Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 5, May

Anglicans Help Pressure Politicians
Anglicans are taking a vigorous part in multi-faith efforts to influence governments across Canada, from discussions with Premier Glen Clark in British Columbia to joining the Inter-faith Social Assistance Reform Coalition in Ontario to opposing legalized...
Apostle
Written and directed by Robert Duvall *** (out of five) ALTHOUGH IN THE visible Church the evil be ever mingled with the good, and sometimes the evil have chief authority in the Ministrations of the Word and Sacraments, yet forasmuch as they...
Bitter-Sweet Victory: Eritrea's Long Struggle Has Taken Its Toll
ERITREA HAS BEEN within Ethiopia's sphere of influence for more than 3,000 years - but seven decades of Italian colonialism, combined with the authoritarianism of Ethiopia during the Cold War, have shaped its identity and determination and driven Eritrea...
Canadians Join Literary Luminaries: Composer (Bruce Cockburn) and Poet (Joy Kogawa) Show Their Paces at U.S. Festival
CANADIANS JOY KOGAWA and Bruce Cockburn joined literary luminaries Elie Wiesel, John Updike, Katherine Paterson, Jon Hassler and David James Duncan in headlining The Festival of Faith and Writing, April 2-4 at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan....
Conference Affirms Idea of Universal Truth: (Michael) Ingham Book `Problematical'
"How do we ... seek and proclaim ... Him who called Himself the way, the truth and the life?" This was the central theme of `The Way of Truth in the Present Age,' a theological conference held Feb. 18-21 at St. John's Church in Vancouver. The event...
Date Set for Native School Trial: National Church Diocese Named
A May 25-June 12 trial date in Vancouver has been set for one of three current lawsuits involving the Anglican Church of Canada and Native residential schools. The lawsuit against the national church, the Diocese of Cariboo, the federal Minister...
Electronic Tithing's Time Has Come: All-Year-Round Giving the Name of the Game
When Rev. Stuart Pike of the Greater Parish of Gaspe tacked a note on an Ecunet electronic bulletin board, asking if anyone had experience with automatic withdrawals for church donations, he got not a single reply. But today, just 18 months later,...
Essentials (Movement) Appears Part of Landscape
In an indication that the Essentials Movement has both come of age and become an established part of the Anglican landscape, more than 1,000 Anglicans took part in worship and workshops, as well as listening to speakers at a dozen different gatherings...
Gay Rights Case Hot Topic: Opponents Use Internet to Air Views
Sexual orientation and human rights - two of the most emotive phrases of the late 20th century - made the Internet in a big way when an Edmonton college teacher appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada to force Alberta to include homosexuality as a...
Gay-Straight `Marriages' Proposed: Storm of Criticism Hits Book's Author
A book maintaining that homosexual men should be free to marry heterosexual women has brought a storm of criticism down on the author, an instructor at Vancouver's evangelically inclined Regent College, from both liberal and conservative sides in the...
God Will Never Tell Us to Get Off: `A Tale of Two Buses'
WHEN DOES SPRING really, finally arrive in a Canadian city? When they tear up the streets. Last year, this ritual took over the street where I catch the streetcar every morning. As well as the city's repaving of the street, the transit authority...
Lambeth Disproves Doomsayers
As Anglican bishops from around the world gathered for the 1988 Lambeth Conference, there were dire predictions the Communion would be torn apart by the ordination of women and the likelihood of female bishops. That conference, doomsayers said,...
Legal Equality in a Pluralistic Society
AS THE GLOBE AND MAIL has rightly observed, a courtroom can be "a bloody awful place to fight out the rights and wrongs of the human heart," particularly when the legitimacy and legality of certain human relationships are being attacked or defended....
Legalized Gambling `Unacceptable': Anglican Bishops Join Faith Groups in Outraged Rejection
The spectre of widespread legalized gambling facilities operated by provincial governments has outraged faith groups across Canada and several Anglican bishops have called news conferences and confronted politicians to voice their opposition. Nova...
Live like (Jesus) Christ, Influential Theologian Urges: `The World Would Be at Our Feet --'
John Stott, who has been called the most influential clergyman in the Church of England during the 20th century, made a brief trip to Toronto at the end of March to minister to the body of Christ and to strengthen emerging Christian leaders both in...
Navy Takes Anglican Priest (Andrew Cooke) on Board to Gulf
It's not every day that a member of the clergy works on a vessel, let alone a warship on station off the coast of Iraq - but Padre Andrew Cooke is doing just that. The mild-mannered Anglican minister is making an important contribution to HMCS Toronto...
Pink Slips No Remedy for Unsatisfactory Clergy
SHOULD CLERGY be fired without cause? General Synod is about to consider a law that would permit just that. It is a well-intentioned but it is wrong. Currently, when a bishop, priest and parish agree on an appointment, the bishop licences the priest...
Primary Colors
Directed by Mike Nichols Starring John Travolta, Emma Thompson *** (out of five) (Warning: Primary Colors uses very strong language) ALTHOUGH IN THE visible Church the evil be ever mingled with the good, and sometimes the evil have chief...
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund: 1997 Annual Report
A message from the Primate I WANT TO EXPRESS my gratitude to all who made voluntary, designated contributions to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund in 1997. The PWRDF work carried out through your financial gifts is rooted in Jesus'...
Ravens of Pangnirtung
INHABITANTS OF THIS COMMUNITY have an intensive love-hate relationship with a black-plumaged, omnivorous, corvine denizen who takes up residence here between December and June each year. To the ornithologist, the transient intruder would be recognized...
Same-Date Easter Plan Wins Widespread Support
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Geneva A proposal to end division between churches over the date of the most important annual Christian festival, Easter, has won strong support from some leading churches. It is possible that from the year 2001...
Still Burning: Mike Scott
Crysalis/EMI NO FINER MUSIC of clear, honest spiritual reflection came out in the 1980s than that of The Waterboys. Their songwriter, frontman, and focal point was always Scotland-born Mike Scott. After the band fizzled out with lineup and direction...
Synod to Assess If '95 Strategy Working
How is the church doing? Three years ago, General Synod approved a new strategic plan for the church as it readies itself for the 21st century. Essentially, the plan proposed that General Synod concentrate on the programs and policies it does...
`Test the Spirits' on Gay Issue: Manifesto Author Speaks out on Contentious Book
REV. GEORGE EVES, rector of St Mark's Church in Saint John, New Brunswick, recently published a book entitled Two Religions, One Church, and circulated it to all members of General Synod 1998. In his foreword, Archbishop Harold Nutter identifies the...
War Clouds Gather: Apology May Be Only Hope
Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace predicts that Zimbabwe will face civil unrest if President Robert Mugabe's government refuses to apologize publicly for atrocities and human rights abuses committed in the 1980s. Thousands...

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