Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 122, No. 4, April

(Al) Green's Soul Is So Good
Even more so than genre-beginner Sam Cooke, who was featured in this column a year ago, Al Green shows vividly the juxtaposition between the sacred and profane in the genre known as soul. For three decades, he has blended gospel and R and B. In...
Are There Grounds to Try Bishop? (Bishop Walter) Righter Waits for Court's Decision
(ENI, ENS) -- The fate of retired Bishop Walter Righter is now in the hands of nine of his fellow bishops. After hearing three hours of arguments from each side in the legal showdown over what constitutes church doctrine, they are faced with deciding...
Babe
Director: Chris Noonan ***** (out of five If I had a vote in this year's Academy Awards, my vote for best film of the year would go to the Australian film, Babe. I think it's destined to be a classic. It was released in the summer of '95, but...
Bishop (Arthur Peters)'s `Compassion' Moves Judge
Halifax There it was - in the midst of a wrenching, emotional inquiry into what went wrong when 26 miners died in an explosion at the Westray mine - a ray of good news. More than 40 individuals and businesses in the metro area contacted the office...
Campus Crusader Wins Templeton Prize
New York William (Bill) R. Bright, founder and president of Campus Crusade for Christ, has been named winner of the 1996 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. The Templeton Prize is believed to be the world's biggest cash award. Mr. Bright,...
Church Law Upheld in Wrongful Dismissal Case
Church officials across the country are reading the ruling of a judge who dismissed the lawsuit of an Ottawa priest who sued the diocese for wrongful dismissal with an eye on their own canons to make sure they are fair. Bishop Bob Townshend, suffragan...
Church Supports Nisga'a Treaty Land Settlement
Toronto Church leaders are praising a $200-million interim agreement reached by the Nisga'a First Nation in northwestern British Columbia and the governments of British Columbia and Canada. The Nisga'a and the Anglican Church have a unique relationship...
Council OKs Health Benefits for Homosexual Partners
Toronto The Anglican Church of Canada will extend health benefits to same-sex partners of members who participate in its health plan. The change came after a lengthy debate at the meeting of the Council of General Synod which gathered in Toronto...
Irish Churches Condemn Violence
Belfast As tension mounts in Northern Ireland following the end of the IRA ceasefire, church leaders have called on paramilitary groups to refrain from further violence. A Feb. 9 bombing in a London business district killed two people and left...
Keep Evangelistic Language Simple
I am not particularly at ease in the world of computers. Managing a simple word processing program is about the best I can do. Even then I often find that the manuals and help provided for beginners assume that I know more than I do. (I am working...
Keewatin, Band Reach Deal: Diocese to Apologize, Pay for Community Counselling
Wunnumin Lake, Ont. The Diocese of Keewatin had "no option under God" but to commit almost a tenth of its budget to help this small, remote, native community heal its wounds after an Anglican priest abused a number of its youth over several years....
Moments of Triumph in a (Still) Male-Dominated World: Solidarity with Women
For Anglicans world-wide, the final decade of the second millennium has been cause to reflect on or celebrate two fundamental aspects of their lives and their faith: evangelism and the role women play in the church. We are now more than mid-way through...
Society to Press for `Updated' Prayer Book: New President Says Group Will Work with Church for Change
Regina Prayer Book Society concerns go far beyond what service is used in church on Sunday. The group, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in January, wants to preserve the Book of Common Prayer as a "system" for daily living, says Theodore (Ted)...
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