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Anglicans help pressure politicians

Anglicans are taking a vigorous part in multi-faith efforts to influence governments across Canada, from discussions with Premier Glen Clark in British Columbia to...

Synod’s $9-million budget up less than 1%

General Synod has set a budget of $9 million for 1998 - a figure representing an increase of less than one per cent over...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario

Better safe ... Church secretaries and administrators got tips on safety and security at a recent workshop in St. Paul's, Hazeldean/Kanata in the diocese of...

Bishop denies improper use of funds

Bishop Gordon Beardy and members of the Diocese of Keewatin vigorously deny there is anything improper in the expenditure of funds raised by the...

A labyrinthine approach

Vancouver The sound of a softly squeaking floor mingles with the music of 12th century visionary Hildegard Von Bingen. Shoeless people wander within the design...

Hectic lives can seem like busy holiday airports

IT WAS A NEW YORK-MIAMI flight, and it was turning out badly. Snow at La Guardia airport forced passengers to switch to JFK, where...

Council holds last meeting before General Synod

Better palliative care, not permitting euthanasia or physician assisted suicide, should be the focus of medical care for the dying, is the recommendation of...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Canada

Women still out A proposal to open up an all-male group called the Bishop's Men to women in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island diocese...

Church pensions office has millennium bug beat

While many businesses are still being bugged by looming computer problems associated with the advent of the year 2000, the Anglican Church pension department...

New hymnal delayed

Common Praise, the church's new hymn book originally scheduled to be ready for next month's General Synod, will now likely roll off the presses...

Four receive Anglican Award of Merit

The Anglican Award of Merit, conferred on lay people who have made an outstanding contribution to the church, is given this year to: Betty...

Ottawa’s budget disappoints many

The president of the Canadian Council of Churches wasn't impressed with the latest federal budget - but then neither was an analyst from the...

Grizzlies and gales hamper Anglican’s unity campaign

Anglican Chris Robertson battled enraged grizzly bears, defied roaring transport trucks and stood firm in the teeth of howling gales to promote Canadian unity...

Patriarch to visit Canada

Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens will ring to hallelujahs instead of hockey fans' enthusiasm May 31 as 20,000 Orthodox Christians pack the building for a...

Christianity, other world religions ‘dysfunctional,’ claims Farrakhan

As those inside the CNE Coliseum prayed in Arabic to Allah, latecomers lined up for a thorough body search. "Sisters to the left, brothers to...