Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 127, No. 9, November

Anglican Volunteer Chaplains Receive Awards
Three Anglican priests, one of whom comforted families and recovery workers after the 1998 Swissair Flight 111 disaster at Peggy's Cove, N.S., were recognized recently for their roles as volunteer chaplains with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ...
Attacks Swell Churches
Canadian Anglicans held special services following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States and thousands came, including many, from all accounts, who had not set foot in a church for a long time. Many also grumbled about the mention...
Bishop (Leonard Hatfield) Involved in Founding PWRDF
Bishop Leonard Fraser Hatfield Bishop Leonard Fraser Hatfield, former bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and author of a book about an Inuit priest, died in September. He was 81. A native of Port Greville, N.S., Bishop Hatfield earned...
Chaplains Share War's Perils: Nov. 11 Gains Special Meaning
As Canadians on Remembrance Day this month commemorate those who have fallen in war, they also face the reality that their armed forces are being called to serve in a new war stemming from the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. When troops are...
Church Leaders Repsond to (September 11th) Attack
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States of Sept. 11, many church leaders in the United States and from around the world offered a variety of responses. The following is a selection. Statement from bishops of the Episcopal...
Church Leaders Warn of Escalation: Strikes Will Seem like Revenge, (Michael) Peers Says
Archbishop Michael Peers, the Canadian Anglican Primate, has joined a growing chorus of religious leaders from around the world who question the wisdom of military strikes against Afghanistan by the United States and the United Kingdom. Some of...
Coming to Terms with Evil
The following is an edited version of a letter from Archbishop Michael Peers, the Primate, to Canadian Anglicans in the aftermath of the September terrorist attacks on the United States. Over the past weeks, we have seen in stark images the power...
Deliverance from Fear and a Desire for Revenge: `Reasonable, Religious and Holy'
YEARS AGO a great teacher told me that there were three different ways of guessing the future. First, straight ahead: the future will be just like today, only more so. The tendencies of today will be stronger and more dominant. Second, history...
Inuit Bring the Gospel South: Missionaires Are Right at Home
During the 19th century, Europeans risked their lives trekking north to evangelise the Arctic. But this year, for the first time, the Arctic sent its own Inuit missionaries south with the gospel. In 1874, Rev. James Peck travelled overland from...
Little Progress in Talks (over Residential Schools): Finances Show Improvement
The national church's financial situation has shown a slight improvement, mainly due to technical factors, but negotiations with the federal government over limiting liability from residential schools lawsuits continue to move at a slow pace. However,...
Women in Ministry: A Variety of Gifts
ONE OF THE arguments supporting the ordination of women is that the church -- or any faith -- should use the gifts of all its members. However, the question of whether women bring something different to the pulpit receives a variety of answers. ...
Worthy Celebration That Never Happened
WHITMAN, the quintessential self-promoter, was good at "singing" himself. For us Canadian Anglicans, celebration and singing of self is not something we do especially well, even when we have ample cause to. Sometimes, our recalcitrance can have a certain...