Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal is a Canadian national Anglican newspaper. The Anglican Journal includes local, national, and international news coverage, editorials, arts coverage, and stories of particular interest to the Anglican community.

Articles from Vol. 124, No. 1, January

Bishops Trade Barbs over Sexuality
EPISCOPAL NEWS SERVICE London A war of words about the variety of opinions on homosexuality in the Anglican Communion heated up in November when an outspoken liberal U.S. bishop and the evangelical Archbishop of Canterbury clashed in a series...
Building on a Caring Profession: Parish Nurses
WHILE HENRY FISHER was visiting relatives in Bethlehem, Pa., a few years ago, he felt faint while attending church. He was quickly escorted to the parish nurse's office. There, the nurse did a blood pressure check and told Mr. Fisher his blood pressure...
Children's Souls Need Care
JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Conscience Canada, a Victoria-based peace lobby group, called on Canadian parents to declare their homes war toy free zones. "Be aware of what our kids watch on TV," the words on the flyer loudly proclaimed "Let toy manufacturers...
Church Army May March to Different Tune
STAFF WRITER Bruce Smith can envision a time when the Church Army divests itself of its militaristic image, shucking off army-style dress and titles. Even so, the newly installed national director of the Church Army in Canada says any decision to...
Church Supports Winnie (Madikizela-Mandela): Mandela's Ex-Wife Apologizes
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL East London, South Africa South African president Nelson Mandela's former wife, who last month heard a barrage of evidence allegedly linking her to murder, torture and abduction has received unexpected support from...
Cuban Church Thrives on Adversity: Parish Grows to 200-Plus from Five in Five Years
I FIRST FOUND REYNALDO Torres Deroncele, lay reader and community organizer at the Church of Santa Maria in Cuba, quite by accident. It was, you might say, a case of mistaken identity. On a typically hot, sticky Santiago day, I had gone looking...
Day I Baptized One per Cent of Panetnirtung's Population
FOR TWO MONTHS there had been no baptism service at St. Luke's in Pangnirtung. Parents began to phone me, or ask me when they saw me on the street, or at the store. One person went on the local radio station. The question was always same: "When are...
Grassroots Key in Mine Ban
"We knew that it was not good enough to end the landmine epidemic at some distant future date. Not with a hundred million mines planted all over the world. Not with thousands of innocent civilians - men, women and children - dying every year. We knew...
Health Care, Education, Tax Cuts Are Priorities, Provinces Tell Feds
When provincial finance ministers met with federal Finance Minister Paul Martin before Christmas, one of their demands was more money for social programs which had been cut from transfer payments two years ago. Some of the results were that Ontario...
Helping Your Congregation to Thrive
A LOT IS BEING written these days about the most effective styles of leadership for developing vital congregations, but I haven't seen much that addresses the role of the average church member in this process. Average church members make up the majority...
Pioneer Sees Tables Turned
BARBARA GAIGER has been doing parish nursing for 10 years at her home parish, Holy Trinity Church in Thornhill, Ont. But, she only learned last year that her work had an official title. Initially, she was involved with the parish's lay visiting program,...
Prophets' Words on Greed Speak to All of Us
DAVID HARRIS BANK PROFITS are up again. The collective resentment of the country finds expression in our secularized society's prophets: self-appointed citizens groups and politicians on the left. Profits have always been of interest to prophets:...
Romantics and Mystics
Signpost / Peg Music OVER THE SPAN of four albums, Winnipeg-based Steve Bell has won several fans with his tunefully poppy folk music - music which has concentrated on paraphrases of Scripture. That being said, Bell has severely pressed the limits...
Some Churches Are Growing: It's No Secret How They Do It
TWO PEOPLE we will call Tom and Stacey do something with their seven-year-old son, Lindsay, that 1960s prophets predicted would become a folk memory by the 1990s. They take him to church with them on Sundays. This professional couple crowd their...
Way It Was -- as Seen by the (Canadian) Churchman
100 years ago January 1898 - Canadian Churchman reported that in a part of northwest Canada the white population exceeds that of the native, and the marked indifference in matters of religion of the majority of the former, as compared with the latter,...
Where Does God Figure in All This? `Number, Please?'
I AM OLD ENOUGH to remember when we picked up a telephone and the operator asked that question. If I was calling my grandmother, the answer was, "New Westminster 1135-Y-3, please." Even more cryptic was the exercise of calling from my grandparents'...
Writer's Popularity No Mystery: P.D. James Says Her Novels Are Modern Morality Plays
MURDER IS the unique crime. It is the taking away of something which we as humans haven't the power to give and cannot possibly restore. Murder is also a contaminating crime. It touches the lives of every character, even the innocent." British murder...
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