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Articles from Vol. 134, No. 9, November

Algoma Elects Andrews as New Bishop
STAFF The diocese of Algoma on Oct. 2 elected Rev. Stephen Andrews, who is General Synod prolocutor, as its new bishop. Bishop-elect Andrews, who is president and vice-chancellor of Thorneloe University in Sudbury, Ont., was elected on the...
Almost Half of Northern Clergy Are Non-Stipendiary
Edmonton The Council of the North is seeking innovative ways to fund clergy salaries in northern dioceses where about 47 per cent of the clergy (168 out of 358) are non-stipendiary. The topic arose during the council's fall meeting held here...
Anti-Muslim Sentiments on Rise in Europe, Two out of Five Canadians Also Feel That Way
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Negative sentiments against Muslims and Jews are on the rise in "old Europe" more than anywhere else around the world today, a survey released in September by the Pew Research Center's Pew Global Attitudes Project has shown....
B.C. Synod Deals Creatively with Decline: One Closure and Six Mergers
Nearly half a century ago, as the baby boom boomed, a small group from St. Paul's Anglican Church in downtown Nanaimo on Vancouver Island moved out to start a new congregation called St. James. Today, the 30-or-so parishioners at St. James each...
Dignity Restored to an Old Body
OLD CAL SOLD his car five years ago and he missed it. It was, he aid, a reflection of who he was old, a few scrapes and bruises here and there, and a few minor ailments. It was an aging Buick. Cal and I were having tea in his organ loft "apartment"...
Diocese of Pittsburgh Leaves Episcopal Church, Realigns with Southern Cone
EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE Deputies to the 143rd diocesan convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh on Oct. 4 voted 240-102 to leave the Episcopal Church. Minutes later, in voice votes on three resolutions, the deputies realigned the diocese...
Diocese Responds to Suit: 17 Launch Action against Diocese of New Westminster
STAFF The Vancouver-based diocese of New Westminster has asked the Supreme Court of B.C. to declare that the 17 individuals who filed a lawsuit against the diocese and its bishop, Michael Ingham, are not entitled to possession or control of the...
Donating Stocks Could Benefit Church and Reduce Taxes
STAFF Anglicans are being asked to consider donating stocks to the church to avoid taking a big hit on their taxes. Owners of Bell Canada shares--the most widely held stock in the country--could face huge capital gains tax bills in 2009, due...
Four More Churches Vote to Leave
Four more Canadian congregations have voted to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and to be under the episcopal oversight of Bishop Donald Harvey, moderator of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), and under the primatial authority of Archbishop...
General Synod Anticipates Deficits
General Synod, the national office of the Anglican Church of Canada, is anticipating "significant deficits" for 2009 and 2010, citing a decline in diocesan giving, increased travel costs, and fallout from the current global financial crisis resulting...
Hugh McCullum, Former Editor, Dies at Age 76
Hugh McCullum, who edited the Canadian Churchman (predecessor to the Anglican Journal) from 1968 to 197.5, and who was known as an activist-journalist who championed social justice, died Oct. 16. He was 76. Mr. McCullum was the first layperson'...
Northern Dioceses Weigh Future: Marriage Canon a Major Issue
Edmonton Yukon Archbishop Terrence Buckle urged Council of the North members to look ahead to General Synod 2010 and consider how decisions regarding the blessing of same-sex unions made during that upcoming meeting might affect the council....
Reconciliation Will Take Time: Commission Lays the Foundation, Say Its Supporters
Montreal Academics who gathered here recently for an international conference on Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have cautioned Canadians against looking at the TRC as the final stage in the reconciliation with aboriginal people...
'Remembering'
FROM BEGINNING to end, the month of November is about remembering. It begins with the Feast of All Saints. In his book, For All The Saints, Stephen Reynolds writes "the Calendar of Saints is meant to jog our memories, to remind us that today or...
Remembering Our Soldiers, Past and Present
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The FIRST World War ended 90 years ago on Nov. 11. After a terrible battle in the Ypres Salient in the spring of 1915, Lt. Col. John McCrae, a Canadian army medical officer from Guelph, Ont., wrote his well beloved poem,...
Sacred Circle Planned for Summer of 2009
STAFF The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) has scheduled the sixth Anglican Indigenous Sacred Circle to be held on Aug. 9 to 15, 2009, at Port Elgin, Ont. Earlier, ACIP postponed the Sacred Circle, originally scheduled this past...
Strengthen Provinces and Abolish General Synod, Says Prolocutor
Quebec The Canadian church would be better served if it abolished General Synod and worked only through provincial synods, said an observer at the provincial council meeting of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada. (The Anglican Church of...
The Federal Election Is over but Our Work Has Just Begun
THERE. THAT'S DONE. That seems to be the reaction of many after casting their votes in the Oct. 14 federal election. We've performed our civic duty and now we are done with politics for a few months or years. We weighed party platforms and policies...
'The Poor Can Wait No Longer,' Says Primate at Walk of Witness
Ottawa The leaders of Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans say ending poverty at home and abroad must be a priority for the newly-formed government. In a joint statement read at the end of an ecumenical "Walk of Witness" in Ottawa Sept. 25, Archbishop...