Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 133, No. 3, March

Agenda Promises Tense Primates' Meeting
Preparations for what has become an annual meeting of the Anglican Communion's senior bishops, or primates, heated up in January with news that three U.S. bishops--in addition to Presiding Bishop (primate) Katharine Jefferts Schori--would brief the...
Archbishop's Visit Is a Show of Good Faith
THE RECENT announcement came as a surprise to many, that the Canadian House of Bishops would be joined at their meeting in April by their international leader, Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The news was unexpected, since it had appeared...
Bishop Douglas Albert Ford
Bishop Douglas Albert Ford, who stressed ecumenism as diocesan bishop of Saskatoon, died Jan. 23 at the age of 89. When he was consecrated bishop in 1970, "it was the after-math of Vatican II and (Archbishop of Canterbury) Michael Ramsey's visit...
Book Sets Up God as a Straw Man: 'Professional Atheist' Is Really Man of Faith
RICHARD DAWKINS IS an eminent biologist and Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University; also, judging by media references, he is what one might call a professional atheist. This is a big book but I think it not unfair...
Canterbury Comes to Canada: Williams Will Join House of Bishops
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, will make his first visit to Canada as Archbishop of Canterbury with a visit to the April meeting of the Canadian house of bishops in Niagara Fails, Ont. "We have had the invitation in the works for...
Churches Gather to Promote Unity among Christians
From local churches in Abbotsford, B.C., giving their offerings to a local drop-in centre for youth at risk and to an AIDS charity in Africa, to inter-faith services among church leaders in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Christians around the world...
Cookbooks to Feed Hungry Souls: Tome Puts Biblical Feasts on Menu
OVERWHELMING--but in a good way--is how one feels skimming through Cooking With The Bible, Biblical Food, Feasts, and Lore. It is not what one would expect out of a cookbook--which are becoming more like coffee table/designer hard covers that are...
First Woman Bishop for Cuban Church
Canada helped usher in a new era for the Cuban Episcopal church in early February when Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, the Canadian primate, participated in the selection of two suffragan (assistant) bishops for the island nation--one of them the first...
Huron Takes Close Up Look at History
The diocese of Huron is taking a page from Hollywood as it celebrates its 150th anniversary this year with the production of a film that features several members of the clergy in 19th-century costume playing their forebears. Titled Huron, Our Story:...
Journal Appeal Comes Close to 2006 Target
The Anglican Journal's annual fundraising appeal collected $556,065 in 2006, just a hair shy of its goal of $560,000. "It was still a success since it's very close to our target," said Larry Gee, business manager of the Journal. While less than...
Most Couples Marry in Church for the Service, Not for the Pretty Photographs
More than half of those planning to get married in church say the vicar who officiates at their service is just as important a part of their wedding as the setting of the church for their photos, according to a research report released by the Church...
Native Issues Reflect a Church with 'A Long Journey Ahead'
Delegates can expect greater visibility from aboriginal Anglicans at the upcoming General Synod in Winnipeg this June, with events that include a welcome to the first national indigenous bishop, the hosting of an aboriginal hospitality suite, an interactive...
'There Isn't One Anglican Church,' Says U.S. Academic: Observers Weigh in on U.S. Situation
NINE MONTHS AGO, the Episcopal Church met in convention in a mild-mannered city, Columbus, Ohio. What transpired was anything but mild-mannered and the emotional temperature since has steadily risen, both within a vocal minority of Episcopal churches...
Trust Will Aid Forces' Chaplains
As part of a continuing effort to increase support for Anglican military chaplains, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison has established a $50,000 Military Chaplaincy Pastoral Trust with part of the proceeds from his two recent fundraising dinners. The most...
Two Churches Will Unite for 'Day-Long Eucharist'
It might be said that the seeds of Full Communion between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) were planted when two friends, an Anglican priest and a Lutheran pastor from Winnipeg, decided in 1970 to...
'You See the World in a Different Light'
Banff, Alta. "This has been the most difficult piece of work that God has called me to do." THE CHURCH VOLUNTEER was speaking to a room full of sympathetic colleagues, all representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada at the Alternative Dispute...

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