Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 128, No. 5, May

Anglican Cubans Revitalize Seminary
Matanzas, Cuba ALTHOUGH THE steep, broken road leads through the ugliest and poorest part of this Cuban city, at the end of the trip the sun shines brightly on white stucco buildings and palm trees of the Seminario Evangelico de Teologica in Matanzas....
B.C. Bishops Call for Referendum Protest: Province Seeking People's Input
Christian leaders in British Columbia -- including the bishops of all Anglican dioceses in the province -- are urging parishioners to vote against or protest the Liberal government's referendum on native treaty negotiations. As referendum ballots...
Church Struggling with Stem Cell Issues
Sydney The primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Peter Carnley, has argued that a human embryo should not be regarded as a living person with a soul in the first 14 days after fertilisation. Speaking to a conference of Anglican...
Citizens' Panel Created on Heels of G-20 Protests
Ottawa Bishop Peter Coffin of the diocese of Ottawa is on a five-member panel hoping to find ways to restore trust between police and citizens and avoid the kind of clashes that marred the G-20 meeting in Ottawa last November. The Ottawa panel...
Clergy Well-Being a Priority
This is the second in a series of articles examining the five priorities for the church identified last year by General Synod. The enormous changes in Canadian society over the past several decades have put clergy under more physical and mental...
Deacon (Paul Walker) Charged with Sexual Assault: Diocese Puts Ordination on Hold
Rev. Paul Walker, a deacon at All Saints church in Whitby, Ont., diocese of Toronto, asked in March that his ordination as a priest be delayed after a sexual assault charge was filed against him in February in Kamloops, B.C. The diocese has agreed...
Demise of Religion Premature: Book by (Reginald) Bibby Does About-Face on Church Health
WHEN Prof. Reginald Bibby read the results of his most-recent survey of religious trends in Canada, he couldn't believe his eyes. He checked and re-checked his figures before admitting to himself, and then to the world in his latest book, that his...
Few Women Leaders in Cuban Church
Havana ALTHOUGH women parishioners in the Episcopal Church of Cuba form a clear majority, the church will remain a male-dominated institution until there is a sea-change in attitude. There are, at present, few women priests and no women's voices...
Letter to Anglicans from the Primate
`Illegal occupation' blamed for escalation in Middle East Apr. 5, 2002 OVER THE PAST 10 days, suicide bombings in Israel and armoured invasions in the Occupied Territories have galvanized the attention of people around the world. For some the...
(Michael) Peers Pleads for Peace and Justice: Violence in Middle East Condemned
New York Calling on Canadian Anglicans to remember their connection to Christians in Palestine, Archbishop Michael Peers, the Anglican primate, has issued a strongly worded plea for peace with justice in the Middle East. In an open letter to...
No Progress Reported in Talks with Government (about the Native Residential School Crisis)
Negotiations with the federal government concerning the native residential schools crisis continued in March and April, but no progress was reported. Anglican negotiators, including General Secretary Jim Boyles, Edmonton lawyer Jerome Slavik and...
Nothing but a Dream: Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly Nothing But A Dream True North / Universal PLENTY OF music artists have a vibrant faith walk, and they express that walk in their art. By definition, they are ideal subjects for this column. Less obvious subjects are artists...
Only New Leadership Will End the Violence (in the Middle East)
THIS EDITION OF the Journal goes to press as the world watches a rapid and deathly serious escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As of this writing, the infrastructure of the Palestinian Authority is in shambles, the future of the Authority's...
Rich Are Not Always Saviours of the Poor
AS CHRISTIANS we are accustomed to take bread seriously. The word ("lehem" in Hebrew, "artos" in Greek) occurs over 400 times in scripture, and bread itself is at the heart of the most characteristic action of Christians. We have gathered for over...
`Vanners' Have Come Far since Their Humble Origins
Calgary In the humble beginnings of the Sunday School Caravan Mission in the 1920s, if a van driven by missionaries (or vanners, as they were commonly known) broke down or became stuck, the enterprising young women hired to bring Sunday school to...
Woman (Elizabeth Butler-Sloss) Named to Head Commission: Group to Pick Candidates for Canterbury
London Britain's senior woman judge has become the first female chair of the commission that will select final candidates to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, 68, is the first female president of the high...
Zimbabwe Bishop (Nolbert Kunonga) Banned from Visiting U.S
Harare The Anglican bishop of Harare, Nolbert Kunonga, is now on a list of Zimbabweans banned from the United States. Bishop Kunonga joins more than two dozen of the president's influential associates and supporters of President Robert Mugabe's...

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