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. 128, No. 6, June

(Andrew) Hutchison Re-Elected Metropolitan of Canada
Bishop Andrew Hutchison of Montreal has been elected metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada in what is likely the Anglican Communion's first electronic election. It took just one ballot for Bishop Hutchison's election; out of 31 provincial...
Anglicans Urged to Host Youth: Roman Catholic Event to Culminate in Papal Visit
Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders in Toronto met in April and May to discuss ways Anglicans can participate in World Youth Day, a major Catholic event that will take place July 18-28 and culminate in a mass led by Pope John Paul II. Archbishop...
Anonymity, Stress Contribute to Inhuman Treatment (in Airports)
AIRPORTS ARE places where I have spent a great deal of my life since I was called to a responsibility requiring so much travel. Over the years the time spent in airports for each trip has increased. Security requirements mean longer time before...
Assisted Dioceses Seek Clergy Salary Increase
Mississauga, Ont. The Council of the North has asked the church to consider raising the minimum salary for priests by $1,500 a year. Council members are concerned about how priests in member dioceses are fagging behind clergy in the rest of the...
Building Trust with Ottawa
Mississauga Council of General Synod discussed residential schools behind closed doors. Afterwards, a written report was issued which said that bilateral negotiations between the federal government and Anglicans which began in December "continue...
Church Must Relect Culture, (George) Carey Says
The retiring head of the Anglican Communion discourages the parceling off of the church into factions, especially when it is faced with the unprecedented challenge of relevancy in a postmodern age. "I am evangelical; I am catholic; I am charismatic;...
CoGS Approves Rules of Worship
Council of General Synod voted to adopt guidelines for Anglican and Lutheran clergy serving in one another's parishes and for common worship. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, staff support for the Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission, said that at the...
Consultations Seek to Make Evangelism a Priority
In order to be effective, evangelism must be made a priority: by bishops, by dioceses, by clergy, by laypeople. That is one lesson learned by Rev. Sandy Copland, the Anglican Church of Canada's representative at an international Anglican consultation...
ECUSA Poised to Welcome Cubans
An official from the Episcopal Church in the United States says the church's Governing Council would likely welcome a move to bring Cuban Anglicans back under the umbrella of the U.S. church. The Anglican Journal reported in April that the Cuban...
Funding Plan Heralds Changes: CoGS Approves Marigold Report
Mississauga, Ont. A new fundraising proposal aimed at injecting fresh life into the Anglican church's work and nailing down an amount residential schools negotiators can offer to the federal government, was presented to Council of General Synod...
Journal Wins Nnine Press Awrds: MinistryMatters Layout Honored
Ottawa The Anglican Journal took nine prizes at the annual convention of Canadian Church Press here on May 9, including the top award for treatment of a news event, which recognized the newspaper's coverage of the residential schools issue by reporter...
Lasting Impact of the Jim Ferry Case: Few Changes in 10 Years, Priest Says
In the 10 years since Rev. Jim Ferry was fired for maintaining a homosexual relationship, issues involving homosexual Anglicans have arisen many times and the case has had a lasting impact on the two people most closely involved -- Mr. Ferry and Archbishop...
'Letters to the Editor' Page
THE LETTERS to the editor that appear in the Anglican Journal are a representative sample of those received over the weeks leading up to publication. The tenet behind publishing letters to the editor is simply that if people are going to invest the...
Media Code Drafted for Middle East Stories: Journalists Urged to Get Both Sides from Sources
New York A new Code of Fair Practices was developed at a conference in April on what constitutes full and fair media coverage of Israeli-Palestinian issues. The conference, called Megaphones and Muffled Voices held in New York City, was sponsored...
(Michael) Peers, Israeli Envoy Seek New Dialogue
Archbishop Michael Peers' recent statement on Middle East conflict not only caused a furor among readers of church media, but also sparked a meeting between the Anglican primate and Israel's ambassador. Israeli ambassador Haim Divon requested the...
Pact (on Indian Residential School Question) Foreseen `in a Few Months'
Mississauga, Ont. Jack Stagg, the deputy minister leading the federal government's residential schools negotiating team, says he hopes the two sides can soon reach agreement. Negotiators hope an agreement can be reached "in a matter of a few...
Peace Plan Greeted by Scepticism
Christian activists say they are sceptical about promises by Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to restore peace to the troubled western state of Gujarat, which has been plagued by violence since mid-March when riots left more than 700 people,...
Primates Tackle Issues on AIDS Pandemic: Statement on God Approved
Primates of the Anglican Communion, at their annual meeting, this year avoided the contentious issue of homosexuality, but tackled the issue of HIV/AIDS and developed a statement concerning the nature of God. Thirty-five of the 38 national leaders...
Searching for the Meaning of Sept. 11: A Place Made Holy by Human Suffering
New York SHE WAS supposed to have died, but had switched with a colleague, and now the flight attendant pointed at the pit. "This is hell," she said. It was very early in the morning and the woman, who smelled of alcohol and was drenched in tears,...
Spiderman
Spider-Man Columbia Pictures Directed by Sam Raimi Starring Tobey Maguire Rating: *** (out of five) OK: so it's a movie based on a comic book--a good-verses-evil morality tale. And it's a big Hollywood picture, an expensive blockbuster...
Team Translates Bible into Inuktitut: 24-Year Project Helps Preserve Inuit Languages
The Canadian Bible Society, working with a translation team of Inuit Anglican clergy, has completed the 24-year task of translating the Bible into Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit of the eastern Arctic and northern Quebec. "Translating the Bible...
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