Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 130, No. 1, January

Anglican Church Eyes B.C. Schools Judgment
The British Columbia Court of Appeal in mid-December ruled that the federal government is fully liable for abuse suffered by students at Indian residential schools--a decision that could have significant implications for the churches that helped manage...
Anna E. Clark (Nee Wilson)
Anna E. Clark (nee Wilson), widow of the late Archbishop Howard H. Clark, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada from 1959 to 1969, died Nov. 2 in Toronto at the age of 92. Mrs. Clark grew up in Ottawa, a member of one of the founding families...
Campaign Honours Missing Native Women
They are Canada's lingering question mark. In the last 20 years in Canada, more than 500 aboriginal women have disappeared. This month, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada...
Canadians Now Find God in Most 'Unlikely' Places
The majority of Canadians no longer take part in regular church services and other traditional forms of worship but they continue to believe in God and manifest their faith in unconventional ways, according to two different surveys conducted in 2003....
Churches Break Talks with ECUSA: Consecration of Gay Bishop Cited as Problem
New York (ENS and ENI)--The consecration of Gene Robinson as the first openly gay priest to be elected a bishop in the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA) is complicating some of the church's ecumenical relations--especially among Orthodox...
Churches Condemn Anti-Semitism
Concerned by an "alarming increase of anti-Semitism in Canada," leaders of nine Christian churches in Canada--including the Anglican Church of Canada --have urged religious communities and Canadians in general to resist violence against Jewish people,...
Churches Mark AIDS Day: Disease Stigma Must End, Says Archbishop
Anglicans joined people around the world in commemorating World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, an event marked by activities ranging from candlelight vigils to the display of gigantic red ribbons, a music summit on AIDS and prayers calling for an end to the discrimination...
Church's Big Move Delayed Anew
Toronto The national church office's move to new quarters at 80 Hayden St. in Toronto, just one block from the old building at 600 Jarvis St., is tentatively scheduled to take place in February. Construction delays pushed the move date back from...
Diocese Elect Moxley as Suffragan: Becomes the Church's Third Female Bishop
The diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island has elected a well-known priest and social justice advocate as Its suffragan, or assistant, bishop. Susan Moxley is the diocese's first female bishop and the third woman to be elected to Canada's...
Dioceses Cut Donations to General Synod
Some Canadian Anglican dioceses, facing reduced investment income and a new obligation to contribute to the native residential schools settlement fund, are cutting their annual donation to General Synod. At its diocesan synod Nov. 20-21, Toronto...
Dioceses Debate Blessings Issue: Toronto Will Wait One Year before Special Synod
The diocese of Toronto will wait nearly a year before deciding on whether to offer a "local option" to parishes wishing to offer same-sex blessings or whether to petition the federal government to retain the traditional definition of marriage for one...
Evangelism Not So Scary after All
Hamilton, Ont. Canon Michael Patterson is tackling a job in the diocese of Niagara that many Anglicans find scary: evangelism. As the first director of evangelism in a Canadian diocese, Canon Patterson acknowledged that aggressive proselytizing...
Giving a Gift of Sharing Often Means Accepting Blessings Offered: 'Thank You Is Once Again the Only Word'
I ONCE READ a long moan about the appalling thoughtlessness and rudeness of modern youth that sounded like a Victorian grandparent of mine on a bad day. It lamented the depravity of manners of the young and the laxity of their parents which had...
How Did Your Church Mark World AIDS Day?
THIS CHURCH has AIDS. Elsewhere in this first issue of 2004, the Anglican Journal has coverage of how churches and others marked World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, last month. Sadly, the stories and images we were able to gather leave one, lasting, all-too-common...
'It Is a Privilege beyond Words': Canadian Heads International Church Society
Canon M. Philip Poole of Trinity church, Aurora, Ont., was recently elected president of the international Compass Rose Society, the first Canadian Anglican to sit in that post. The society, which was established to provide financial support for...
Nigerians Tackle AIDS Problem
Abuja, Nigeria (ACNS)--Talking to congregations about HIV/AIDS every Sunday is one of the innovative ways that the (Anglican) Church of Nigeria is using to spread messages about HIV prevention and AIDS care. Each Sunday the church's AIDS co-ordinator,...
Of Old and New Gospel Paradigms
EVERY FEW centuries the Christian community convulses in a period of acute upheaval. It is called Reformation and it would appear that today we are well launched into such a period. It began in the mid-twentieth century (Vatican II, Anglican Congress,...
Peace Is Focus for Week of Christian Unity
The search for peace in the Middle East will be the backdrop for this year's celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, from Jan. 18-25. "As peace in our world remains elusive and is obstructed at every turn, the search for peace, and...
Personal Journeys in Powerful Songs
Emmylou Harris: Stumble Into Grace The evolution of Emmylou Harris is really remarkable. She was already a famed star in a 30-year career by virtue of her unique, angelic voice and her equally unique way of crafting a vocal styling to match a melody,...
Primate Names Task Force Members: Group Will Meet Clergy and Parishes
Archbishop Michael Peers, the Canadian primate, has announced the members of a task force mandated by the house of bishops that will consider alternate episcopal oversight for those who dissent from church decisions. The members are: Bishop Victoria...
Same-Sex Rite under Fire
Stockholm (ENI)--Plans by the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden to introduce a ceremony for same-sex couples have stirred protests from leaders of other denominations, including the Roman Catholic church, two Orthodox churches and the Pentecostal movement....
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