Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 123, No. 9, November

Anglican Video Releases Promote National Church Programs
Three new Anglican videos which promote different national church programs are available to parishes on loan from the national church. Here I Am, The Story of The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund begins with archival footage of the Springhill,...
Another Apology Sought: French Church's Repentance Puts Pressure on Vatican
Paris Pressure is mounting on the Vatican to apologize for its failure to try to halt the Holocaust after the Roman Catholic Church in France delivered an unprecedented "declaration of repentance" for its own failure to speak out against the deportation...
Ball Really in Vatican Court, Says Anglican Bishop
For many, if not most Christians outside the Roman Catholic Church, the papacy is the major stumbling block to Christian unity. But for Anglicans, it is the Vatican's rigid stand against the ordination of women that stands in the way of communion...
Church Officials Say Accusations Groundless: Rwandan Bishop Made Mistakes, but No Evidence of Complicity
Montreal A report last month in a Montreal newspaper that the Anglican Church is harbouring a Rwandan war criminal has angered national church officials who say there is no evidence to support the allegations. In its Oct. 11 edition, the Montreal...
Discussion Will Have to Be Ethical
ONE OF THE RESULTS of the strategic plan adopted by the last General Synod was the creation of a position for a consultant or co-ordinator in the area of ethics for the national church. In doing so, it was made clear that the church was seeking...
Eric Nelson Kemp
An era of Anglican history came to an end recently with the death at Prestbury, Cheltenham, England, of Eric Nelson Kemp, better known as Mark. Born Dec. 17, 1905, the centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar (hence the "Nelson"), he was the last novice...
Essentials Plans for Synod '98
Toronto As the Essentials coalition prepares for a national day devoted to its cause, a supportive network of conservative delegates to General Synod is slowly taking shape. The coalition, as reported in the Journal's June issue, hopes those...
Feelings Often Locked Away: Criminals Have Many of the Same Fears as the Rest of Us
THE MAN SITTING opposite me in the tiny cubicle used for professional interviews seemed depressed. While not exactly blaming other people for his misfortunes, he admitted being trapped in hopeless relationships that he felt powerless to change. ...
How the Facts Needn't Get in the Way of Good Story
Conrad Black Stands Accused of Complicity in Death of Homeless. If this or any other newspaper printed such a headline, and if Mr. Black's lawyers were somehow all preoccupied with the takeover of another newspaper, Southam editors would surely...
Journey
OCTOBER MEANS two things in Vancouver: the beginning of what the locals call "monsoons" and the Vancouver International Film Festival. The experience of seeing a lot of movies (I'll have seen 15 in five days at press deadline - a mere novice compared...
Love Me Tender, Love Me True: Priest Helps People Receive Hunka Hunka Christ's Love
"I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do this for the sake of the gospel." St. Paul's first Epistle to the Corinthians 9: 22-23 (NIV) Newmarket, Ont. THE WORDS of St. Paul have a special meaning...
(Mark) Twain's Pointed Message a Challenge to All `... Not Nearly So Much Trouble'
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO this month my maternal grandfather, a man in his late teens, left the secure, settled life of a southwestern Ontario town for what his family regarded as the wilds of Manitoba. Among the things he took with him was a gift characteristic...
N. Korea Famine Worsens: People Beat Each Other for Food
T'umen, China Two emaciated boys appeared out of nowhere on the far bank of the T'umen River separating the northerly corner of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) from China, near the Russian border-about 100 km from Vladivostok....
Priest's Comments on Abuse Spark Controversy in North
Toronto The recent sentencing of an Anglican deacon for sexually touching four children many years ago was news in itself in the Arctic, but a priest's comments accompanying the story created an even bigger stir. Anglican deacon Rev. Eyeetsiak...
Prison Visits Prompt Reflection on Time
HAVING BEEN VISITING inmates for well over a year now, and passing through the sterile ranges of an old city jail at least once a week, I should have known that the transference syndrome was perhaps inevitable. More experienced volunteers and chaplains...
Pro-Gay Ad Raises Little Ire
Toronto A Toronto-based group hopes its investment in a church publication advertisement will pay off with a big influence on a decision by the House of Bishops about the role of homosexuals in the Canadian church. Paid for by an ad hoc group...
Saskatchewan's Female Priests `Excellent Pastors'
Prince Albert If some people in the Canadian church think the Diocese of Saskatchewan isn't friendly towards women, they should talk to the women priests there. "People here definitely don't want to be seen as behind the times or narrow so they...
School Helps Kids Succeed: Holistic Approach Offers Well-Rounded Program (Holy Trinity School)
NATALIE WONG was about to enter Grade 9 at the local separate high school when her parents asked her to take a tour of Holy Trinity School in Richmond Hill, Ont. By the end of the tour, Natalie was anxious to enrol in the private school. "There is...
Shoeboxes for Sailors: Practical Gifts May Be Men's Only Presents (Operation Shoebox)
Quebec Smaller than a breadbox and wholly utilitarian, they will yet bring untold pleasure to 1,000 seafarers in ports around Quebec this Christmas season. They are shoeboxes filled with basic personal items -- toothpaste, comb, soap, shaving...
Technology Viewed as a Teaching Tool
MONDAY MORNING, period three brings a new batch of 40 Grade 11 essays on Hamlet. It also brings an opportunity to see how the computer, and related technology, have affected the reading and writing of high school students. As a marker, I am delighted...
There's Lots of Room for You between Witness and Evangelist
IN MY LAST COLUMN I explained briefly my understanding of the distinction between witnesses and evangelists. Evangelists are specially gifted to explain the faith simply and clearly and to precipitate a decision to become a follower of Jesus. Witnesses...
Vision TV Upset by Latest Cable Changes
Toronto Vision TV is crying foul after its multifaith channel dedicated to providing a balanced forum for religious groups and spiritual programming was moved to a new place on the cable spectrum. The bump - from channel 24 up to 59 in many urban...
What in the World Do They Learn? the Shrinking World Increases Pressure to Create International Schooling
A RECENT HEADLINE in Canada's national newspaper proclaimed Power Struggle Rocks Canada's Schools (Globe and Mail, Oct. 11, 1997). The article confirmed what many in education already know. These "are not normal times for teachers across the country,...
When the Spirit Comes
COLIN LINDEN IS A well-known and respected Canadian guitarist, producer and songwriter. While he is most widely known today for his collaborations with such artists as The Band, Bruce Cockburn, and Stephen Fearing, he has also released several exquisite...
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