Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 130, No. 4, April

Anglicans Rejoin Ecumenical Negotiations in Ottawa: ADR Process Still Proves Contentious
Mississauga, Ont. The ecumenical group that was negotiating with the federal government over native residential schools has re-formed to discuss the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, which aims to speed up claims of abuse at the schools,...
Archbishop Protests Interference of Foreign Primates: Offer of Episcopal Oversight Called 'Unfortunate'
Archbishop David Crawley, the acting primate, has written formal letters of protest to the primates of Central Africa, Congo, Rwanda and Southeast Asia saying their offer of "temporary adequate episcopal oversight" to New Westminster parishes opposed...
Babies' First Garments Give Comfort
Mississauga, Ont. TINY RIBBON rosettes, intricately embroidered stitches, seed pearls and gossamer fabrics; these are the raw materials of a group of local women who call themselves Threads of Love. A more apt name could not have been chosen....
Bishop Faces Discipline
Bishop William Anderson of the northern British Columbia diocese of Caledonia is facing possible disciplinary action after licensing a former Episcopalian priest in the United States diocese of Wyoming. "The canons of our church state that a bishop...
Bishops Eligible for Nomination as Primate
DAVID P. CRAWLEY, 67 (will not run) Bishop of Kootenay, Archbishop of British Columbia and Yukon WILLIAM J. ANDERSON, 54 Bishop of Caledonia He spent 24 years as a non-stipendiary (non-salaried) priest in special ministry in the diocese...
Broadcast Promotes Orthodoxy: National Video Conference Unites Conservatives
Burlington, Ont. Conservative Canadian Anglicans opposed to liberal views on homosexuality attracted a nationwide audience on Saturday, Feb. 28 for a four-hour video conference entitled For Such a Time as This. Hosted by Bishop Tony Burton of...
Burton to Lead Council of North
Bishop Anthony Burton of Saskatchewan has been elected chair of the Council of the North, succeeding Archbishop John Clarke, who ends his three-year term in June. In an e-mail to the Anglican Journal, Bishop Burton said his first order of business...
Commission Calls for Ceasefire
The Archbishop of Canterbury's commission on communion has called for a ceasefire among Anglicans at odds over the issue of same-sex blessings in Canada and the ordination of a gay bishop in the United States, saying it is finding ways of "maintaining...
Council Endorses New Six-Year Plan: Funds, Resources 'Not Yet in Place'
Mississauga, Ont. Flip the title. The Anglican Church of Canada's strategic plan for the next six years will be called Serving God's World: Strengthening the Church, not the other way round, as originally proposed. Council of General Synod endorsed...
ELCIC Aims to Become 'Church for Others'
This month, the Anglican Journal welcomes a new column entitled Concerning Lutherans, modelled after a similar column in Canada Lutheran magazine entitled Concerning Anglicans. Written by a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Peter...
Finances Trouble General Synod: National Office Faces Deficit
Mississauga, Ont. Financial difficulties continue to hound General Synod, with the 2004 budget incurring a deficit of $241,592 and the 2005 budget projected to suffer a deficit of $754,000 due to a combination of factors including diminishing donations...
Journal, Anglican Video, Web Site Will Provide Synod Coverage
General Synod 2004--the church's triennial governing convention--will be covered extensively by Anglican print, video and Internet media and is expected to generate considerable interest in the mainstream press as well. "If (the Episcopal Church's)...
Lutherans Triumph in Survivor, Church-Style: Churches Go Head to Head
New Denmark, N.B. "LUTHERANS RULE" read the giant blue letters painted on the snowbank in front of St. Peter's Lutheran church and Pastor Kimber's house. That is the snowbank on the side of the Main New Denmark Road at the top of what passes for...
More Fallout from Gay Bishop Conflict
The Anglican Church in Central America (Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central America, or IARCA) is the latest province to divide over the consecration of New Hampshire bishop Gene Robinson last November. The Episcopal Church of Guatemala issued...
Oddly, Nobody Recalls Gingkos' Origins
No one remembers when they were planted on the small plot of land at the southeast corner of the national church office--two gingko trees whose leaf extracts, ironically, are reported to stop memory loss. General Secretary Jim Boyles, whose office...
Resolution Will Surely Change Face of Church
When it finally came, it seemed anti-climactic. There, in typically bureaucratic, church-style vernacular, was the resolution that could change the face of the Anglican Church of Canada. To be sure, the language of the resolution masks the storm...
Secular Option May Not Be So Foreign after All
I AM ONE of those people who believe that Canada's emergence as a secular state is a gift from God, yet to be acknowledged by our churches, and certainly not identified as such by fundamentalist liberals. What better time to think about this gift than...
Shawls Encircle Owners in Prayer
SHE WAS THREE months pregnant and in danger of losing her baby when Vicky Galo's mother asked her to wrap a shawl around her womb. When she did, she felt "an utter sense of peace and calm that everything would be okay." It was. Years later, when...
Synod Will Vote on Same-Sex Blessings
Mississauga, Ont. Can a diocese permit blessing ceremonies for gay couples? That will be the question facing General Synod in May after the Council of General Synod voted to ask the triennial meeting to decide on the issue. The council, the...
Task Force Proposes Alternate Bishops
Dissenting minorities who strongly disagree with church decisions on the blessing of same-gender relationships should be provided with an alternate bishop, at least temporarily, says a task force appointed by the Canadian house of bishops. The arrangement,...
The Election of a Primate: A Primer
WHEN MEMBERS of the 37th General Synod vote for a new primate on May 31, they will already have thought long and hard about who is right for the job of overseeing about 680,000 members and 1,800 parishes in the Anglican Church of Canada. Unlike...
Toronto Archbishop, Arctic Suffragan Bishop Will Retire
Two bishops have announced their retirement. Archbishop Terence Finlay, metropolitan of Ontario and bishop of Toronto, Canada's largest diocese by population, has announced that he will retire on June 11--a week after General Synod wraps up--to...