Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 133, No. 5, May

ABC Takeover to Be Final June 1: Lutheran Bookseller Set to Assume Control
STAFF Negotiations between the Anglican Church of Canada and Augsburg Fortress Canada have progressed considerably and the Lutheran bookseller is poised to assume full control of the Anglican Book Centre (ABC) on June 1. In a written report to...
'A Lot' to Show for His Three Years: Observers Laud Primate
"I'D REALLY BEEN looking forward to retirement," Archbishop Andrew Hutchison said shortly after it was announced that he had been elected the 12th primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2004. Then 65 and five years shy of the church's mandatory...
Bishop Sees Horrors of War Up Close at Easter: 'Pastor to the Pastors' Gains New Insights
Bishop Peter Coffin spent Easter Sunday with Canadian troops and chaplains in Afghanistan on a day that saw six Canadian soldiers killed when their armoured vehicle detonated a roadside bomb. As Anglican Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces, Bishop...
Bishops Greet News of Nominations with Humility
Niagara Falls, Ont. "Overwhelmed" was a word that cropped up several times when the four candidates for primate were asked how they felt at the prospect they might be called in June to lead the Anglican Church of Canada. Due to a new nomination...
Bishops Prepare for Synod Aftermath
Niagara Falls, Ont. Canada's Anglican bishops looked toward General Synod's anticipated discussion on homosexuality by considering how they can pastorally respond, to whatever synod decides about the blessing of same-sex unions. Meeting in a...
Church Examines Its Connection to Africa
FOR ELIZABETH Cromwell slavery and the racism that fed it is not an academic issue lost in the mists of history. A Nova Scotia descendant of slaves and former head of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society, Ms. Cromwell, who is 62, recalled that the...
Church Leaders Urge Government Apology for Residential Schools
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has expressed "strong disappointment and sadness" over the federal government's refusal to offer an apology to former students of native residential schools and their families....
Church Organization under the Microscope: Changes Could See Boundaries Redrawn
All eyes and ears might be focused on the issue of same-sex blessings at the upcoming General Synod meeting in June, but another crucial matter will be discussed that affects the future of the Anglican Church of Canada: governance. Simply put, Anglicans...
Colleges Regognize Faithful with Honorary Degrees
STAFF A number of Anglicans will soon be receiving honorary doctorates from various universities across Canada: * Archdeacon Larry Beardy of the Anglican diocese of Keewatin, will receive a doctor of divinity from the College of Emmanuel and...
Conference Speakers Call for Courage and Inclusivity
Ottawa Archbishop Michael Peers, the former primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, made his first public speech in three years at a national conference in Ottawa on inclusiveness but stayed away from the controversy over same-sex unions. "When...
End of Slave Trade Remembered in Books and Film
A HANDFUL OF newly-released books, a mainstream film and a number of special events marked the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire, many of them taking advantage of March 25, the day the legislation was passed...
Four Nominees for Primate: Synod Delegates Will Vote for New Leader on June 22
Niagara Falls, Ont. Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, at their regular spring meeting, on April 19 chose four of their colleagues as candidates for the office of primate, or national archbishop: George Bruce of the Kingston, Ont.-based diocese...
'Fragmentary Reading' of Bible 'Highly Risky': Williams Laments Loss of Public Bible Study
The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has lamented what he called the lack of "rootedness" in the Anglican approach to Scripture and said "we've lost quite a bit of what was once a rather good Anglican practice of reading the Bible in the tradition...
General Synod's Election for Primate Will Feature Four Candidates
George Bruce age 64, diocese of Ontario Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England in 1942, he moved with his family to the United States in 1953 and to Canada in 1958. A graduate of the Royal Military College with an honours degree in history,...
Groups Issue Cautions on Same-Sex Resolutions
Less than two months before General, Synod in June, the Primate's Theological Commission, as well as one third of Canadian bishops, 25 theologians and an interest group have issued separate statements distancing themselves from resolutions dealing...
Keeping Everyone at the Table, for as Long as Possible
ROWAN WILLIAMS SAID on his recent visit to Canada that his job as Archbishop of Canterbury--the spiritual leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans--is to get people around the table and keep them there as long as possible. Of course, in ecclesiastical...
Lambeth Conference Will Ahead as Planned: Williams: 'Open Question' Who Will Be Invited
Niagara Falls, Ont. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams considered cancelling the 2008 Lambeth Conference of the world's Anglican bishops due to the sexuality debates roiling the church, but decided against it. "Yes, we've already been considering...
Philosopher Awarded Templeton Prize: Academic Is the First Canadian to Win Honour
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL New York Charles Taylor, a Canadian philosopher whose work focuses on contemporary concerns about religion and secularism, and who recently began exploring the spiritual connection to violence, has won the 2007 Templeton...
Primate Muses about Term, Life after Retirement
ARCHBISHOP ANDREW Hutchison says his three years as primate, or national bishop, of the Anglican Church of Canada have "moved so quickly, it doesn't seem like there's time to reflect." However, the 12th primate of the Canadian church was able to...
Theologian Elected as Bishop of Ottawa
Canon John Chapman, dean of theology at Huron University College in London, Ont., is the new bishop of the Anglican diocese of Ottawa. Bishop-elect Chapman, 53, was elected co-adjutor (successor) bishop on the fourth ballot at an episcopal election...
Williams Will Meet with U.S. Bishops: Meeting Will Take Place in September
Ending weeks of speculation and criticism, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said he will meet with bishops in the United States to discuss tensions in the worldwide Anglican church caused by differences over homosexuality. He also declared...
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