Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 140, No. 4, April

ACC-UCC Talks Target Differences
"Both friendly and intense" is how the Rev. William Harrison describes the third dialogue between the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada, which wrapped up in Vancouver Jan. 3.6. An interim report will be submitted for Council...
A Journey like No Other: You Are Exhausted and Surrounded by an Almost Palpable Fear
Roman army road that climbed the escarpment then dropped into the village. That was two days ago. Yesterday, you and the group came here, to the only safe house you have now. Tonight, Martha has given a dinner for the group. But even her warmth...
Becoming a Family
MARK MACDONALD Colonial governments and First Nations certainly saw the treaties from different cultural perspectives. For colonial governments, treaties were an exchange of land and authority on the First Nations' side, for the protection of...
Brave New Republic: South Sudan's Path to Violence
BY DIANA SWT The high hopes for peace and prosperity that rang in the buth of the world's youngest country in July 2011 have been dashed by armed clashes between government soldiers, rebel militias and tribal loyalists. Since the latest conflict erupted...
Canterbury Comes to Canada
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is planning a trip to Canada from April 7 to 9 for a private visit in Toronto with Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. The meeting is part of Archbishop Welby's commitment to visit...
Conserving the Cree Language
On Wednesday evenings the hall of St. Alban's Cathedral in Prince Albert, Sask., is abuzz with activity as young and old gather over a typical meal of bannock, soup or stew, vegetables and fruits. As soon as the plates and utensils are cleared,...
Discerning God's Call
ANDREW STEPHENS-RENNIE ILEFT HOME in 1999. Having packed what I needed in the back of my parents' Toyota Camry, we drove the three and a half hours from Cambridge to Kingston, Ont., where I would spend the next four years. As I was preparing to...
El Calvario
FRED HILTZ It was literally a full house with standing room only at the eucha-rist on Sunday, Feb, 16 in Luyano, a very poor area in Havana, Cuba. I was warmly welcomed, along with the Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson (general secretary, Anglican Church...
Film Fest Focuses on Human Rights: Chronicling Humanity's Inhumanity
No frame is wasted in first-time feature filmmaker Marta Cunningham's Valentine Road, a powerful documentary about the 2008 murder of openly eighth-grader Lawrence ("Larry") King by his classmate and crush, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney. Set in...
Making Real the Joy of Faith
Over the course of my life I have encountered adults for whom joy, wonder and the meaning of life have almost vanished. Often this comes from the anxieties that people face with issues ranging from financial instability and illness, to their grown...
Mighty Instrument for Solemn Settings
Kudos to any church that fundraises to purchase a church organ. The beautiful sound of a good organ fills the church, our hearts and our souls. Again, thanks to Liz Russell (Canmore, Alta.) for using technology to provide music--and organ music...
Primate's Commission
The 17 members of the Primate's Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice will hold their first meeting in Toronto this spring, possibly in time to report to Council of General Synod in May. The commission's mandates are threefold: to...
Reliving the Violence of South Sudan: Inspiring the Faithful since 1875
A refugee camp in northern Uganda was the last place the Rev. Reuben Garang expected to be reunited with his brothers and sisters. They had been separated for 25 years, following the second Sudanese civil war in the 1980s. Garang, now an Anglican...
Walk Together
For the most part, I enjoy reading the Anglican Journal from cover to cover. I especially enjoyed reading the article about our B.C. Premier Christy Clark [Christy Clark, Feb. 2014, p. n] and how she incorporates her faith in her daily life. I admire...
'We Could Survive through God's Grace': Lessons of a Child Soldier Turned Priest
GmWuxi Imo refugee camps in Africa. "I lived with the trauma of war, and seeing that happen again brings back memories.' said Garang in an interview with the Anglican Journal. While searching for his family members at the Mere refugee camp and UNHCR...
Welby Calls for Peace
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Pope Francis and other church leaders worldwide have called for peace, reconciliation and unity in South Sudan, where fighting along ethnic hoes has left thousands of people dead and at least 860,000 others displaced...
'Welcome to the Broadcast': How Anglicanism Helped Make News Anchor Don Newman a Class Act on Parliament Hill
FOR MORE than three decades, Don Newman held what he considers the best job in television: senior parliamentary editor for the CBC and anchor of such influential programs as This Week in Parliament and Politics. Prime ministers, opposition leaders,...
Women Bishops in C of E?
The Church of England could see the appointment of its first woman bishop by the end of the year. On Feb. ii, the General Synod of the Church of England voted to fast-track the legislative process enabling women to become bishops. It cut the period...
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