Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 7, September

A Message from the Executive Director
Dear Partners, EVERY aspect of the work of PWRDF is based on the principles of partnership, whether it is in the way we work with development partners in Canada and in countries around the world or with members of our volunteer networks in parishes...
A Message from the Primate
Dear Friends in Christ, FREDERICK Buechner writes, in Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC, that "the place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." There can be little doubt of the world's deep hunger....
Assembly a 'Dream' for Primate: Relationship with Lutherans Has Grown
Winnipeg "I never dreamed it would be like this," said Archbishop Michael Peers, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada as he reminisced before 1,000 Lutherans at the 10th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation. He was referring to the love...
Bells Toll for Anniversary: Cathedral Marks 100 Years
Saskatoon The world was in a state of financial collapse in 1913 when the 44-metre spire of Saskatoon's Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist was capped on Oct. 11, symbolically marking the end of construction. The interior would not be completed...
Canada Sees First Sanctioned Blessing: Development Sparks Reaction on All Sides
Five years after New Westminster's diocesan synod first considered whether homosexual relationships may be blessed in church, Michael Kalmuk, 49, and Kelly Montfort, 62, received the first authorized blessing on May 28 at St. Margaret's church, Cedar...
Church Honours Namibian: Cited for Mission on 'Cutting Edge'
Toronto A dynamic Anglican priest from Africa received an award in June for social action and ecumenical work from the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Archdeacon Nangula Kathindi, the first woman ordained by the Anglican Church in Namibia, accepted...
Church Investments Fall Victim to Market: Pension Committee Makes Changes
Several Anglican Church of Canada investment funds were adversely affected in 2002 by poor stock market performance, including the pension fund, consolidated trust fund and Anglican Foundation. The pension plan--which serves more than 2,000 retirees--dismissed...
Cold War Fears Haunt European Churches: Split over Iraq War Threatens Unity of European Union
Trondheim, Norway (ENI)--More than a decade after the dismantling of the Iron Curtain, new divisions may be opening up between eastern and western Europe, a senior European church official warned. Just when it seemed "the last vestiges of the...
Communication Breakdown
GOOD FOR ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury Rowan Williams for demonstrating leadership by calling an emergency meeting next month in London of the 38 primates of the Anglican Communion. Now the senior bishops--shepherds of the 77-million-strong flock of...
ECUSA Decisions on Sexuality Cause Waves
Minneapolis Expect a lot of attention. When the Anglican Church of Canada, as expected, considers same-gender blessings at its General Synod in 2004, it will likely generate some of the international scrutiny that hit the Episcopal Church of...
Few Clean Hands in These Laundries: Film Denounced by Vatican
The Magdalene Sisters Director: Peter Mullan Odeon Films Starring Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy A FEW YEARS ago, a so-called "secondary virginity" campaign was making the rounds in high schools and on university...
Healing Circle Video Garners Award: Production Documents 2002 Gathering
Gathering at the River, an Anglican Video production about last year's healing circle in the diocese of Rupert's Land, was a winner at the Canadian Corporate Television Association awards in Toronto on May 24. In the competition for videos with...
Litigation Alternative on Hold as Government Addresses Concerns
The federal government has postponed the start of an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process for former Indian residential school students until the fall in order to address concerns raised by native people, according to Ralph Goodale, the federal...
Lutheran Assembly Highlights Ecumenism: International Meeting Marred by Visa Denials
Winnipeg In a true show of ecumenism, the 10th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation worshipped in non-Lutheran churches for the first time in its 56-year history. The gathering opened and closed with eucharists in Roman Catholic cathedrals...
National Native Gathering Cancelled Due to Funding
Toronto The withdrawal of a major funder from the fifth Anglican Indigenous Sacred Circle gathering caused the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) to cancel the event and focus instead; on healing its damaged relationship with Anglican...
'Overnight' Success Just Took Longer
Buenos Hermanos Ibrahim Ferrer Nonesuch / Warner SOMETIMES, it takes a lifetime to become an overnight success. That paradox is the odd lot in life of Cuba's Ibrahim Ferrer. He was an obscure background vocalist for 50 years and was part of the...
Primates Decline to Support Same-Sex Rites: Statement Not a Repudiation: Peers
Primates of the Anglican Communion, meeting in Gramado, Brazil in late May, stated that, in the absence of "theological consensus about same sex unions," they, "as a body cannot support the authorization" of blessing rites for homosexual relationships....
Schools Settlement Contributions on Track
The Anglican Church of Canada's residential schools settlement fund has reached $5.5 million since an agreement with the federal government capping church liability was signed in March. "I'm very pleased with the contributions from the dioceses,"...
Service Challenges Vatican Rules: Protestants Invited to Take Communion
Berlin (ENI)--A Roman Catholic priest, presiding over a Catholic eucharist in a Protestant church, invited non-Catholics to take communion, challenging Vatican doctrine that forbids such action. The service took place during the Ecumenical Kirchentag,...
Six Melanesian Brothers Confirmed Dead
Honiara, Solomon Islands (ACNS, Staff) -- Six members of the Melanesian Brotherhood, an Anglican religious order, were murdered last May while they were held captive by rebel leader Harold Keke and his militia, according to police on the Solomon Islands....
U.S. Bishops Hear Canadian Financial Appeal
The Canadian church's financial resources have been depleted by residential schools litigation, Archbishop Michael Peers told the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA) General Convention, in a presentation that was both educational and served...
Visa Denials Reveal Drop in Hospitality
I VISITED Turku, Finland, in 2000 for a meeting of the council of the Lutheran World Federation. A great moment of that meeting occurred when Canadian Anglicans joined with the Canadian Lutherans in an invitation to hold their 2003 assembly in Winnipeg,...
What We Have Heard and Seen ... Reflections from Our Partners
Raimundo Garcia--international partner and board member ... peace with justice is very necessary in all areas of our life; in the family, in society, in the church and between nations. So when we are talking about peace with justice, we are talking...

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