Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 126, No. 9, November

(Bishop Gordon) Beardy Backs Mi'kmaq Fishers: Bishop Visits Burnt Church
Bishop Gordon Beardy of Keewatin visited Burnt Church, N.B., in late September to lend his support to Mi'kmaq who were engaged in a bitter dispute with the federal government and non-Native fishers over lobsters. "We as a diocese have a major commitment...
Cariboo `Toast' Synod Is Told: Diocese Victim of Legal Costs
Acutely aware of the eyes of the Canadian Anglican Church and of those of the worldwide communion on what is likely to be their last diocesan synod, Cariboo delegates voted to authorize their bishop and executive council to wind up the diocese in the...
Churches Condemn Israeli Violence: Anglican Dean Still Hopes for Reconciliation
Jerusalem (ENI and ENS)--Church leaders in the Holy Land have condemned "provocative actions" by Israeli politicians and the use of force by the military to put down the current Palestinian uprising. The leading Catholic prelate said the recent...
Church Leaders Launch Land Claims Petition: Campaign Linked to Three-Year Jubilee Effort
Ottawa Archbishop Michael Peers, the Primate, joined other Canadian church leaders on Parliament Hill to help launch a petition campaign in support of aboriginal land rights in Canada. Amid a backdrop of clashes between Native fishers and federal...
Denial of Proper Dental Care `May Never Have Happened': Residential Schools Records Termed Notably Incomplete
AFTER READING Ottawa Experimented on Native Kids (May Journal), and related articles in daily newspapers, I conducted my own research at the National Archives of Canada. I was left with quite different conclusions. In fact, a plausible case could...
Ethos That Lies Behind the Ethics
AS I LOOK over my columns for the Journal I realize that I have fallen into a pattern that I have often criticized. Almost every column has focused on a particular moral problem. There is a great deal to be said for this approach. It is timely and...
Fine Art of Flippancy: (As It Was Reported in the Canadian Churchman)
100 years ago: November 1900 Canadian Churchman reported that France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries went through a stage of profound irreverence. Courtiers, ecclesiastics, writers, all agreed to make a jest of life. They reduced...
Huron Diocese Rejects Lobbying Campaign: Material `Unclear', (Archbishop Percy) O'Driscoll Argues
The Diocese of Huron has rejected General Synod's request that it ask parishioners to write letters to the Prime Minister and members of Parliament asking for a resolution to the residential schools crisis. In a letter dated Sept. 19 and sent to...
Lambeth Erred on Gays, Liturgist (Reverend Paul Gibson) Asserts in Book
Writer says Bible is wrongly used Rev. Paul Gibson went to England to the 1998 Lambeth Conference (the church's decennial meeting of bishops from around the world) as a member of its support staff and came back home nearly shaking with anger. ...
Misses Largesse: `Visions of Sugarplums --'
"It's a gift for the first 50 customers today," said the person at the drug store checkout to me after I had made a purchase on my way to work last week. I looked at the piece of paper in my hand and what first struck me was the phrase "5 million...
Motion on Same-Sex Blessing Withdrawn
Speaker after speaker expressed profound regret that the Cariboo synod had failed to vote on a motion considering blessing the union of same-sex couples. Resolutions on that issue had come to two previous two synods (held every two years), with...
Ottawa's View of ADR Dampens Enthusiasm: Visioning Now `All Seems to Have Gone by the Boards'
The Anglican Church continues to work at getting two alternative dispute resolution projects off the ground. But Ellie Johnson, director of Partnerships, admits that she has lost much of her enthusiasm for ADR as a way of resolving residential schools...
Pope Asserts Commitment to Ecumenism
ENS--In the wake of a Vatican document that argued the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church, Pope John Paul told participants in a meeting with representatives of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches that the commitment to ecumenical dialogue...
Qu'Appelle Faces a Precarious Future: Bishop (Duncan D. Wallace)'s Time Consumed by Lawsuits
A 1997 PROFILE of the Diocese of Qu'Appelle sent to candidates in an episcopal election used the phrase "residential school" once. Today, the successful candidate from that election, Bishop Duncan D. Wallace, 62, finds much of his time occupied by...
Righteous Love: Joan Osbourne
Joan Osborne Righteous Love Interscop / Universal FIVE YEARS AGO, Joan Osborne burst on to the music scene with her major label debut, Relish. The success of her hit, One Of Us, and subsequent Grammy nominations were followed by the sort of...
Stardom
Stardom Directed by Denys Arcand rStarring Jessica Pare, Thomas Gibson and Dan Aykroyd *** (out of five) WHEN DENYS Arcand introduced his film Stardom to the audience at the Vancouver International Film Festival, he described it as a light...
Where Is God in the Residential Schools Crisis?
ARCHBISHOP Michael Peers, the Primate, is fond of looking at complex, sometimes seemingly hopeless situations, and then after delivering himself of a long, incisive analysis of the way things are, of pausing and wondering aloud "Where is God in all...
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