Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 134, No. 4, April

'A Journey of Great Promise': Tour Drums Up Awareness of Commission
Vancouver In a soaring glass hall at the Museum of Anthropology, under the watchful eyes of a dozen huge totem poles, church, native and government leaders on March 5 pledged that the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission will lead to healing...
Bishops Press Conservatives to Attend Lambeth Conference
A group of evangelical bishops in the Church of England have urged conservative primates (national archbishops) in the Anglican Communion to reconsider their decision to boycott the upcoming Lambeth Conference because of disagreements over the place...
Churches Rejoice at Australian Apology
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Canberra Australian church leaders have applauded the federal government's recent apology to the country's indigenous peoples for past wrongs and called for practical steps to address indigenous disadvantage. Prime Minister...
Cuba in Midst of Transition Period: Bishop Laying Groundwork for Two New Dioceses in Growing Church
A sense that change is coming to Cuba as leader Fidel Castro's era comes to an end was present as Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the Canadian primate, and a group of church leaders visited the Caribbean nation from Feb. 4 to 11. A week after they returned,...
Gathering Shows Bishops' Spouses They Are Not Alone
"SOME OF YOU may think of the spouses' conference as basically Jam and Jerusalem, more tea vicar or mitre-making and flower-arranging. There will certainly be food and singing in our program, but there will also be a chance to meet some of the most...
Going by the Book (for a Year)
The Year of Living Biblically One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible A. J. Jacobs Simon & Schuster 2007 ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-9147-7 A. J. JACOBS DESCRIBES himself as obsessive-compulsive, and proves it to be so by...
'I Looked into His Eyes'
ON A RECENT evening I sat amid a packed house at St. Thomas Church in Toronto to hear Lt. General Romeo Dallaire deliver the inaugural lecture of the Gene Stewart Lecture with the theme "Repairing the World." General Dallaire commanded the United...
Judge Rules against Diocese in Dispute with Local Churches
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Hamilton, Ont. An Ontario Superior Court judge ruled on Feb. 29 that the diocese of Niagara could not send clergy into two area churches for two weeks to hold Sunday services for members of the congregations that remain...
Keewatin Paves Way for Native Diocese
The diocese of Keewatin, at its synod on March 1, passed resolutions paving the way for the creation of an area ministry in the predominantly aboriginal parishes of northern Manitoba and a self-determining native diocese in northern Ontario. David...
Kenya Crisis Our Fault Too: Churches
Nairobi Churches in Kenya have apologized for their failure to confront in a unified manner the election crisis that erupted in late December, and they have urged politicians and others involved in Kenyan society also to seek forgiveness. "We...
Kobia to Stand Down as WCC General Secretary at End of 2008: Faced Criticism for Leadership, Credentials
Geneva The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Samuel Kobia, has announced that he will not seek a second term as the head of the world's biggest Christian grouping. "Kobia made his intentions known today stating personal...
Lutheran Membership Jumps by Nearly Two Million
Geneva Africa's Lutheran churches saw their total membership increase over the past year by nearly two million, boosting the total number of members of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) worldwide to more than 68.3 million. The Geneva-based...
New Zealand Diocese Taps Matthews: Three-Part Election Not Yet Complete
Canadian bishop Victoria Matthews has reportedly been nominated by an electoral synod to be bishop of the diocese of Christchurch in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Matthews according to church sources and published reports....
Protestants Now Just over Half of U.S. Adults, Study Finds
New York Protestants in the United States may soon become a minority in a country long perceived as predominately Protestant, according to a new study of the U.S. religious landscape. The study by the Washington-based Pew Forum on Religion &...
PWRDF Head Raises No Objection to Union: Vote Will Not Affect Partners, Says Director
Cheryl Curtis, executive director of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has commented on the decision by its staff to form a union, saying the right to organize for collective bargaining "is an enshrined right in Canada and one...
Ten Churches Vote to Leave: Property and Land Disputes May Be Decided in Court
In February, 10 churches in five dioceses voted to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and affiliate with a South American Anglican church, in an ongoing dispute over Christian fundamentals, including Canada's more-liberal stance on homosexuality....
Turning a Page, Adding a Page in Canada's History Book
WHEN YOU THINK about it, the numbers are rather daunting. Anyone who has followed the issues surrounding the old Indian boarding school system--and especially members of the churches that staffed the schools--is familiar with some of the statistics....
What Is a Bible Worth?
IN RECOGNITION of my parents 50th wedding anniversary, our municipality gave them a Bible. The gift was befitting because they were known in their close-knit farming community as regular churchgoers. They were touched by the tribute and placed the...
Women Confront Funding Challenges
The Anglican Church of Canada sent its largest delegation--13 women from various dioceses across the country--as delegates to the 52nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women scheduled at the UN headquarters in New York from...
Women's Issues Key to Peace in Sri Lanka: Partner
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Churches have played an important part in supporting human rights in Sri Lanka, where a drawn-out civil war has recently gained "new energy, according to a former member of the board of the Primate's World Relief and Development...