Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 141, No. 6, June

22 Days of Action or Justice, Healing
Anglicans across Canada are being called to demonstrate--in the 22 days following the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission--that this ending is only the beginning of healing and reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous people. ...
A New Dawn
As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) wraps up its work this month, the Anglican Journal asked four Anglicans to reflect on the following questions: Where do you see reconciliation happening between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal...
APCI Wants to Be a Territory
Valemount, B.C.--At its May 1 assembly, the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI) unanimously passed a historic resolution asking the synod of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and the Yukon to recognize APCI as a territory...
A Remarkable Journey through the Years
AS PART OF the Anglican journal's 140th anniversary milestone, I was tasked with sifting through the newspaper's substantial archives in search of stories significant to the history of the Anglican Church of Canada, and to the history of the Journal...
B.C. Government Donates $1 Million to Cathedral Building Fund
The province of British Columbia announced on April 10 that it will give $1 million to Christ Church Cathedral's building campaign, which is raising money to repair the cathedral's roof, add a new bell tower and expand its community outreach kitchen....
Beyond Feeding the Family
IT IS EASY to think about I food security as being life changing for an individual or a family who now have enough healthy food to eat for the long-term. But we rarely think about the broader reach of food security work. PWRDF sent a delegation to...
Beyond Metaphors
RECENTLY, I HAD a conversation with an Indigenous friend and theologian. We discussed the Indigenous experience of salvation in Christ, knowing that some folks are a bit nervous about such language. We agreed that the Indigenous experience of the Gospel...
Bishops Discuss Changes to Church Structures, Marriage Canon
When the House of Bishops met in Niagara Falls, Ont., from April 13 to 17, they discussed some contentious issues, including possible amendments to the marriage canon and a call from the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) for significant...
Building Bridges a Priority for the New Communion Secretary General
The next secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, is well known for his work in reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria. But he is also no stranger to Canada. As an adjunct professor in Christian...
Christian Zionism a 'Heresy,' Says Anglican Priest
The Rev. Nairn Ateek, the Palestinian Anglican who was former director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in Jerusalem, told a conference in Vancouver April 23 that Anglicans were instrumental in developing the doctrine of Christian...
Church Leaders Sign Climate Change Declaration
On April 15, Christians from across Eastern Canada gathered at the Green Churches Conference/Colloque Eglises Vertes in Quebec City to learn about how churches can practise better environmental stewardship and to sign an ecumenical declaration committing...
Council Votes to Demolish Church by the Sea
The acrimonious debate over what is to be done with the deconsecrated 120-year-old Anglican church in the town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Nfld., was decided by a town council vote of 4-3 on April 21 in favour of demolition. At press time, however,...
Dear Editor
"WHY DOES LINCOLN get 250 and the rest of us a measly 150?" Thomas Feyer, who edits the Letters to the Editor section of the New York Times, wrote about receiving this query from a sardonic reader when he suggested that letters should be limited...
'Do We Respect the Dignity of Every Human Being or Just Some of Them?'
In the Feb. 2015 Anglican Journal, prominence is given to an article regarding the urging of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) that the Anglican Church of Canada not amend the marriage canon regarding the marriage...
Getting to Know One Another
It took the Rev. Canon Rod BrantFrancis and the Rev. Lisa BrantFrancis 19 hours to drive from their parish in northern Quebec to their new companion parish in Toronto for the first time in April, but the story of these two parishes coming together...
'Governance Follows Mission'
Asked for his thoughts on how the structures of the Anglican Church of Canada might change in order to respond to the needs and goals for Indigenous ministry outlined by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), Canon (lay) David Jones, chair...
Hiltz: Disciples Are 'Called to Trust'
Mississauga, Ont.--Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, began the spring meeting of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) with a reflection on the theme of "trust in the coming of the Holy Spirit," and what that means for...
Hymnal Transcribed into Braille
When Mary Williams attends services at St. John's Anglican Church, South March, in Kanata, Ont, she likes to sing all the hymns along with the rest of the congregation, but in recent years that has become increasingly difficult. Williams is visually...
In a League of Their Own
In the diminutive maritime town of Mahone Bay, N.S. (pop. 1,000), a youth tradition begun in 1960 is still going strong: the Church Boys' League (CBL), headquartered at the picturesque, red-and-white Anglican church of St. James. And while there used...
Journal Wins 24 Awards
Staff The Anglican Journal received 24 awards, including eight awards of excellence, at the joint convention of the Canadian Church Press (CCP) and Associated Church Press (ACP) held April 27 to May 1 in Toronto. Journey to Jerusalem Sunday,...
Montreal Bishop to Retire This Summer: 'It Has Been a Busy Episcopacy'
Bishop Barry Clarke of the diocese of Montreal has announced that he will be retiring as of Aug. 31. While noting in a letter read in congregations across the diocese on April 12 that this "has not been an easy decision," he said he believes that...
Murdoch Is 'Our Ideal Self in Any Sort of Crisis'
In its eighth season, shown in 110 countries, Murdoch Mysteries (CBC) is often praised for the detective's use of innovative crime-solving technologies. But the series offers more: a study of how its central characters work through all that is new...
New Province Proposed
The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) presented proposed steps for creating self-determining Indigenous ministries within the Anglican Church of Canada, such as creating a fifth ecclesiastical province and establishing training and ordination...
Obrigado (Thank You)
ASSANE MUSSA and Alima Alvide are farmers who live in the Province of Nampula, Mozambique. Throughout much of their married lives, their health has been fragile and has impacted their ability to provide for themselves while dealing with recurring diarrhea...
PWRDF Sends Aid to Nepal
Staff The Anglican Church of Canada's relief and development arm, Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), has released $20,000 to help relief efforts of its partners in Nepal, right after a massive earthquake on April 25 killed more...
'Reconciliation Is Organic'
The Rev. Mpho Tutu, daughter of famous Anglican archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu, visited the Anglican Church of Canada headquarters in Toronto April 29 to discuss the differences and similarities between...
Ring the Bells
IS THERE ANY more wonderful sound than the bells of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, or those of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Christ Church Cathedral in Canterbury, St. Paul's Cathedral in London or the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in old...
Service Marks Centennial of Armenian Genocide
Montreal--On April 20, a representative of the Anglican Church of Canada joined the Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal and about 2,000 other people, largely from the local Armenian community, in a worship service marking the 100th anniversary of...
Special Session Set for Marriage Canon Report
Mississauga, Ont.--Council of General Synod (CoGS) will convene a special session to receive the report of the commission on the marriage canon, which has been mandated to carry out a broad consultation about changing the marriage canon (church law)...
The Dark Side of the Pan American Games
When the Pan American and Parapan American Games come to Toronto this summer, there is concern among some faith groups and NGOs that they will bring with them more than athletes and spectators. The Games, which will take place from July 10 to 26...
To Click or Not to Click
"I think we're on track, we're on schedule and we're on budget," Dean Peter Wall, chair of the General Synod planning committee, told the Council of General Synod (CoGS), describing preparations for the next meeting of General Synod, to be held in...
What Brought You Here Today?
It's one of the first questions on our minds when someone dares to walk through the front doors of our church for the first time. It's one of the questions I've had the opportunity to ask newcomers after they've returned a time or two to St. Brigids,...
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