcolm Harding) Plans Mission Trip
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER BISHOP MALCOLM Harding of Brandon has the year 2000 circled on his calendar, and it's not because he's worried about the millennium bug. The bishop has a grand trip in mind. DIOCESE OF BRANDON Founded in 1913....
(Bishop Michael) Ingham Caught between Bishops, Diocesan Council (Re: Same-Sex Unions)
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER Bishop Michael Ingham is being advised by his diocesan council to ignore a national House of Bishops resolution urging him to delay making a decision on whether to allow priests to bless same-sex unions. "The House...
Books for the Young
BOOK REVIEWS In God's Name by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Jewish Lights Publishing $23.95 (hard cover) ISBN 1-879045-26-5 God In Between by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Jewish Lights Publishing $24.95 (hard cover) ISBN 1-879045-86-9...
Christmas (Mannheim Steamroller)
WILRE LANGMAID Mannheim Steamroller Amerian Gramaphone SINCE 1974, American musician Chip Davis has released an eclectic blend of instrumental music on his American Gramaphone label. The front act for this label is his ever-evolving unit of...
Christmas Mosaic 2
WILFRED LANGMAID Leo and Giacomo Trottier ACT Production Inc. A GROUP OF Ottawa-based musicians has collaborated with a variety of embassies and the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral on Sparks Street to release an album of inspiration, co-operation,...
Faith Interests Media: Do Media Interest Faith?
THERE'S A QUIET revolution going on in the media these days. Journalists are beginning to reappraise the role of faith in people's lives. A faith and media conference in Ottawa earlier this year drew representatives from both faith and secular media,...
Hymn Book Release Celebrated (Common Praise)
Crowd sings from new blue book DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Anglicans had to navigate through crushing crowds of excited children attending the annual Santa Claus Parade in Toronto, but that didn't stop 250 people gathering on Sunday, Nov....
Legal Bills Mount as Lawsuit Numbers Climb
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER Lawyers' and counselling fees related to residential schools problems have already cost the church over $129,000 this year and the church's treasurer expects it will cost at least that again next year. The church had...
Montreal Priests Want Licensing Canon Changed: Clergy Hope Memorial Garners Support
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Two priests from the Diocese of Montreal want the Anglican Church to amend controversial new rules on the licensing and firing of priests. Canon 17 was passed at General Synod in May. It allows for priests to be...
Nail-Biting Time at PWRDF (Primate's World Relief and Development Fund)
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER Canadians have given generously to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund this year to help Canadian victims of the ice storm and victims of Hurricane Mitch. Primate's Fund director Robin Gibson hopes people...
Natives, Churches, Feds Seek Way out of Lawsuits
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER Natives, national churches and the federal government are meeting to explore alternatives to battling in court over the legacy of residential schools. "All the indicators are that a momentum is building and good things...
No Excuse for Drinking (Prohibition, Racism, Christmas Giving)
100 years ago: December 1898 -- Canadian Churchman reported that the explanation of the considerable vote for Prohibition in this country is given in a very amusing manner by the Spectator. We don't need to drink, says the writer, as people do in England,...
None of Us Is a Stereotype to God
`Only an oxymoron, you say? Pity!' I SOMETIMES FIND driving in Britain stressful. This summer I dealt with not only the usual Yorkshire sheep, but once with a horse, galloping riderless, wide-eyed and frantic, the wrong way on a motorway. But...
Picture Books for Adults on Your Gift List
EVEN IN AN AGE of instant electronic communication of voice and image, picture books still have their appeal. The combination of still pictures - whether paintings by old masters or striking contemporary photographs - and the written word allow a person...
Spiritual Classics for Prayerful Reading
THE OVER-ARCHING theme of this new series could come from the first words of The Imitation of Christ: "Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,' says the Lord." These spiritual classics, say the editors, respond to a perceived need for prayerful...
Such a Long Journey
PETER ELLIOTT Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson *** (out of five) SAME PLANET, Different Worlds was the theme of the 1998 Vancouver International Film Festival. With more than 300 films from 40 countries, it was an apt theme in a time when we're...
Supremacy of Scripture Essential to Anglicanism, Says (John) Stott
John Stott is a preacher, speaker and author of more than 40 books. Rector emeritus of All Souls Church, London, England, he has been called one of the most influential Christian writers of the century. Dr. Stott spoke with Karen Stiller. How do...
This Is My Father
PETER ELLIOTT Directed by Paul Quinn *** (out of five) SAME PLANET, Different Worlds was the theme of the 1998 Vancouver International Film Festival. With more than 300 films from 40 countries, it was an apt theme in a time when we're so often...
Without Limits
PETER ELLIOTT Directed by Robert Town ** (out of five) SAME PLANET, Different Worlds was the theme of the 1998 Vancouver International Film Festival. With more than 300 films from 40 countries, it was an apt theme in a time when we're so often...
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