Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 128, No. 3, March

Anglicans Negotiating Alone: Ecumenical Group Collapses (over Native Residential School Questions)
The Anglican church, under serious financial pressure, has opened separate negotiations with the federal government on liability over native residential schools. This has resulted in the break-up of a group representing four churches affected by the...
Art's Response: `Dum Spiro Spero'
THOSE LATIN WORDS, "while I breathe, I hope" are the title of an art exhibition whose opening I recently participated in. David Opheim, a priest I have known since his seminary days, has become, in recent years, a painter and sculptor of consequence....
Bankruptcy of Enron Calls for Unique Ministry: (Reverend Jim Nutter)
Houston When Enron Corp. laid off more than 4,000 employees in late November, Rev. Jim Nutter, rector of Palmer Memorial Church here, knew the church had to respond. Palmer's Episcopalian congregation was the spiritual home to many Enron employees...
Bishop Finds the Episcopacy Wanting: Dysfunction Nutured by Attitudes
The following is adapted, with permissions from the author and publisher, from an essay entitled The Episcopate which Bishop Michael Ingham wrote for the book All Who Minister, edited by Maylanne Maybee (Anglican Book Centre, $19.95). The full text...
Church Ends Financial Support of PMC Magazine: Future in Doubt for Publication on Ministry
The Anglican Church of Canada's Continuing Education Plan will no longer offer clergy and lay members free subscriptions to the quarterly magazine Practice of Ministry in Canada, a move that could jeopardize the magazine's survival. Last December,...
Church Future `Ominous': Study Probes Impact of Religious Right on Anglican Church
New York The author of an article on the conservative "renewal movement" within the Anglican Communion, said that the Episcopal Church in the United States is "under attack" by a conservative movement "that is seeking to uproot it from its historic...
Fund Enables Exchange (of Nuns)
A Syrian Orthodox nun is currently studying theology and English in Toronto, courtesy of the Anglican Foundation's Scholarship of St. Basil the Great. Sister Tabitha, 48, whose family name is Faiza Behnam, is the fourth recipient of the scholarship,...
Healing Fund Benefits Poor, Abused: Goals Are Independence and Dignity
GENERAL SYNOD'S healing fund for residential schools has given $19,000 to a women's program in rural Saskatchewan that promotes self-sufficiency through combining healing work with artistic form and life skills teaching. The Stardale Women's Group...
Leaders Intervene in Middle East: Escalating Violence Brings Responses
A series of suicide bombings in Israel and deadly retaliatory attacks by Israeli troops against Palestinian communities at the beginning of the year prompted religious leaders to intensify their efforts to find a path toward peace in the Middle East....
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Directed by Peter Jackson With Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortenson, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving, John Rhys-Davis, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett. Columbia / Sony...
(Michael) Peers to Attend Synod in Cuba
Archbishop Michael Peers, the primate, is going to Cuba in February to preside over a meeting of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba (MCC), and to act as an observer and adviser at the annual general synod in Havana. The Anglican Church of Canada plays...
New Agape Aims at Partnership with Native People
At its meeting last summer, General Synod identified five priorities for the church over the next three years. In the next several months, the Journal will examine each of those areas. THE NEW AGAPE, designated as a top priority by last summer's...
PWRDF Acts in Two Areas: Afghanistan and Congo Receive Aid
Toronto The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is helping in two world trouble spots with donations to both war-torn Afghanistan's relief effort and to the people of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been devastated...
Religion Writer (Pieter van_der_Ven) Praises Role of Secular Media
Geneva Secular media are sometimes more courageous in debating religious issues than churches, according to Pieter van der Ven, a Dutch journalist who won the 2000 John Templeton European Religion Writer of the Year award. Speaking at an award...
Religious Freedom vs Freedom from Religion
THE DISCUSSION that has swirled around the remarks the primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, addressed to a New Year's Day congregation in Ottawa actually reflects a malaise that goes much deeper than a concern over separation of church and state. It...
Religious Leaders Seek Role in Political Talks: Meeting Moved to New York
New York Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey told the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in New York City that the collapse of U.S. energy company Enron raises major questions about capitalism. The challenge, he said, is that "capitalism...
Ten New Songs: Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen Ten New Songs Columbia / Sony THE COMMERCIAL press does not know what to do with Leonard Cohen. He was always the proverbial square peg in a round hole, and his difficult, enigmatic craft is even more outside the commercial mainstream...
Unpaid Clergy Seek Study: Bishops May Discuss Disparities
Aboriginal Anglican clergy want the house of bishops to discuss why about 90 per cent of them are unpaid, compared to about 13 per cent of all active clergy. "I'm proposing it to them. We need to have an honest discussion about how ministry is supported...
Who Will Follow (George) Carey?
The announcement of Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey's retirement next fall has spawned a swirl of soul-searching in Britain over how the next man will be chosen and kept British bookies and editorial writers busy speculating over who is likely...