Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 125, No. 9, November

Airmen Live on, in Story and Legend (War Memorial, Lane End)
`perished as though they had never been' IN THE ENGLISH VILLAGE of Lane End, 30 miles from London, I recently dedicated the village's new granite war memorial. And what was I doing there? The parish had invited me several times, but this was...
American Beauty
American Beauty Directed by Sam Mendes Starring Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening **** (out of five) Warning: coarse language and sexually explicit scenes. IF YOU'RE EASILY offended, find frank discussions and depictions of sexuality hard to deal...
Baptists, Anglicans to Begin Talks in Ernest
World-scale talks between Anglicans and Baptists have been a long time in coming -- more than 400 years by some leadership estimates from both communions. But the talks will begin early in the third millennium, and are likely to last at least a...
Breakfast in New Orleans ... Dinner in Timbuctu Bruce Cockburn
Bruce Cockburn Breakfast In New Orleans ... Dinner In Timbuctu True North / Universal IN BASEBALL, they talk about five-tool players -- players who can run with speed, field their position flawlessly, throw the ball with strength and accuracy,...
Churches Pressure Canadian Oil Company (Talisman Energy)
Church shareholders in a Calgary oil company working in Sudan are worried that revenues from oil production are supporting the Sudanese government in the north and contributing to genocide in the south. About a dozen churches and denominations,...
Church Fund Helps Abused Heal: Projects Originate from Grassroots
Told that some people suggest aboriginals should forget about the unhappy legacy of residential schools and get on with life, Donna Bomberry smiles. "We'd like to get on with life," says Ms. Bomberry, the Anglican Church's indigenous ministries...
Church May Appeal Share of Damages
The Anglican Church has paid the victim in the first residential schools judgment against the church. The General Synod -- the church's national body -- has paid both its and the Diocese of Cariboo's share of damages to the plaintiff in the case...
Church Needs to Engage in Public Debate about Its Future
HOW ONE RESPONDS to criticism in adverse times is frequently regarded as a test of character in individuals. It is no less so for corporations or public institutions. The church is facing some of the toughest adversity in a long time as abuse lawsuits...
Faith Helps Family Pull through Tragic Loss: Friends, Church Finish Renovating House
Toronto `We thank you Father for the water of baptism. In it we are buffed with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection.' THE WORDS which rang out at baby Adelaide Black's joyful baptism at Little Trinity Church in...
Generosity at Heart of Primate's Fund: (Leonard) Hatfield Recalls Beginnings 40 Years Ago
Port Greville, N.S. At a time when many churches are struggling to meet their financial obligations it's hard to conceive of a moment when over-generosity could have been an issue. But in a recent interview recalling the genesis of the Primate's...
Healing, Restorative Justice Ultimately Builds a Safer Society
SOFTLY AND hesitatingly, Jonathon searched for words with which to recount his life story. As chaplain at one of the prisons in the Correctional Service of Canada, I hear many stories similar to that of Jonathon, who is both offender and victim. At...
Huron Calls on Lay People
SIX YEARS AGO Archbishop Percy O'Driscoll of the Diocese of Huron hit the headlines in the secular and church press when he warned that the Anglican Church was in grave danger. Speaking to a synod of the Diocese of Niagara after his election as...
Indigestion from Lambeth Still Evident at ACC
Some of the frustrations from the 1998 Lambeth Conference of the world's Anglican bishops spilled over to a meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Scotland, as it spent a dozen days in mid September sorting through issues of unity, sexuality,...
(Michael) Ingham Says Nay to (Moses) Tay
Parishioners at St. Matthew's Church in Abbottsford, B.C. are feeling "pain and anger" that their chosen speaker for century celebrations has been banned from participating by their bishop. St. Matthew's had invited Most Rev. Moses Tay, primate...
Millennium Planning Unites Christians
Every church in Canada is being asked to ring its bells on Jan. 1, 2000 to celebrate the third millennium of Christianity as part of a project that has united a broad coalition of Christians. The project - Together 2000: Christians in Canada honouring...
Primate's Fund Director Challenges World Vision's Style of Aid, Ads in Journal
The director of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund says he wants to open debate on whether World Vision advertisements have any place in the pages of the Anglican Journal. Andrew Ignatieff, hired to head the Primate's Fund earlier this...
Serbs Are Real Victims, Priest Says
The media got the story all wrong in Kosovo, says an Anglican priest who spent eight days in Serbia in June. Far from the Serbs forcing ethnic Albanians out of Kosovo, the ethnic cleansing of Serbs from Kosovo began decades ago, contends Rev. Bill...
Three-Way Connections Are Key to Effective Ministry
IN THINKING OF congregational life, and especially congregational health, I find it helpful to think in terms of striking a balance between three key elements which I refer to as the "three way connection." These three elements are: connecting with...
Volunteer in Mission Ordained in Tanzania
A Canadian physician and Anglican deacon who went to Tanzania as a Volunteer in Mission has been ordained to the priesthood there. Dr. Iain Elliott was ordained at the Milo Bible College by the Bishop of Southwest Tanganyika, John Mwela. Dr. Elliott...