Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 126, No. 6, June

Anglican, RC World Leaders Meets: Toronto Hosts Bishops at Unity Talks
Roman Catholic and Anglican bishops from around the world met in mid-May in Toronto to continue to explore areas of unity -- a process that has been under way for 30 years. The conference wasn't expected to produce huge theological breakthroughs; the...
Bank and Churches to Work Together: Each Needs the Other to Improve Lot of Poor (in Africa)
Nairobi THE WORLD BANK moved decisively to grab the hand of friendship which African church leaders extended to it recently. The parties need each other. The bank wants new and more dependable partners in Africa; most of their programs there...
Church Must Pay: Poll (Says) Only Minority Wants to See Bankruptcy
Fredericton Four of five Canadians polled say they do not want churches forced into bankruptcy in order to settle residential school lawsuits. But more respondents chose the churches over the federal government when asked who ought to be forced...
Focus on Education in N.S. Has 200-Year Roots: (Arthur) Peters Takes Cue from Bishop (Charles) Inglis
MORE THAN 200 years after it was founded, the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island still feels the influence of its first bishop, Charles Inglis. "I'm No. 13," Archbishop Arthur Peters said of his place as 13th bishop of the diocese and...
Founder of Anglicans Online (Tod Maffin) Gets Own Radio Show
He's broadcast three radio stations over the Internet from his Vancouver home; now CBC Radio has given technology futurist Tod Maffin -- founder of Anglicans Online -- a regular Tuesday night slot this summer. Mr. Maffin, 30, will have 10 weeks...
(John) Stott Says Christianity Must Be True and Relevant: Must Be Biblical and Contemporary
APROMINENT Anglican evangelical conservative based in Britain, Rev. John Stott, recently spoke in Canada on Christianity and tradition and commented upon the irregular consecrations of two American bishops. Dr. Stott was the Queen's chaplain for...
Keeping the Faith
Keeping the Faith Directed by Edward Norton Starring Edward Norton and Ben Stiller ** (out of five) Faith given a fresh look but movie goes nowhere HAVE you seen one about the priest and the the rabbi? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke,...
Life'll Kill Ya: Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon Life'll Kill Ya Artemis / Sony Zevon is a fellow struggler WARREN Zevon's 15 minutes of fame came more than 20 years ago, when his 1978 album Excitable Boy made him a star, buoyed by the top 10 hit, Werewolves of London. Only the...
Media Spotlight Shines on Amglican Church: `Manage' Communications, Some Say, Others Support Continued Openness
Fredericton Until recently, the Anglican Church of Canada didn't need to worry much about a communications strategy for the simple reason that the mainstream press didn't much care what the church was doing. That all changed with the Lytton judgment...
Money Could Run out in 2001: Church May Seek Protection from Creditors
Fredericton Facing bankruptcy perhaps as early as next year and with no commitment from Ottawa to prevent that, General Synod has begun to explore the option of seeking court-ordered protection from creditors. The route of seeking protection...
New Australian Primate Accused of Breaching Doctrine
Melbourne Dr. Harry Goodhew, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, head of Australia's most populous and powerful diocese, has accused the newly-elected primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Dr. Peter Carnley, of breaching church doctrine and betraying...
Preaching a Learned Skill
100 years ago: June 1900 Canadian Churchman reported that the subject of church attendance is one of enormous importance, demanding grave thought and heart searching. Among other questions asked, a prominent place is given to this one: Is poor preaching...
Primate See `Profound Hope' in Troubling Times
DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST: I write to share something of this moment in the life of the Anglican Church of Canada. In this troubling time we are faced with litigation so costly as to change radically our structures and our life as a national...
Research Library Heads to Barbados: Professor (John Hurd) Donates Books to Codrington College
Having begun collecting books on religious topics during his seminary days some 50 years ago, retired Trinity College professor John Hurd had amassed several hundred by the time he and his wife were ready to move into a condominium down the road from...
Revenge Not the Answer to Scourge of Residential Schools
BOARDING SCHOOLS have been the scourge of our people -- and it appears the effects will linger for some time yet. Boarding schools attracted pedophiles, sadists, and other misfits who preyed on helpless Indian children. The boarding schools left...
Salt a Symbol of Commitment, Desolation
`salt of the earth' IT WAS SPRING, and I walking along a path between a river and a busy road. Spring was late; it had been cold and wet, but suddenly the sun was warm and strong. The grass beside the river changed from brown to green in three...
Singing Priest Now Anglican: Rev. Mark Curtis Avoids Being Pigeonholed
HE is known as Canada's singing priest and Rev. Mark J. Curtis has spent the past 20 years evolving his unique ministry. Now, he is doing so under the auspices of the Anglican Church. Married in January 1998, the former Roman Catholic priest was...
Thriving Parish Tries to `Reboot' Fading One (in Toronto)
SOME MEMBERS of a thriving Toronto congregation have joined a fading one in a so-called "church graft" that may serve as a model for other parishes faced with aging parishioners and declining membership. Rev. Walter (Duke) Vipperman. rector off...
Time to Face Facts (for Anglican Church)
IT'S NOW ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that the church's national corporate structure, the General Synod, is going to radically change over the next year or two. The general secretary and the treasurer have shown the church's books to Ottawa in the hope that politicians...
Too Much Focus on Dollars, Aboriginal Critics Say (at Recent Council of General Synod Meeting)
Fredericton Healing and reconcilation between Natives and non-Natives may be the goal, but the gulf between the two cultures was readily apparent at the recent Council of General Synod meeting. During a break on the third day, aboriginal Anglicans...
`Yuck' Factor in Organ Transplants Ought to Be Heeded: Public Concerns over Xenotransplantation Are Real, If Fuzzy
YOU MAY remember the story of Baby Fae. She was he newborn who received an emergency heart transplant in 1984. What made the operation memorable was that the heart used was a baboon's. The procedure turned out as most highly experimental surgeries...
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