Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 133, No. 8, October

Aid Sent for Peru Earthquake: PWRDF Contributes Initial $10,000
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STAFF Action by Churches Together (ACT) International sent $48,747 from its rapid response fund to aid people in remote and inaccessible rural areas of Peru affected by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that killed more than...
Book Depicts Some of Canada's Finest Churches
Canadian Churches an architectural history Peter Richardson and Douglas Richardson Photographs by John de Visser 440 pages Publisher: Firefly Books, October, 2007 $85 ISBN-13: 978-1-55407-239-2 THE RATHER DRY title Canadian Churches: an architectural...
Christian Voice Needed in Stem Cell Debate
GO-AHEAD FOR hybrid, embryo research praised THIS HEADLINE in The Telegraph last month was one of many popping up around the world as researchers seek cures for diseases such as Parkinson's, breast cancer or diabetes. Much current research centers...
Complex Rebel Puts Her Faith in Music
WHEN I HEARD that the pop musician Sinead O'Connor had released an album called Theology, it took me right back to my university days, when I used to comb through the lyrics of my rock records, searching for signs that at least a few of these artists--whose...
Conference Urges Religious Leaders to Step Up War on AIDS
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Colombo An international interfaith conference on HW/AIDS has called on religious leaders to use their places of worship, and educational and health facilities to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS. "We acknowledge...
Diocese Investigates Abuse Claims
The Anglican diocese of Ontario has launched an investigation into allegations of psychological and physical abuse involving two of its priests, one of whom served as headmaster for 20 years at Grenville Christian College, a recently-closed private...
EU Harms Farmers: Bishop
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Warsaw A Polish bishop is urging the country's farmers not to sell land to foreigners in order to prevent the European Union imposing injustices upon those who till the soil for living. "Our hope lies, as never...
Forgive Us Our Trespasses, as We Forgive Those ...'
Forgiveness Stories For Our Time Johanna Lunn, Director Wild East Productions, Inc Johanna Lunn, Kent Martin, producers IN THE FILM Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time, director Johanna Lunn takes on the subject of, yes, forgiveness. Timely indeed,...
Hindus Protest Yoga Ban at Two UK Churches: Priest Says Activities Must Be in Tune with 'Christian Ethos'
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Canterbury Leaders of Britain's Hindu community are expressing disbelief and outrage at claims by two English church ministers that yoga should be banned after saying that the meditative...
'Letting Go, Letting Be, Letting Begin': Program Assists Returned Volunteer Missioners
AN ECUMENICAL GROUP of volunteers--some who worked overseas for over a year, others for more than a decade--recently attended a reentry program in Toronto designed to help them process their experiences both while in mission and upon their return to...
Lutherans Seek to Become 'Greener'
IN HIS 1985 volume, God in Creation, Jurgen Moltmann wrote: The alienation of nature brought about by human beings can never be overcome until men find a new understanding of themselves and a new interpretation of their world in the framework of nature."...
More Dissident Bishops for U.S.: Episcopal Church's Prelates Consider Moratorium
As bishops of the Episcopal Church prepared for a late September meeting in New Orleans that was to include Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, three more bishops were consecrated outside the American church to minister to dissidents in the United...
Partnerships Director Set to Retire in 2008
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STAFF Eleanor (Ellie)Johnson, director of the Anglican Church of Canada's partnerships department since 1994, said she will retire as of March 31, 2008. "She has served our church both nationally and internationally...
Schools Agreement Will Pay 80,000 Former Students: Opt-Out Period Ended in August
The federal government began implementing the Indian residential schools settlement agreement on Sept. 19, following the end of a five-month period that allowed members of the class action to withdraw. As of the deadline, Aug. 20, "201 people chose...
The Darfur Response
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] STAFF THE FIGURES are startling for what as been called "the forgotten war" --Darfur. The continuing conflict between the government of Sudan and the southern rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Army began in 2004...
Trouble Brews over Gay Issue: Province of Central Africa 'Could' Split
The General Synod of the Anglican province of Central Africa, which met in early September in Malawi, replaced the provincial dean because of his "pro-gay" and pro-American viewpoints, according to The Living Church magazine. There were also contradictory...
When Will Church Learn Lessons about Abuse Scandals?
DESPITE THE high-profile controversy over church-run native residential schools in the last decade, it seems that certain quarters in the church still have some lessons to learn about: 1) their work with vulnerable groups; and 2) their association...
Young Woman at Home with Sisterhood
SISTER AMY HAMILTON is turning 30 this year and experiencing the same angst as any other 20-something nearing that milestone. The only difference is that Sister Amy, who is a nun with the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, an Anglican religious community...
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