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. 9, November

Anglicans Watched: Spies Kept Eye on Protesters (APEC Protest)
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Military documents called protesters from the Anglican Church of Canada "anti-APEC" and "anti-economy" leading up to the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Vancouver last November. The Department of National...
Balanced Approach Needed to Native Issues
NATIVE ISSUES, never far from the front burner in the church, are a hot topic these days. First, in various parts of the country lawsuits are being filed and court decisions watched to see how culpable courts find the church over proven or alleged...
Cancel Debt of Poor World, Churches Urge
Ottawa A national ecumenical campaign calling for the cancellation of the debts of the world's poorest countries by the Jubilee year 2000 was launched on Parliament Hill by Canadian church leaders including the Anglican Bishop of Ottawa, John Baycroft....
Churches Worried about Job Liability Limits
Ottawa Canada's three largest churches say the services they provide to the most vulnerable will suffer if the Supreme Court of Canada rules employers are vicariously liable for sexual assaults committed by their employees. The Anglican, Roman...
Churchgoers Happier, Stats Show
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Some people try Prozac, others pop Valium, but it appears regular church-going could be just what the doctor ordered to get happy. According to a recent study by Statistics Canada, people who attend church, synagogue...
Even Traps May Allow for Growth
`I'm a trapped Anglican.' THESE ARE WORDS which a friend recently used in describing to me his situation at the moment. We live in different parts of the country and had not met for a number of years, so we were catching up. As he explained his...
Flood Fires Up Diocese (Athabasca): Church Works at Being Essential
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER The flood of April 1997 that damaged the synod office and cathedral hall in Peace River, Alta., may have marked a turning point in the life of the Diocese of Athabasca. "At the time of the flood, a penny dropped for...
Good School Chaplains Hard to Find: Need to Reach Students on Many Levels
IT'S EARLY MORNING. The girls at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto gather, as they do each school day, for chapel. For Rev. Margaret Tandy, the school's chaplain, the day is also just beginning. Before it is over, she will have taught several religion...
Government Watched Former Primate
The APEC summit wasn't the first time members of the Anglican Church were monitored by security officials. Former primate Ted Scott said he was watched by government officials in the late 1970s and early 1980s. There was even talk his telephone...
Jesus Seminar Conclusions Controversial
The Acts of Jesus What Did Jesus Really Do? by Robert Funk and the Jesus Seminar HarperCollins $49.50 (cloth) ISBN 0 06 062978 9 Paul and the Gentiles Remapping the Apostle's Convictional World by Terence L. Donaldson Fortress...
King's Draws More Than Anglicans: Students from Various Religions Come to Oldest University
THERE'S A FIRE BURNING within the walls of Halifax's University of King's College. Steady and strong, the Anglican flames of faith are fed by tradition. Whether it's the 27 weekly services held in the chapel, the dedication of its liturgical...
`Language of Hate' Blamed in Murder
The savage killing of a gay Episcopalian university student in Wyoming has led to renewed calls for anti-hate laws and an appeal from the president of Integrity in the United States to cease using the "language of hate." Matthew Shepard, 21, died...
(Michael) Ingham Calls for Prayer, Not Lobby (Same Sex Marriages)
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER A council advising the bishop of New Westminster on how to respond to the thorny issue of blessing same-sex unions met for the first time in September. Members will meet again in December, Bishop Michael Ingham said....
Nisga'a Chief Defends Land Deal: Archdeacon Warns of Chaos If Legislature Defeats Agreement
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER The vocal opposition to the proposed Nisga'a treaty comes as no surprise to the president of the Nisga'a Tribal Council. "Whenever aboriginal people try to improve their lot, there have always been opponents to this,"...
`Religious Right' Owns Church's Future: B.C. Bishop Offers Bleak Assessment for Liberals in Church
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is "powerfully alive" in the Anglican Communion, but "liberalism ... is dead." That's the blunt assessment of Bishop Michael Ingham on the Lambeth Conference. The once-a-decade meeting of Anglican bishops from around the...
Ridley Achieves with Rigorous Schedule: `Religious Curiosity' Percolates in Students' Minds
RIDLEY COLLEGE ADHERES to its Anglican roots. Founded by businessmen in 1889 as a boys' boarding school with strong academic and religious values, the St. Catharines, Ont., school is now a co-educational place of learning for Grades 4 to 13. ...
Sacred Walk Wraps Up at Ottawa Reception
Ottawa Anglican Bishop Gordon Beardy and a score of other Native people from the Diocese of Keewatin ended a 6,500-kilometre Sacred Walk for Healing on Parliament Hill Oct. 8 with a call for greater understanding and forgiveness between aboriginal...
Salary Query Degrading
100 years ago: November 1898 - Canadian Churchman reported that it is the custom with some school boards when they advertise for assistant teachers, or even head masters, to request applicants mention the salary which they are willing to receive. Anything...
Sex Charges Filed against N.S., Winnipeg Priests
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER Two Anglican priests in Nova Scotia and a former priest who served in Winnipeg are facing charges relating to sexually assaulting boys. Rev. Wayne Lynch, 49, rector of St. John's Church in Halifax, and Rev. Michael...
Vancouver School Not a Typical Seminary: Students Take Courses, Don't Pass Them
ON SEPT. 15, 1998, the Vancouver School of Theology's Iona Chapel was plundered by a student mob. The looters, wearing Renaissance garb from the University of British Columbia's theatre department, stripped the chapel of statues, crucifixes, and any...
War Memorial Protesters Arrested for Trespassing
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Three pacifists, including a retired Anglican priest, were arrested on a recent Sunday for trespassing near the war memorial at St. Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto. Rev. Dan Heap, an Anglican priest and former New...
Women Form Support Group, Internet Chat
A women's conference has led to an Internet chat line and a women's support group. The first North American Anglican Women's Leadership Conference was held in Vancouver in August, attracting more than 80 women from across North America. "The only...
World Council Head Appeals for Hope
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches appealed for hope in the global ecumenical movement during a recent visit to Canada, in the face of controversy and discontent within the movement. Konrad Raiser...
Young Montrealers Inspire Anglican Church in Honduras
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER A group of young people feared their trip to Honduras in July was over before it started, says the youth co-ordinator of a church in a Montreal suburb. Four adults and six teenagers from St. Michael and All Angels...
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