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Articles from Vol. 134, No. 5, May

Author Draws on Artistic Approach to Prayer
Praying in Color Drawing a New Path to God By Sybil Macbeth Published by Paraclete Press, Massachussetts, 2007 MATHEMATICS teacher and prayer-workshop leader Sybil MacBeth knows about math-anxiety. "It's like a panic attack in the face of pages...
Bishop of Central Interior to Retire: 'I Hope to Work More on Music'
Gordon Light, bishop of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (of British Columbia), formerly the diocese of Cariboo, announced he will retire, effective Dec. 31. Bishop Light, who is 63, said he and his wife, Rev. Barbara Liotscos, will...
Bookstore Turned Small Profit in 2007
In 2007, the Anglican Book Centre (ABC), the Canadian church's Toronto retailer, survived and looks like a viable operation for the future, according to its new manager, the Lutheran publisher and retailer Augsburg Fortress. Slated to dose its storefront...
Canadian Churches Dark for Earth Hour
Canadian Anglicans joined millions of people around the world in switching off electric lights for 60 minutes on March 29, as part of Earth Hour, a global campaign to address climate change. At St. James Church, in Dundas, Ont., the church door...
Churches Urge Attention to Homelessness: Housing Programs to Expire at Year End
The national leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) have urged their churches to advocate for affordable housing for the homeless by writing or visiting, their members of Parliament. Archbishop...
Council Postpones National Native Gathering, Citing Venue as Problematic
The sixth Anglican Indigenous Sacred Circle scheduled Aug. 17 to 23 at the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) has been postponed to the summer of 2009, allowing the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) to find a location more suitable to the...
Courts Weigh Church Conflicts: Dioceses Seek Access to Parishes
Two dioceses and several parishes were in court recently over conflicts involving access to churches that have voted to leave the Anglican Church of Canada. The disaffected parishes, concerned about liberalization of attitudes toward sexuality and...
Dulcie Brown
Dulcie Brown, who dedicated most of her life to serving the Anglican Church of Canada, particularly the former diocese of Cariboo and the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI) died on March 20. She was 89. "We know Dulcie as a gentle...
Education Is Key as Sudan Moves to 'Culture of Peace'
Rumbek, Sudan SUDAN APPEARS to be a country in waiting. Waiting for a crucial census that will clarify for the first time since 1993 the population figures in the north and the semi-autonomous south Sudan. Waiting for elections in 2009. Waiting...
Growing and Coping in Sudan
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Rumbek, Sudan It is mid-morning on a Sunday in late March. The hot, equatorial sun is already warming up the day and still, an hour before the church service begins, the songs of praise are already rising above the enormous...
Lambeth Meeting Shows Its Canadian Roots
ON SEPT. 20, 1865, the provincial synod of the United Church of England and Ireland in Canada at a meeting in Montreal, passed a memorial that became a first step that led to what is now the Lambeth Conference, the decennial gathering of Anglican bishops...
Learning Lessons about the High Cost of Faith in Sudan
WE BOUNCED ALONG one of the red dirt roads that crisscross south Sudan, our Land Cruiser's shocks damaged by the many, many potholes. We were on our way to the rural village of Pacong from Rumbek, the capital of the Lakes State--considered a city,...
Little Mosque's Role Model for Muslims Has Anglican Roots
As Rayyan Hamoudi on the Canadian television series Little Mosque on the Prairie, actor Sitara Hewitt plays the devout Muslim daughter of a Muslim father and a mother who converted to Islam from Anglicanism. In real life, Ms. Hewitt was raised Anglican....
Marking 70 Years as a Priest
Archdeacon Thomas Leadbeater, 92, celebrated the 70th anniversary of his ordination on March 23 by preaching at an Easter Sunday service at Pine Lake Anglican Church in Red Deer, Alta., an occasion that was attended by his family, friends, and the...
Matthews Confirmed as Bishop of New Zealand Diocese
The Anglican diocese of Christchurch in New Zealand confirmed on March 16 that Canadian bishop Victoria Matthews has been elected diocesan bishop and will be installed on Aug. 30. "I'm surprised because the likelihood of being elected to be a bishop...
Meeting Jake
UNDER A MAGNIFICENT blue sky in March, Bishop Mark MacDonald and I traveled over ice roads from Muskrat Dam in northern Ontario to Magiss Lake. There we were to meet Jacob Sawanas and the congregation of St. Thomas Church. (See related story, page...
Migrant Workers Forge Alliance to Protect Rights
Representatives of migrant workers' groups around the world, some of them church partners, are scheduled to gather in Hong Kong from June 14-17 for the founding assembly of the International Migrants Alliance, which aims to advance the rights and interests...
National Faith, Worship and Ministry Department Appoints New Co-Ordinator
Rev. Isaac Kawuki-Mukasa, who serves as the diocese of Toronto's consultant in congregational development, has been named coordinator for dialogue: ethics, congregational development and inter-faith relations, for the Anglican Church of Canada's faith,...
Ottawa Artist Portrays Those Who Serve
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE DWINDLING numbers of aging Women who serve in parish kitchens across the country seldom receive public recognition for their work but an Ottawa professional artist is doing something about it. Karen Bailey--an Anglican...
Primate Visits Remote Chapel in the North
Two Anglican church leaders ended a cross-country tour about native issues on March 12 by visiting one of the most unusual chapels in Canada--a wooden structure on the shore of a northern Ontario lake hand-built by an Oji-Cree elder, flying the Anglican...
Religion and Science Are Not at Odds, Says Winner of Templeton Prize
New York Rev. Michael (Michal) Heller, a Polish Roman Catholic priest and cosmologist whose intellectual and religious life has been grounded in the insights of both science and religion, has won the 2008 Templeton Prize. Mr. Heller, 72, who...
Satiric Ship of Fools Web Site Celebrates 10th Anniversary
A Web site that is possibly the most irreverent in the Anglican world, Ship of Fools, celebrated its 10th anniversary on, appropriately, April 1 or April Fools' Day. Founded in 1998 by two theological students who did not, eventually, seek ordination,...
Sisters to Leave House in Montreal
Citing financial difficulties, the Anglican Sisters of St. John the Divine (SSJD) and the diocese of Montreal have jointly agreed that the sisters will leave St. John's House/ Maison St-Jean Montreal at St. Lambert, Que., when the lease expires this...
Traumatized Sudan Must Be Rehabilitated 'Mentally and Morally': No 'Quick Fix' for Country's Problems
Juba, Sudan ONE OF THE lessons that a delegation of church leaders has learned from a recent visit to Sudan is that after 21 years of civil war, there is "no quick fix" available for Africa's biggest country, said Rev. Samuel Kobia, general secretary...
Virginia Court Rules against Diocese in Church Property Cases: Church Deposes Dissenting Bishops
A judge in Virginia ruled April 3 that it was appropriate for 11 Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) congregations to file property claims under a portion of Virginia state law that is triggered when there is a so-called "division" of...
Welsh Clergy Block Approval of Women Bishops
Welsh Anglican clergy narrowly voted on April 2 against a measure to allow women to be appointed to the episcopate. The measure was supported unanimously by their bishops. At a meeting of the Church in Wales synod, the bill to provide for the ordination...
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