Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal is a Canadian national Anglican newspaper. The Anglican Journal includes local, national, and international news coverage, editorials, arts coverage, and stories of particular interest to the Anglican community.

Articles from Vol. 129, No. 4, April

Anglicans Host China Meeting: High Security after Threats against Group
The Anglican church's national office in Toronto hosted a portion of a recent six-day visit of a China delegation on religious freedoms. The visitors were accompanied by heavy security after receiving threats early in their visit to Canada. The...
Caring for the Whole Person: Spiritual Life of Patient Plays a Crucial Role
THE SPIRITUAL LIFE of a patient who is dying or has a life-threatening illness plays a crucial role in his or her sense of well-being. "In this room that is old news," said Dr. Balfour Mount, founder of McGill University's programs of integrated whole...
Churches in Dialogue: Talks Continue with Three Denominations
At the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue held recently in Mississauga, representatives from both churches greeted the muddle over the Anglican Governor General of Canada having taken communion in the Roman Catholic church with equanimity. Canon Alyson...
Churches Look at Going Green
Environmental concerns are often assigned low priority at many parishes as congregations cope with the immediate needs -- light, hear, maintenance -- of church buildings and grounds. The diocese of Ottawa's ecology and theology working group would...
Council Must Now Choose Its Path Carefully
IN THE MIDDLE of a three-month-long deep freeze in this part of the world, it is difficult to reconcile this month with the coming spring and Easter. Still, it is without a doubt a time for new beginnings. With last month's signing of an agreement...
Cuba Will Not Rejoin U.S. Church, despite Earlier Enthusiasm: Dominican Republic Bishop (Julio Cesar Holguin Khoury) Will Head Church until Religion
The Anglican church in Cuba has voted against rejoining the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA), despite an initial synod vote last year strongly in favour of the move. The decision was reached at the regular annual synod of Cuba in Matanzas...
New West Bishop (Michael Ingham) Warns off Interlopers: Says Yukon Bishop Issued `Ultimatums'
After reconciliation talks broke down, the bishop of New Westminster tried to head off dissenting parishes' efforts to find themselves a new bishop and asked other bishops in Canada -- and one in particular -- to keep their noses out of the fray. ...
Rabbit Proof Fence
RABBIT PROOF FENCE Directed by Phillip Noyce Starring Kenneth Branagh, David Gulpilil, Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, and Laura Monagan WHEREVER colonialism went the children suffered the most. In Canada some call it the "big scoop" and in...
(Rowan) Williams Takes His Seat (as Th Archbishop of Canterbury)
Canterbury, England Archbishop Rowan Williams was enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, in the majestic, medieval Canterbury Cathedral, with ancient pageantry to reflect the history of the occasion, and African drums to honour the majority...
Schools Agreement Signed: Eleventh Hour Complaint from Native Council
The Anglican primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, and federal Public Works Minister Ralph Goodale on March 11 formally signed the agreement limiting the Anglican Church of Canada's liability to $25 million with respect to native residential schools litigation....
School Workers Find Their Voice: Many Former Employees Hurt and Bewildered
THEY WERE NOT ABUSERS. They cared for native children in the residential schools. They responded in good faith to a call from their church. They worked long hours for little pay in remote locations. Now, they are hurt and bewildered. Because some workers...
Sister's Life Spans Nearly a Century: Sr. Constance (Murphy)'s Long Vocation Still Strong
Toronto WHEN Constance Murphyin 1930 attended the Passion Play, the world-famous dramatization in Oberammagau, Germany, of Christ's crucifixion, she knew she was being drawn to a religious vocation. "It was one of my strongest moves to sisterhood,"...
We Meet God When We Look Up
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL is one of the few church buildings of my acquaintance that one enters by walking down some steps. Most churches have steps upward or an entrance at ground level. So, when I walked into the cathedral representing the Anglican...

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