Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 134, No. 8, October

50 Years in 20 Months: Help Us Celebrate the First 50 Amazing Years of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund and Make the Next 50 Even More Meaningful
Fifty years in 20 months: help us celebrate the first 50 amazing years of The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund and make the next 50 even more meaningful. Wow. What started as a heartfelt outpouring to help a mining town in Nova Scotia...
An Anglican Presence at the Vancouver Winter Olympics
WHAT IS THE relationship between religion and the Olympic Games? If you were to ask the organizing committee of the Beijing Summer Games, they would tell you that there should be absolutely no relationship at all. Church and state--especially the...
Anglican, Lutheran Young People Attend 'Travel Light'
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STAFF More than 1,000 Anglican and Lutheran young people travelled by bus, car and plane to Whitehorse, Yukon to attend the 2008 Canadian Lutheran Youth Gathering from Aug. 14 17. About 12 buses arrived from Edmonton (the...
Anglicans Urged to Respond to Need of Roma People
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Highlighting the gravity of the situation of Roma people of Europe, Hindus have strongly urged the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan D. Williams, to immediately come up with a white paper on their plight. Rajan Zed,...
A Tale of God's Will-New Orleans, the First Time
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I HAVE NEVER been to New Orleans, but I have known loss. I have never had to confront what it might mean to have my city, my neighbourhood, my home, washed under an unstoppable wall of water, but I have known sadness of the...
Attending Church Can Help Teen's School Grades
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Oxford, Ohio American teenagers who attend religious services achieve higher than average results at school, feel more attached to their school as a community, and are significantly more likely to graduate than those...
Audacious Anglicans Reflects on Heroes of Faith
According to a young Church School pupil, a saint is "someone the light shines through"--speaking of the figures in stained glass windows that adorn many churches. But the saints described here--so labeled by the Archbishop of Canterbury himself in...
Born out of Tragedy: The Springhill Mining Disaster and the Beginnings of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
In the town of Springhill They don't sleep easy Often the earth will tremble and roll When the earth is restless Miners die--Springhill Mining Disaster song, written by Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger. Springhill, Nova Scotia is located on high ground...
Celebrating Our Past by Giving Refugees a Future
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Myanmar. Afghanistan. Iraq. Colombia. Darfur. Congo. These are some of the most dangerous places on earth, places most of us would never venture into; places we would never choose to take our families. But for many who were...
Conservatives Offer Alternative: Six Primates Plan 'Gospel Movement'
Six conservative primates of the Anglican Communion have rejected proposals aimed at resolving the current dispute over homosexuality, saying that "the urgency of the situation" requires them to continue with their plans for a "gospel movement" that...
Dealing with Lambeth Moratoria: House of Bishops Discusses Next Steps
The Canadian house of bishops will discuss this month how best to respond to renewed proposals for moratoria on the blessing of same-sex unions, the ordination of persons living in same-sex unions to the episcopate, and cross-border interventions....
Diocesan Times Faces Financial Crisis
STAFF Budget cuts are threatening the continued operation of the Diocesan Time's, the newspaper of the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. "We're in a very difficult situation," said Steve Proctor, chair of the newspaper's management...
Giving Thanks
MY EARLIEST memories of the harvest festival are of apples and leaves on every windowsill of the church, baskets of fruit and vegetables at the chancel steps, and homemade bread and grapes on the altar. I remember the opening hymn Come, ye thankful...
Hendrix Appointed New Director of Philanthropy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] STAFF Holland Lee Hendrix, who has served as chief advancement officer at Hampshire College in Massachusetts and as president of the New York-based Union Theological Seminary, has been named executive director of philanthropy,...
Henry Poole Too Shallow for Theological Deep Diving
THE ROMAN Catholic Church has confirmed a long history of holy apparitions, visions of Jesus or Mary that speak love and peace, usually from the sky. In the comedy Henry Poole Is Here, a middle-aged man with a neck beard is graced with such a blessing....
India Schools Close to Protest Violence
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Bangalore, India Christian groups have expressed dismay at attempts by India's Kamataka state government to take action against hundreds of church educational institutions after they closed for a day to protest ongoing...
Key Dates in PWRDF's History of Faith and Outreach
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [A tsunami-affected family about to move into their new home in Pallemalla on Sri Lanka's tsunami-ravaged southern coast. With help from the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka, and support from ACT International, PH Nandasimi,...
Moratoria May Pose 'Difficulties': Clarity Sought about Expectations
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has acknowledged that, while "a strong majority" of bishops present at the Lambeth Conference agreed on the need for moratoria on same-sex blessings and on cross-border interventions,...
New Westminster Removes Four Clergy: Same-Sex Blessings the Pressing Issue
STAFF The Vancouver-based diocese of New Westminster, invoking a provision in its bylaws, announced on Aug. 26 the removal of clergy who have left the Anglican Church of Canada over theological differences over same-sex blessings but who continue...
PWRDF in the World
During 2007/2008 PWRDF has touched hundreds of thousands of lives through its development programs, in 25 countries located in four geographic regions with 99 partners. The work occurs in the following sectors: basic health, capacity building, food...
So, How Are Things Running along These Days? 2007-2008 Financial Statements
PWRDF Revenue Allocation Interest 4.1% Parish/Individual Donations 61.90% Bequests 12.55% Provincial Gov't 0.26% CIDA Tsunami 0.91% Note: Table made from pie chart. Primate's...
Solitary Singer and Tradition
THERE IS A black and white ketch hanging on the paneled all in Old Cat's organ loft. It shows the inside of a church, row upon row of pews, with a solitary man holding Common Praise and singing his heart out. I admired the detail and asked Old Cal...
World Council of Churches Marks 60th Anniversary: WCC Shines When Victims Have 'Voice'
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Utrecht, Netherlands The future of the World Council of Churches (WCC) lies in giving those less fortunate in the world a voice, a former Dutch church leader told a gathering in Amsterdam to commemorate the WCC's...

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