Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 144, No. 2, February

Archbishop John Privett Announces Retirement
Archbishop John Privett, diocesan bishop of Kootenay and metropolitan (senior bishop) of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon, has announced plans to retire at the end of May 2018. In a statement, Privett said that he made the...
A Struggle for Hope
YESTERDAY, we received news that another young person in an Indigenous community had taken their life. It is a deeply sad and disturbing event, for the family and community, but also for our entire network. This is happening with awful frequency and...
Bishop on a Mission to Raise $2M by Cycling
Rob Hardwick, bishop of the diocese of Qu'Appelle, will spend much of his four-month sabbatical--May 14 to Sept. 3, 2018--bicycling across Canada to raise money for ministry projects within the diocese and beyond. Hardwick plans to cycle from Victoria,...
Brandon Ex-Priest Pleads Guilty to Theft from Diocese
Noah Njegovan, a former priest who once served as executive archdeacon of the diocese of Brandon, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $190,000 from the diocese. Njegovan entered the guilty plea December 11, according to a statement released...
Climate Change a Daily Reality in Tanzania
CONSERVATION agriculture depends on good soil management through three guiding principles: * minimum soil disturbance * permanent soil coverage (e.g., with mulch) * crop rotation This has become even more important in the face of climate...
Conference Examines Ethics of Synthetic Biology: Is It Morally Right to Engineer Life? What Are the Risks, Benefits?
What if scientists could code DNA as easily as engineers code software? If everything from veggie burgers to opiates could be made and synthesized completely in a lab? If data could be uploaded and stored on a strand of DNA? With the advent of new...
Education Restores Health and Reduces Poverty: 'My Child Would Not Have Died If Send a Cow Uganda Had Come Earlier'
RUTH and Vincent live in Mitwizi village as members of the Tukwatirewamu Orphan's group, whose 30 members all care for orphans. They have six children ranging from seven to 17, but there used to be seven. "My children often fell sick and were ever...
Growing in Faith: Canadian Foodgrains Bank Connects Farmers with Churches, to Provide Food for People in Need
IT IS MID-NOVEMBER and Gary Weir is waiting for the right day to harvest his grain corn. It has been a particularly wet season and the crop needs to dry more before it can be harvested. He also has to wait for the combine that he hires to be available....
Hiltz, Welby Discuss Lambeth Preparations: Theme for 2020 Conference: 'God's Church for God's World'
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, returned December 4 from a week-long trip to the U.K., where he met with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and discussed, among other things, preparations for the Lambeth Conference...
In Wake of Trump Decision, Hiltz Calls for Prayers for Jerusalem
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has called for prayers for Jerusalem after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision December 6 to recognize the city as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv....
Jesuits Played Key Role in Developing 'Inculturation'
It was good to read Mark MacDonald's column discussing inculturation (Inculturation, Dec. 2017, p. 5) and its importance in spreading the good news of the gospel among Indigenous peoples. We Anglicans might want to remember the key role played in...
Lutheran Theological Seminary Installs First Anglican President
Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) in Saskatoon, Sask., has appointed the Rev. William Harrison as president. Harrison, who is the first Anglican to be president of LTS, says he wants to be "something of a bridge" between the Anglican and Lutheran...
Pastoral Rather Than Punitive?
It is disappointing that Archbishop Fred Hiltz would trivialize the collective leadership of the 39 primates of the Anglican Communion (Hiltz: Sanctions likely if marriage canon is amended, Dec. 2017, p. 1). If the primates are prepared to place...
PWRDF Leads Food Distribution Project in South Sudan
Nateba Lokorio, a single mother who cares for her two daughters, her mother and her two elderly aunts in the rural county of Kapoeta North in South Sudan, said she received a "wonderful" gift in December: "My household is now guaranteed a meal each...
RCMP Academy Adopts Blanket Exercise
The training of all RCMP cadets in Canada will now feature the Blanket Exercise, a teaching tool in Indigenous history developed by ecumenical social justice group KAIROS Canada, the RCMP announced in December 2017. The RCMP said it had decided...
Saskatchewan Anglicans Share Church with Roman Catholics
In the early afternoon of Christmas Eve, 2016, Chad Geis, chair of the pastoral council at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qu'Appelle, Sask., arrived at the church he had known since his childhood to get things ready for the...
'Sisters, Keep the Seeds in Your Hands!' Women Farmers in Bangladesh
BANGLADESH, like Canada, is a country rich in biodiversity, at one point boasting more than 15,000 varieties of rice. Yet thousands of those varieties were lost when a limited number of 'higher yielding varieties' of rice were offered to Bangladeshi...
South Sudan Delegates Call on Canada for Support
Two co-ordinators of the National Women's Program of the South Sudan Council of Churches are asking the Canadian government to help end gender-based violence and support peace in South Sudan through political and financial initiatives. During a...
Thanks to You: ANGLICAN PARISHES ACROSS CANADA ARE GETTING INVOLVED WITH PWRDF --AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Rohingya relief Folks at St. Anselm's, Vancouver dedicated their annual PWRDF Day to learning more about Rohingya refugees. Shirin Theophilus prepared prayers and a skit in place of the sermon. Parishioners brought to life the Rohingya Muslim's...
'They Will Still Bear Fruit in Old Age'-Psalm 92:14
ARE OUR churches ready for the "greying" of Canada? Last year, Statistics Canada reported that for the first time since 1871, Canadians 65 and older outnumber those under 14. There are 5.9 million seniors, compared to 5.8 million children. The demographic...
Three Decades of Friendship and Prayer
AT LEAST 30 years have passed since Bishops Barbara Andrews and Mary Irwin-Gibson met in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Today, they live across the country from each other: Mary Irwin-Gibson is the bishop of the diocese of Montreal, and Barbara Andrews...
To Cuba
THIS MONTH, I travel to Cuba for the annual synod. The diocese was originally a mission diocese of The Episcopal Church, but in 1967 it became what in Anglican terms is "extra provincial." That means the diocese does not have the blessing of fellowship...
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