Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 136, No. 1, January

A New Year
IT'S HARD to believe that 10 years have passed since we ushered in the new millennium. It's hard to believe that 15 years ago, on Jan. 18th--The Confession of St. Peter--I was ordained bishop. At my consecration, I remember Archbishop Michael Peers...
Anglicans Working to End Homelessness: Need to Debunk Myths and Give Homeless 'Housing First'
IN EVERY MAJOR city in Canada, you can see people, huddled over grates, covered with sleeping bags, taking shelter in entrance ways to stay warm. The plight of the homeless is most troubling as winter comes to Canada, but it is a dangerous, precarious...
CoGS Looks to the Future: General Synod 2010 the Budget and More
When it met in mid-November, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) was considering the future of the church from several angles in both the short- and long-term. What budget cuts are required for 2010 and in the coming years to eliminate deficits by...
Igniting the Passion: Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Sparks Outpouring of Joy
MONICA DAVIS IS just 24 years old and boy, did this young Anglican snag a dream job: "Happiness Ambassador" for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic torch relay. For 100 of the 106 days that the Olympic torch will be carried across Canada, from Victoria to...
It Was the Holy Book to Him: How a New Canadian Found God in Universal Healthcare
Around the table sat senior administrators and civil servants from several levels of government. The conversation was about the intricacies of budget cycles, lead-times to the next cabinet decision, governance structures and policy development directives....
Montreal Youth to Sponsor Refugee Family
A youth group from the diocese of Montreal is embarking on a mission to raise $20,000 to sponsor a refugee family of four. Representing the parishes of St. Mary's, Kirkland, and St. George's, St. Anne de Bellevue, the youth hope to raise at least...
Truth and Reconciliation Education for Canada
Orillia, Ont. Expect a massive education campaign about the residential schools and the work of healing and reconciliation with aboriginal people to roll out in the Anglican, United and Presbyterian churches in the coming months. More than 100...
Walk a Mile in a Survivor's Shoes
Orillia, Ont. "What would you do if they came for your kids?" This, at the simplest level, is the question non-aboriginal Canadians can ask themselves to better understand the dark legacy of the Indian residential schools. Marie Wilson, a member...
'What Do They Want Now?'
OFTEN, AS I travel across Canada, I hear Anglo-Canadians (even Anglicans!) speak of indigenous peoples with great impatience (and barely hidden hostility), "What do they want now?" Much is implied in the question; a frustrating web of misunderstanding...
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