Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 132, No. 4, April

A Bit of Clowning around Is Allowed: Colourful Ministry Adds Playful Touch
A cheerful beart is good medicine, but a crashed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22). Clown ministry has a rich tradition in the church. In medieval times, services were in Latin, clowns were used to assist parishioners in understanding...
Canadians Forge International Links at Assembly
A significant Canadian Anglican contingent attended the general assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC), held Feb. 14-23 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, continuing a tradition of deep Canadian involvement with the international church group. "It...
'Christ Has This Ability to Bridge Cultures': Diverse Church Is Radiant, 'Like Stained Glass'
(First of a two-part series) IT IS MONDAY, 7 p.m., and the lights are still on at the offices of St. Timothy's Anglican church in Agincourt, a diverse community in Toronto's east end. In a corner of the main entrance, a group sits in a semicircle--the...
Dioceses Will Pay Less in New Schools Agreement
The Anglican Church of Canada's revised residential schools agreement with the federal government will reduce the financial commitments of General Synod and the dioceses by almost 40 per cent, according to Ellie Johnson, former acting general secretary,...
Former Hostage Waite Offers Help to Captives' Families
STAFF Terry Waite, who successfully negotiated the release of hostages in Iran and Libya and himself became a hostage in 1987 while negotiating the release of hostages in Beirut, has offered his help to the families of two Canadian peace activists...
How Should We Say 'Thank You'?
BOTH THE Anglican Journal and the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund had record years in their fundraising in 2005 (see Record year for Journal Appeal, March issue, and the p. 1 story in this issue, Record giving to PWRDF in 'year of disaster')....
National Native Bishop Could Soon Be a Reality
Work is moving ahead toward the selection of the first national Anglican indigenous bishop, including the development of a proposed budget and the identification of at least one candidate. According to a new information booklet produced by the national...
New Worship Book Is Respectful of Diversity
AFTER 28 years of singing to the Lord from the Lutheran Book of Worship and in response to the mission needs ora changing church, Canadian and American Lutherans will soon begin using a new worship book called Evangelical lutheran Worship. Scheduled...
'One Voice' Needed on Climate Change
Porto Alegre, Brazil (ENI)--The top official of the World Council of Churches says climate change represents one of humanity's most dire threats and he has appealed to denominations around the world to speak with one voice to alert political leaders...
Ottawa Parish Withholds Contributions
Staff A parish in the diocese of Ottawa has withheld its contribution to the diocesan budget for the second year in a row, saying it can't support the direction being taken by "leaders of the diocese" on the issue of the blessing of same-sex unions....
Out of the Mouths of Babes (and Teens)
We thought reviewing children's books ould be appropriate for the Easter issue, since children often receive gifts at Easter. Who better to review such books than the people for whom they were made? We chose books appropriate to the ages of the reviewers...
Record Living to PWRDF in 'Year of Disaster': New Focus on Planned Giving
Canadian Anglicans recorded an extraordinary level of giving in 2005 to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, responding generously during "the year of the disaster" and continuing to support development projects abroad and native ministry...
Sexuality Disputes Hinder Unity
Porto Alegre, Brazil (ENI)--Disputes in churches about homosexuality are hampering the search for Christian unity, Vatican officials said during the global meeting of the World Council of Churches. "In the past all Christian churches had the...
Testing the Tent Poles of Anglicanism
HE WAS A thoughtful man with a lot of questions. Like many of us, he was anxious about the health of the church! "How long do we have?" he said. We had run into each other at a party and his question, although challenging, gave new life to the party....
VIM Puts out Call to Volunteers
Staff The Anglican church's volunteer program is appealing for candidates to serve the church in different capacities overseas, as it once again goes through a bleak period, with a dearth of volunteers and a critical need for help overseas. "The...

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