Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 123, No. 7, September

Americans Praise Canadians' `Invaluable' Contribution
STAFF WRITER Philadelphia The world's longest unprotected border is one of the few things that keep the U.S. and Canadian churches apart. In recent years, with the example of the close relationship of their two primates, Archbishop Michael Peers...
(Bishop Frank T.) Griswold Elected New U.S. Primate
STAFF WRITER Philadelphia The new presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church USA is perhaps the best known to Canadians of the five candidates who stood for the post. Bishop Frank T. Griswold III was elected on the third ballot in the election...
Butterfly Kisses the Gem on Blue-Eyed Soulman's Album
Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) Bob Carlisle Diadem / BMG THE CONTEMPORARY secular music scene and the contemporary Christian music market exist in a parallel way with very little cross-pollination. Artists like B.J. Thomas, Al Green, T-Bone...
Church Falls Prey to Frenzy of outside World
`Look busy!' ONE OF THE GREAT raconteurs of the Canadian church, the late Jim Mahoney, Roman Catholic Bishop of Saskatoon until his death a few years ago, had a grand story whose action he located, apocryphally, in his own diocese. In the story...
Church House Employees Reject Chance to Join Union
Toronto By a two-to-one margin Anglican Church House employees have voted to reject the unionization of the national headquarters at 600 Jarvis St. The June vote followed a slow, quiet campaign by union promoters to join the Service Employees...
Church Loses Key Drafter of Strategic Plan: (Suzanne) Lawson Returns to Voluntary Sector
STAFF WRITER Toronto A key mover behind the church's strategic planning during the 1990s is leaving the national church to return to the voluntary sector. Suzanne Lawson, a woman whose life and work has centred on transition, is making a transition...
Church Settles Sex Harassment Case; National Treasurer, Assistant Resign
STAFF WRITER National church treasurer Robert Armstrong has resigned his job, 11 months after he was suspended with pay after a complaint of sexual harassment. Complainant Pauline Hedmann has also resigned. She had been an accounting assistant in...
Contact
(out of five) THE QUESTION of whether there is life beyond earth is again a movie theme. It is given vastly different treatments in two of the summer of '97's most popular films: Men in Black and Contact. Men in Black is a cartoon-like comedy,...
Critical Look at Media Issues in Africa: `A Text of Context Is Just a Pretext'
THE POLITICAL CRISIS in the Great Lakes region of central Africa which started in October 1993 with the assassination of the then newly elected president of Burundi, Melchior Ndadaye, and the massacres that followed is not about to be forgotten in...
Dioceses Elect Three Bishops: Toronto Chooses Canada's Second Woman Bishop
STAFF WRITER It was a summer of elections in Canada - with new bishops elected in Niagara, Toronto and Western Newfoundland. In the first of the summer series, Archdeacon Ralph Spence was elected on the third ballot as co-adjutor bishop of the...
Embargo Hurting Burundians: Democracy a `Shaky Institution' in Tiny African Country
STAFF WRITER Toronto Tiny, landlocked Burundi is not holding up well under a year-old embargo imposed on it by neighbouring countries because of its civil war, said one of the central African country's church leaders. Bishop Bernard Ntahoturi,...
General (Jean Pelletier) Defends Somalia Chaplain: Padre (Mark Sargent) Wrongly Vilified, Says Outgoing Chief Military Pastor
SPECIAL REPORT The photo shocked and horrified Canadians across the country. Although it was taken in January 1993, the picture became public in the summer of 1996 when it appeared on the pages of the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Sun. It shows...
Lutherans Vote Down Agreement: Episcopalians Had Voted for Full Communion
STAFF WRITER Philadelphia They both met in the City of Brotherly Love but the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America narrowly rejected a plan for full communion with the Episcopal Church just weeks after Episcopal delegates overwhelmingly approved...
Men in Black
(out of five) THE QUESTION of whether there is life beyond earth is again a movie theme. It is given vastly different treatments in two of the summer of '97's most popular films: Men in Black and Contact. Men in Black is a cartoon-like comedy,...
Natives Seek New Vision of Place in Church: First Nations Anglicans Recall Troubles, Pray for Strong Future
Lethbridge, Alta. THE WINDS of renewal are blowing through indigenous Anglicans in this land. I have just returned from the third national Native convocation, now known as the Anglican Indigenous Circle. The first gathering at Fort Qu'Appelle...
New Presiding Bishop Faces Splinter Threat
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL New York A conservative group within the U.S. Episcopal Church, increasingly impatient with church liberalization, especially over women priests and homosexuality, has taken another step towards a separate existence....
No Shortage of Hot Topics at Convention: Right, Rites for Gays Divide Delegates
STAFF WRITER Philadelphia Stifling heat gripping the Eastern seaboard in mid-July did nothing to slow delegates to the 72nd General Convention of the Episcopal Church USA. The equivalent of the Canadian church's General Synod was marked by...
Speaker Challenges CCC on Social Action
Ottawa Christian churches can play a significant part in Canada's role as a witness and peacekeeper in the world forum, a speaker told this summer's gathering of the Canadian Council of Churches. Exploring Canada's identity -- and the churches'...
Synod Gives OK for Two New Arctic Bishops
STAFF WRITER Lac la Biche, Alta. The Diocese of the Arctic has received approval for the election of two new suffragan bishops to help minister to the largest geographical diocese in the Anglican Communion. The Arctic, which only elected its...
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Priest: Chaplains Have Something for Everone, Mend Souls, Fight for the Underdog, Counsel the Troubled
SPECIAL REPORT THEY'RE MEN AND WOMEN of God, called to serve in some of the most gruesome and extraordinary places on Earth. They've celebrated communion on the hood of a jeep, murmured words of love to children dying in their arms, been threatened...
We Even Set Trends for American Church
WALL STREET produced Canada's first bishop when Rev. Charles Inglis left behind the riches of Trinity Church in New York's financial district and as a Loyalist came to Nova Scotia during the War of Independence. Canadian Anglicans, it seems, have never...
Witnessing: What Jesus Has Done for Me
IN MY WORK as an evangelism consultant, I have discovered that many people of deep faith and conviction are made uneasy by conversations about evangelism. It frequently turns out that these people have been intimidated by hearing or reading about the...

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