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. 140, No. 8, October

2013 2014 Financial Summary
Thank you to all Anglicans who make the work of PWRDF possible. Your ongoing generosity supports partners in Canada and around the globe as we strive to create a more just, healthy and peaceful world.Thank you also to all the diocesan and parish representatives,...
A Boy Named Andrew
People who keep up with the news will by now be familiar with the name James Foley. Foley was an American freelance journalist who was beheaded on Aug. 19 by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an al-Qaeda spinoff group that...
A Gifted Writer/photographer. A 'Powerhouse for God'
'DEAR SAM' Sam Carriere, the Anglican Church of Canada's director of communications and information resources, and its director of resources for mission, died peacefully at his home in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. He was 67. A graduate of...
A Moving Spirit
Compassion can be a powerful force for change. The Anglican Journal takes you to three communities where it is at work for and with youth. "People said it couldn't be done, that it was asking too much of these kids who are ages 12 to 18," says Sheryl...
A Way of Life for This Age
FOR THE PAST few years, it has been my practice to speak to indigenous youth about the critical role that they will play in our common future. The highlight has been on the need for courage and vision. I will say, "If we are to turn the negative things...
Confusion, Relief over Court Ruling
Some former students of Indian residential schools are concerned and confused about an Aug. 7 Ontario Superior Court ruling that testimony about the abuse they suffered in the schools should be destroyed after 15 years unless they agree to provide...
Finding Compassion in the Big City
Cultivating compassion was the goal that the Rev. Jeffrey Metcalfe and his wife, Julie Boisvert, a teacher at Grosse-Ile School, had in mind when tty created a youth pilot project called the Social Justice Club in their parish in the Magdalen Islands,...
How to Raise Kind, Caring Children
One feels pity, but one has compassion. Compassion is a proactive principle at Christianity's core: going beyond passive sympathy for another's plight and acting to alleviate it. But in today's selfish culture of narcissism, how can Christians raise...
Justice Camp Highlights Role of Land in Faith
"Take a risk--and follow something new." That challenge from the Rev. Travis Enright to 75 Anglicans and other Christians, who gathered in Edmonton from Aug. 15 to 21, encapsulated what a unique event called justice camp is all about. Justice camp...
Of Apes and Man
ANDY SERKIS, who plays the leader of intelligent apes in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, says that "the heart of the story is about ... family, empathy, prejudice and tribalism." And, he's right. Those elements of the film--before it inevitably segues...
Our Common Future
EARLIER THIS YEAR I was invited to speak at an event 3,000 kilometres from home. The organizers wanted me to touch on themes of social inequality, a hope-filled future for young people and the church's faith-filled response. I turned them down. ...
Persecuted Christians, Minorities Flee Lraq Faith Groups Ask UN to Act Faith Groups Ask UN to Act
Faith leaders around the world have called on their governments, the United Nations and the League of Arab States to address the "horrific" suffering of Christians and other religious minorities who are being persecuted by a militant Jihadist group...
Primate Pays Tribute to Deacons
Halifax--Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, recently paid tribute to the ministry of deacons, saying they are "the feet, the hands, the heart, the voice of Jesus." Addressing the 2014 conference of the Association of...
Raphael's Canadian Tour
Raphael Nyabala is the director of the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, one of the largest in the world. Nearly 150,000 refugees now call Kakuma home, in a camp designed to accommodate 75,000. PWRDF has been a partner in the Kakuma camp for many years,...
Sharing Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Expertise
PWRDF staff partners and volunteers joined with representatives of other development agencies, government, universities, and private industry at a conference in Ottawa in October, 2013 to share, learn, and discuss maternal, newborn and child health....
Sheer Silence
Editor's Note: The following article, from the Spring 1999 issue of Minis-tryMatters, a former publication of the Anglican Church of Canada, is Featured here in memory of Via nney (Sam) Carriere, a former editor of the Anglican Journal and the church's...
Sportsnels Jerry Howarth Gets into the Spirit
SPORTS broadcaster Jerry Howarth, of Sportsnet 590 The Fan, has been the radio voice of the Toronto Blue Jays for almost 33 years. He is also a committed reborn Christian and an Anglican--not by birth or design but by pastor. Howarth, 68, is a longstanding...
The Pied Piper of Church Choirs
If he psychs himself up for it, basso profundo David Michael Legget can still hit the C below the bass line. And for the past two years he's been the director of a reincarnated choir of 50-somethings that he founded nearly five decades ago. By the...
The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism: Is Gaza an Impetus or an Excuse?
Berlin: "Jews to the gas!" Paris: "Death to the Jews!" Milan: "Nuremberg trial for Israel!" Montreal: "The diaspora is scattered around the world where they take economic control, provoke the hatred of local na-tions ... They make Washington, Paris...
'Until All Are Fed'
STALKS OF CORN are tied to the ends of every pew. Apples, parsnips, carrots and tomatoes are nestled in beds of colourful leaves on every church windowsill. Fall flowers are tucked among wooden hampers overflowing with cauliflower, cabbage, potatoes...
We Do This Work Together
As Provincial Secretary of the Episcopal Church of the Philippines Floyd Lalwet talked in the wake ofTyphoon Haiyan, he explained that Filipino Indigenous peoples don't have a word for "half-empty", only "half-full." Filipino response to the typhoon...
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